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June 22, 2010

Hurteau: Who’s Your Least Favorite Deer Hunting Celebrity?

By Dave Hurteau

I don’t know why I have trouble coming to terms with the term “celebrity hunter.” These days, anyone can be a celebrity, from dancing tourists to blender salesmen. So why not hunters? Still, I don’t know. (Maybe you can explain my problem to me.)

In any case, Outdoors Magazine is currently conducting an online poll asking its readers, among other things, “Who is your favorite celebrity hunter?” It’s a fair enough question, I suppose, and one I could just as easily ask you—except that I can’t quite bring myself to play it straight.

So let’s turn it on its head. You tell me who your least favorite celebrity deer hunter is, and in a few days we’ll compare your top 5 or 10 to Outdoor Magazine’s. Will they be the same people?

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Brock Lesner! What a joke!

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from jbird wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell, the guy just gets on my nerves.

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from MPN wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Well can't pick my least favorite, but my favorite is Ted Nugent

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Got to be Tiffany Lakoski (spelling?).

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from matakis wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell, what a joke. Everything I have seen on him is really lame. Not to mention his sponsored "Bone Collector" series of equipment.

Drurys Outdoors has the best by far.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Least favorite is David Morris with Tecomate. This is not deer hunting, more like deer farming. I hate to say it and I know I might be with the minority here but Uncle Ted gets on my nerves too. I like what he stands for and think he's a good rational voice for hunters but, to watch him on television is difficult. My favorites are probably Larry Weishan???, and Jim Shockey's dad and the Drury Bros are great too.

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from PhilipBauerle2005 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'd have to say my least favorite is Ted Nugent. Everybody is probably in a state of shock.

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from AP wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

My number one spot for least favorite deer hunting celebrity goes to none other than Michael Waddell. I refuse to buy anything that has "Bone Collector" on it.

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from Uncle Ted wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

PhilipBauerle2005,
You sure about that?

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from Uncle Ted wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

huntnow
Larry Weishuhn is a great man I agree.

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from highrack wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jackie Bushman is my least favorite. Michael Waddell is my favorite.

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from PhilipBauerle2005 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Yep, positive. Being a Fudd my disdain comes from jealousy. Point me in the direction of some of your other material and I'll definitely do the reading. All I've read so far is "Baiting: One of my many paths to Backstraps." in Deer and Deer Hunting.

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from Koldkut wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Brock Lesnar, I hope he gets pounded out of the Octagon by Shane Carwin on 3 July.

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from muskiemaster wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

no way, Uncle Ted is on field and stream. I always new he had some tech savvy to him. Ted definitely gets my vote for favorite deer hunter just because he packs so much more stuff into his show. my least favorite would have to be Lee Lakosky, he's to lucky.

P.S
See you this fall when you play in marshfield, Wisconsin. looking forward to it.

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Waddle, I wont buy or watch anything that has "Bone Collector" or it. A house only has so many walls, how many 160"+ bones can one person collect? Hunting is not about collecting bones, a nice rack once a year would be ok, but not traveling from state to state letting outfitters set ya up on a pet 160. I do like Will Primos Idea of marketing and hunting. His hunts are all fair chase. They walk in find the sign, hang stand and hunt. they also shoot 130+ bucks, not airing monster buck kills every show. More should follow his lead.

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from muskiemaster wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

alright, everybody the jokes up I got played by it to though. that isn't the real uncle ted, go under his posts on the message board and you'll see there's one where he says he's not the real ted nugent he just has similar views. I'm so let down by this, I thought he actually decided to come on this website and shake things up a bit.

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from PhilipBauerle2005 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Pretty much should have kept my ignorant mouth shut and my opinions to myself. Sorry everyone.

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from WVOtter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like Jim Shockey and Ted Nugent...guys that treat hunting with class. But on the other end of my spectrum are guys who hunt TO BECOME celebrities. They make a shot (even if it's a bad one)and act like T.O. scoring a touchdown. We all get excited with a successful hunt, but there's a difference between that and showboating for the camera and to sell your name.

