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  1. Even the table talk in Bucky's camp where he "called them out" was pretty suspect. Oh well, welcome to "non-scripted" TV. I'm still happy that History invested in a hunting show. .
  2. I saw the "charge" on the woman. As presented, that's a very manufactured piece of video. I wonder how many people quit like the guys in Bucky's camp. (I might have when I saw the state of the accommodations.) Just looked at a guide's site - 22K for a 12 day hunt plus tags.
  3. There are a lot of bullshit teasers. Honestly, the editing, VFX, bumpers and the silly narration are terrible and make it difficult to follow the stories. And the first few hunters just aren't that compelling. I though the guy who "lost" his bear to the local hunter was practically mute. I think they're covering up for some less than compelling footage. Too bad, as it could have been a very slow burn. That said, I'll watch to the end.
  4. I didn't see any spray. Would it really turn a charging Kodiak bear? The bowhunter I saw was flanked by two guys with rifles. The single woman with the muzzleloader doesn't seem to have anything at her side. Maybe the camera crew was armed.
  5. I watched a couple of episodes. Hell of an ad for CVA and Kuiu. Interesting show but the narration, music and sound FX were a little over the top. Made it hard for me to invest. I didn't notice a single sidearm other than the one the native guide pulled out. Aren't they normally carried in Alaska? And how did that small woman drag a 1200 lb bear out of a creek and 10' up the bank?
  6. Be grateful you don't have to clean the sewers of London.
  7. The founder talked a lot about never making gear for deer hunters (or women for that matter) but I guess the segment was too big to ignore. "Perfect for sheep hunting in Tajikistan but if you're not going there I guess it will work for Delaware County."
  8. Deer stand gear without calling it deer stand gear?
  9. Generally, I would say that it's better for both parties to find a breed whose temperament matches your needs and expectations instead of trying to force one into an inappropriate fit.
  10. For true “dreadiness” you want the Komondor.
  11. Yes, the big one. They were developed as a hunting breed. Still have a bit of a novelty factor. Smart dogs, a touch soft and will need to be trained accordingly. Poodles aren't GSDs. If you're really feeling adventurous let your poodle's coat grow out and cord it. The Pudelpointer (another good breed to consider) is a German cross of a standard and a pointer. Cool breed. Expensive though.
  12. As I said earlier, the Brittany can do it all. Don't overlook the Standard Poodle as a tractable hard hunter that's easy to live with and non shedding.
  13. The problem is that there are a lot of good breeds out there. The Brittany can do it all. The Airedale is an excellent choice if you want a rough dog that can also act a deterrent. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is another all rounder that can be easy to live with. I knew a guy who used Basenjis to hunt rabbits and another who used a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever for pheasants. I have another friend with a WH Vizsla out of Austria that he loves. Maybe list five breeds that you admire and the folks with experience can advise.
  14. Agree with the idea that this will take more training than you think. Describe your ideal dog in terms of size (med or large) and coat (short, long, wire, and how much maintenance you want to do), and an honest assessment of whether you and your family can handle a strong working dog.