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from Outsider wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jackie Bushman, aka King of the Canned Deer Hunt, is my least favorite tv hunting personality, Followed closely by Keith Warren, Michael Waddel (SP???) I am indifferent about Uncle Ted, love his politics, have met him in person and he is not like his tv personality. Favorite is the Eastmans, and Jim Shockey.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

PhilipBauerle2005,
No need to apologize. You're allowed to have an opinion.

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from bcfisher wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i can't stand brock lesner,he is a toal douche bag.

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from Uncle Ted wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

muskiemaster,
Correct you are sir.

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from Jason Hart wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

While I will agree with everyone that Michael Waddell is at the top of the list. I have to nominate someone else for this. It is a relatively new show on the outdoor channel "Pig Man". The host "Pig Man" is just a tad more annoying than ol Michael.

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from jjas wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Waddel, Lee & Tiffany (and all their celebrity friends).

Let's go kill a deer on manicured land, act like it was hard to do and then fist pump and giggle ourselves silly......

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from 03sprg wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

DAVID MORRIS! I knew him when we were both members of the Atlanta Chapter of Safari Club. He was a spoiled, insufferable elitist and one of a Super Rich clique that dominated the Chapter with their bidding at all auctions, so that noone had a chance to win anything but them!!! It was embarrassing to watch this group [twins that were dentists, an insurance executive etc.] feeding at the trough. Before anyone accuses me of jealousy I was and still am a trial lawyer, so money was no problem for me, I just refused to be a part of their "Outbid At All Cost" group. Morris has done everything in the world [magazines,books,videos,dvds,plantation hunting,ranch hunting,seeds,additives,land,t.v.shows and I'm surprised he has'nt come out with a brand of condoms made of deer intestines] to make money on these beautiful creatures,while I continue to only spend and enjoy them! Watching him today on T.V., with his wife and his daughters still shilling for every conceivable dollar, [and now with Jeff Foxworthy]I "almost" feel sorry for him. He sees the points on the deer he breeds and to him they're not drop tines they're DOLLAR SIGNS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from Levi Banks wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'll make a short list. Waddell, Bushman, Lakosky (take your pick), the Tecomate guys. I'm sure I could come up with more, but based upon previous answers these were the first to come to mind.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Has anyone else seen the episode when Shockey takes his dad deer hunting?? Hysterical.

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from schwings wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell is the worst. The Bone Collector and "Thunder Chickens". Grow up! Would not buy anything with his name on it.

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from nitrojoe wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Larry W, the one with the gray beard is the worst. He is always hunting in texas inside a fenced ranch.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Least favorite? We have a tie according to me. Tiffany ties the score with Brock. Wait, I take that back...it's Tiffany, she wins out...she makes me wretch when she sez
"big buck"...

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from KyleKortright wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't like any of the guys that go out there just to collect big deer. Like Michael Waddell. But there are some good shows out there like passthru outdoors where they hunt public land and are happy with any size deer they get. But my favorite would have to be Chris Bracett on arrow affliction.

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from finnyk wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Any of the ones who giggle like little girls who just got their first Barbie doll every time they harvest an animal. Showing an appreciation for the hunt and the beauty of the animal is one thing, but GEEZ! It's like Jeff Burton says about burnouts after victories . . . "Act like you've been there before; even if you haven't."

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from jbird wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I gotta say, as HUGE as the UFC is right now, having Brock Lesnar as a "pro-hunter" is good for hunting and hunters. Yeah, his personality may be lacking, but he's the biggest 'celebrity' out there right now standing up for the sport, at least among younger would-be hunters. Sure Teddy's famous, but not alot of youngsters even know who he is. I agree w/all those above who think the tecomate guys are a joke. Here's a tip, Lee & Tiffany are actually 'watchable' if you put the TV on mute;)

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from country road wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't watch enough hunting shows to know half the people mentioned,but I don't like Ted Nugent or his music, probably because I'm an old fart. I agree with Nugent's stand for hunting and hunters, I just don't like his personality.

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from Jason Hart wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I agree with the Tecomate guys as well so here is my top 5 list. Pigman, Waddell, Tecomate dudes, and Dave Watson (Mathews TV). My favorites are Primos, Jim Shockey, Ted Nugent, and the Drurys.

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from MB915 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Larry Weishuhn is by far my least favorite person.

Have seen him say a huge buck is not big enough yet, to shoot a smaller buck (sure the ranch was only letting him shoot a managemnet buck for free)

Has missed at the same buck with a pistol, not once, not twice, but three times.

Was gun hunting in pa, and took a nice buck, leaves were at peak foilage, pa's gun season starts in december. Canned Hunt

He talks a big game, but he does no "real" hunting

I do like the guys who do eastmans outdoors. A majority of their hunts are DIY out west, which gives me hope I to could harvest what they harvest.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Remeber you asked for it....

I used to judge turkey calling contests when Mr. Waddell was on the circuit for Real Tree, he had quite an ego then and apparently still does. His mentor Bill Jordan shares the same qualities.

I once had a very good laugh courtesy Mr. Jordan and my late father. My Dad was looking over the new patterns at the Real Tree Booth at a National NWTF Convention in the mid 90's. Bill Jordan was busy signing autographs and my Dad was slowly working his way around the display toward him. The two met just at Bill Jordan signed the last person's autograph, he then asked my Dad if he would like his autograph and my Dad looked blankly at him and said, "Who are you?" Old Bill looked as if someone had slashed all four tires on his expensive pick-up... all the guys in booth disappeared giggling to themselves... Dad kept on shopping...

Ms. Lakosky and her over inflated T-shirts and brainless, "guess who is hunting with us next," banter gets on my nerves faster than a bus load of screaming kids at a nice restaurant.

David Morris is everything described above, if not more.

I once saw Tom Miranda pass off a hunt filmed by another hunter as his own. True he did buy the rights from the fellow but still at the end he did a cut away and was holding a gobbler in rigor and was not a part of the hunt. No use for him since.

Any of the "gamer" types that over populate outdoor TV make me want to barf as well, take your pick on them.

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from BMELO30 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

First of all, I'd like to start off by saying that none of these "celebrity" hunters are watchable or believeable. They offer nothing that the average hunter has to relate with. 99% of us have no private land to hunt on and if we do, it is not filled with "giants" running around in good numbers. Lets face it, with the economy the way it is, most of us are lucky to have a job and cant afford to take much time off to hunt at all. And when we do have time we're not going to field score our deer. We're going to take the first legal deer we can to get some meat in the freezer. I am the average hunter. I hunt in east central PA, where pressure is ridiculous. I scout hard and hunt when time allows. I have killed nine bucks in 18 years of hunting and none of them are "book" or "booner" bucks, yet every time i see those racks it makes me smile and be proud. I dont watch hunting shows anymore. They are doing more harm than good in our hunting community. They push booking with outfitters. Outfitting is ruining hunting and making it return to the sport of kings. I make 70000 a year and I know I dont have 3 to 5 grand laying around to drop on a hunt every year. If we as hunters continue to let these so called "experts" offer us bs advice and buy their stupid products we will eventually be our own demise. I hope that one day we can put all our differences aside and stand up together to really push for more public access and better management laws so that our children may one day know the rush of killing an animal for food. Yes I said kill, not "harvest". Thats a yuppy word for those "celebrity" hunters. Dont follow their advertising bs fellas. Hunt hard on the property you have available to you and cherish every animal you kill, for they are all treasures.

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from BAM wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I've only seen Brock on comercials, and never some of the other ones mentioned (I saw Arrow Affliction once and loved it, never saw it on again). I only know the ones I watch. And actually, I like Huntly and Tred Barta, two not yet mentioned (unless i overlooked them). Not a big fan of the Africa hunts either. Hunting shows are my way of being in the woods when I can't physically be there and I live no where near Africa or South America...Or Texas for that matter.

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

My wife grew up in Columbus GA home of Bill Jerdon who is Waddel's mentor. The Jerdon clan is well known in that area to be rich arrogant snobs. I believe it was Bill that used to win the local big buck contest with a deer killed on his private place every year. I spelled it the way they pronounce it. Don't care for Waddell, either but I use the gear because it is inexpensive and works. Jackie Bushman is also one of my least favorites. Talk about using deer hunting to turn a buck, he is the king.
Bee, wish I had been there to see Mr. Ego get deflated. I would have done the same thing. There are very few people that I would ask for an autograph and none of them hunt or are in show biz.

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from jerry1958 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

cgull on bone collectors they shoot does and management bucks a lot and uncle ted was on my local hunting show in MI and they wouldnt have shown it if it wasnt ethical and fair chase

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from jerry1958 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

oh least favorite is Jackie Bushman and most favorite is either Michael Waddel Chris Brackett or the Lakoskys

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I can't say who I dislike but I really like Tim Wells of Relentless Pursuit and Fred Eichler of Easton Bowhunting.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Tiffeny

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from morganfish wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'd have to say least favorite is Tiffany. She annoys the hell out of me but I do like Lee cause he doesn't go hog wild every time he shoots a deer. I really like the Dream Season guys just cause it seems like they are more like us "normal folk." They also emphasize taking new people hunting which is a huge plus for the sport. Bill Jordan is an azz. Travels everywhere in the prime time rut. No normal person does that.

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from gman3186 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i cant stand bill jordan or his son

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from baconboy206 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

cant stand any of those tecomate people, theyre not hunters they farm the deer, and anything that involves hunting over bait, its not hunting its shooting

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from idduckhntr wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Cant stand Bill Urseth or Steve Scott.

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from senkoman12 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i cant stand just about all of them except maybe Hank Parker I especially hate all the Bone Collector clowns and Lee and Tiffany i dont know how to spell their last name

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

not to sound like an idiot but, I hate pretty much all "celebrity" hunters.

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from MPN wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Good call BAM I forgot about Tred Barta, nows there's a true hunter.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Ok so I know he is the host of a fishing show not hunting but the loud mouthed, blond haired host of big water adventures Mark Davis(not the same as the very humble BASS fisherman) is my vote. He exhibits a high level of douchebaggery in every show without fail and I believe at such a high level that he crosses over genres of outdoor television.

I'd have a hard time picking a favorite as I have just been burn out on hunting shows. I usued to love Road Trips but the Bone Collector series lost some of the down to earth feel. If you watch 4 hunting shows in a row you are bound to see a high profile ranch that cost 10G plus to hunt. If I spend 10G's on a deer I ain't shooting it. I will name it fred and teach it tricks. haha. I think I am just over it.

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from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Least Favorite: Morris,The entire Realtree outdoors and tecomate cast and the fist pumpin fake praying canned hunters out there. Everytime I see a feeder on the Texas hunts on their shows makes me want to throw up especially when they celebrate their kill "hunt" over them.

Favorite: Ted Nugent, Harold Knight, Dave Hale, Larry W.

Want to see wild hunts not well manicured open shooting lanes with feeders or fences.

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from hotshott2289 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I guess i don't understand whats wrong with lee and tiffany..they are good people who work hard to get what they have, Seems to just be some jealousy floating around. as far as I'm concerned Ron spoomer and Larry weishun( spelling is way off i know) are the worst mostly because I have heard them run down bow gunting several times.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i can't stand allen and kieth warren, bill jordan and his arrogant kid, or david morris. jeff foxworthy ruined it for me when he became a spokesman for baiting.

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Honestly I cannot stomach anyone who makes a living through the exploytation of big game animals and the high five yuck yuck mentality that follows the kill. Uncle Ted with his wackmaster nickname--sorry your wife don't put out anymore but thats nothing to brag about dude!, Lee and Tiffany- pure private compound hunting at its worst, Jackie Bushman-gaccckkk!!!, The Bone collector-embarassing at best. Someday somebody will get smart and make real hunt movies like they did in the 70'S on Michigan out of Doors, and American Sportsman.

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from Creek Chub wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Tom Miranda. The cadence of the his voice is very odd. Every sentence that Tom speaks has the same rhythm and tone that the last one had.

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from kyka1865 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Among my worst are Marc Watts and Ted NUgent. Watts seems verys arrogant and Nugent is just way over the top. I don't agree with the "bone collector" idea but Waddel is not too bad.
Among my best are the drury's, Dave Blanton, Brad Harris. Those of you who dislike Larry Weishuhn should really consider reading some of his article and learning about him beyond the tv screen. He is a very knowledgable and well traveled hunter and really a pioneer as far as deer management and whitetail hunting in america is concerned.

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from jay wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

surprised nobobdy said Roger Raglin. He's my vote.

Shaw Grigsby is the absolute worst out of the outdoor shows.

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from idduckhntr wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I do love to watch the Nudge, kill it and grill it!!

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from LTW wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't know why everybody is hating on the Bone Collectors and the Lakosky's. They are just living the dream! If I got paid to do what they do, I'd say some of the goofy stuff that they say too! They are all reading from a script in most of the scenes anyway.

Least favorite is Tred Barta. I've seen that guy wound and/or miss too many animals on his shows.

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from kolbster wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

jim shockey

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like them all. They produce TV shows for me to watch in the off season. I am not a hatter of anyone. They all got their different style or whatever, but so do we.

LTW said it best. Everyone on here would love to live the dream like the Bone Collectors and Lee and Tifany. I know I would.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

You think any of these guys ever stop by F&S.com to see what's going on? I was just thinking about that today and seems like some of them might take a pointer or two from the "common folk". I also wonder how many of these guys on canned or farmed hunts I could actually hunt circles around.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I was on a televised hunt a couple of years ago and have to say I didn't care for it. All the editing and re-shooting took all of the fun right out of my first elk hunt. It kind of seems to me like the more popular hunting shows become, the less popular hunting becomes.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jim Shockey rocks! Any of the T.V. hunters that do a respectfull fair chase hunt, and not shoot any young buck just to get a camera kill, then cry and yell like they just shot the biggest buck of their life, has my respect. Its tough to put together a useable hunt on video in camera light. Lee, Tiffany, Waddell and Drurys they all do a great job showing how they have done it, over YEARS of work.What is wrong with buying property to manage for wildlife, rather than cattle, and produce great footage with guests like Blake Sheldon and Miranda Lampert.My least favorite "celebrity" hunter would have to be Walt Smith and anyone like him.

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from egl52 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

5. Tiffany Lakoski – Her monologues are ridiculous. She speaks in unintelligible whispers at 5,000 words per minute.

4. David Morris – The guy is so out of touch with regular deer hunters. It makes me sick every time he tries preaches at us to wait for a 6 to 7 year old deer. As if anyone who doesn’t own a 1,000 acre ranch has that option.

3. Mark Kayser – He thinks he’s some kind of commando or something. At some point in every hunt he’ll end up crawling on his belly, guaranteed.

2. Stan Potts – He and just about anyone who puts on obviously fake displays of over-excitement.

1. Tred Barta – A friend and I never miss his show, and not because we like him. We just can’t believe such a train-wreck ever convinced a network to air his antics. His constant self-righteous belittling of any form of hunting other than traditional archery would be easier to swallow if the guy could hit the broadside of a barn from ten paces. If I had a nickel for every time he over/under shot some animal by a mile and then called it “a good miss” I could probably retire. I’ve seen him describe his self-imposed limitations on a caribou hunt (20 yards or less) at the beginning of the show, then proceed to take 40+ shots at running caribou in pouring rain! What a joke. I’m sorry that he’s had health troubles recently though.

What I'm looking for in a hunting show: some humility from the host, respect for the animal and the traditions of hunting, fair chase (no sitting in a small house overlooking a feeder), a little bit of humor, no cheesy taglines, and definitely no corny re-created hunting scenes. Show it as it happened or don't show it at all.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I forgot about Stain Potts on my first post, he is way up there on my list. Just below David Morris. Potts doesn't even seem like he is enjoying himself.

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from rolltidebama816 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

This is a tough question, if anything Bill Jordan of realtree gets on my nerves(possibly because I'm a mossy oak guy). Favorites by far are Ted Nugent and Larry Weishuhn, I got the opportunity to meet both of them at NRA Charlotte and they are both great people, Larry even took time out of his day to talk to me pose for a picture and offer words of encouragement and I never will forget that.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Huntnow - Even the best shows have to reshoot the recovery, when the first time elk hunter does not do his part in makeing sure the first cut is useable. Like said before, the good ones show respect for the animal, and show it the way it happens. But sometimes in the recovery, the light may be wrong or the hunter becomes tongue tied or says someting un-airable, and may need to be done again. Thats understandable. Is it all right to put its tongue back in and clean the blood off of its face first, before doing close-up shot? Thats also respect.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

You all need to realize there are alot of people that have control of their own land, and like to see what David Morris, Lee and Tiffany, Drurys and Kiskys are doing.

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from WVOtter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I know a lot of people believe in the idea that more hunters is better for hunting; but I have no desire to share the woods with whatever "hunter" is going to take it up just because Brock Lesner is doing it! I'd rather have a few less supporters than run into these knuckle heads in the woods or at deer camp.

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from jfgann66 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Ted Nugent and Jim Shockey are my favorites they are really class acts. Ted is the most genuinely enthusiastic "Celeberty Hunter" out there. Jim because he is just the man with the smoke pole. Some of those shows you got to ask yourself how did he do that?

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jackie Bushman, David Morris, Tom Miranda, Bill Jordan, to name a few. Don't care much for "Mr. Whitetail" either.

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from arky_hunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I read a long ways before i seen the name stan potts cant even stand to look at him let alone listen to him that being said any of us could fill a trophy room if we had thousands of dollars to blow every year and i wish i did i would love it but i do enjoy watching Waddell,Lakoskys,Uncle Ted,and Jim Shockey mostly because of all the crazy crap they get into and they dont always kill something or hit what they shoot at especially like to watch when Blake Shelton is involved he is one crazy mother oh yeah i dont like the drurys either and some others but enough of my babbleing for now

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from thebigone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm not very familiar with all the hunting celebrities. actually i don't even understand why people watch these guys to do what you can do, all they've got over me and you is money and whole lot of fence. but to have a show that's revolved around survival and then kill an animal in that situation without all the preparation is something worth watching. so man vs. wild where Bear(don't know what kind of name that is) kills a wild boar and reindeer with just traps and a knife is something worth watching to me but then I've always been more of a fisher myself so this is probably considered sacrilege to you serious hunters huh?

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from Whackdaddy wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

This is an AWESOME thread. Slander, embellishment and lies stemming from jealousy being the prevailing theme. So many of the guys you're targeting are doing great things for hunters. Michael Waddell and Uncle Ted being true champions of our culture. Lee and Tiffany and the Drury brothers have world-class land and opportunity because they built it themselves. They're truly living the dream. I don't hate them because I'm trapped in a 60-hour-a-week job.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Bee & Del

I suppose this means that I will have to leave my Official Bone Collector Hat and Lee & Tiffany DVD's at home? I was so looking forward to sharing.

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from WesMcCormick wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Tiffany is great with the TV on mute while shes bow fishing the Illinois river in a bikini. I forgot about the pigman, he's good with a bow but man that guy is annoying. I don't remember the guys last name but Brad something on Primos. I watched one hunt where he missed a mountain goat 3-4 times, each time the bullet hit a complete different area, then he whined and cried for 10 min. about how its all the guns fault. I think the bottom line is the longer there on TV the more popular they become it all goes to there head, and they loose there sense of reality. I dont feel bad for these "celebrities" nor will I make excuses for them, but im sure the same thing could happen to an of us given the opportunities these folks have.

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from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

My favorite is tred barta and least favorite is tecamate because they farm deer. also does anybody know what condition tred barta is in since his accident

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Whackdaddy- You totally called that one right. Too many of these guys can not wrap their head around the idea of what it would be like, to have a larger farm in the midwest, and be able to landscape it into a whitetail heavan. With their management programs, I am sure their neighbors are also shooting great bucks, because non of the reputable shows ever hunt behind a fence. Ted does, but he does not deny it. Thats a different kind of show, than Lee and Tiffany, Drurys and Kiskys.

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from bowhunter73 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

kieth warren 90% of his hunts are on high fenced ranches and thinks he's so special.

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from bowhunter73 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

The lead guy on Relentless Pursuit is unethical as he launches arrows at running sheep.

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from MidnightBanjo wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Allen Warren - I used to like his show, but now all I've seen is of his association of Deer Farming. Pen raised deer - giant racks - totally tame - bottle fed!!!!!! OMG! This guy really hacks me off! He wouldn't know anything about what to do if he had to go hunt in the real world on public land!

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from Curt in Va. wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Mike Hanback is the best....hands down! Informative! Humorous! Effective!
Jordan, Morris & Waddell....their heads seem to be bigger than the racks on their deer.
That being said, God bless'em for being able to make a living doing something I'm sure we'd all love to do.

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from dchassell wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Least favorite would probably Waddell or Tred Barta.

Favorites would be the Duck and Buck commander guys.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

The Warren bros. definately do their whitetail hunting on their texas fenced ranch and other high end whitetail breeding ranches, with large shooting pens, anywhere from 300 acres to over 1000.I have nothing against the fenced ranches except when they try to make you believe they are hunting free range deer. Ever see kieth Warren in Ohio, I believe, sitting by a log with his bow, while several big bucks come hustleing by, obviously being pushed around the pen?

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from bowman77 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I have to pick one??? Okay, Bill Jordan's son Tyler. But close runners ups include: Lakosky's, Jackie Bushman, Morris, Dave Watson and T-Bone.

Use to liek Shockey, but he is growng way to arrogant. I did shake Michael Waddel's hand once as an expo, my 2 year old has a firmer hand shake.

Like: Tred Barta (you the man), Fred Eichler, Primos gang

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from kyka1865 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

After commenting on my own favorites and worst and reading everyone else's it seems that I just don't care much for the deer hunting t.v. shows or their hosts. I do not care for the buisness that whitetail deer hunting has become which is probaly alot of the reason I prefer Shockey, Boddington, and others who expand our horizons by hunting many different species in many different locations. For those who argue against Africa and anywhere remote hunting, just enjoy it, the charm of hunting should be the people, places and anything else that happens during a hunt. I don't mind living vicariously through other hunters.

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from hotshott2289 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Honstly this is really a lame thread..just a bunch of folks bashing people who risked it all to make it in an industry we would all love to be in, and most of you sound like idiots.. instead of bashing fellow hunters and hurting our image we should bash poachers,and trespassing scum... another thought to those who think people like the drurys and lakoskys have a "private oasis" places like that aren't to hard to create in the midwest..

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from Sinkingrocket wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Among the worst:
David Morris
Tiffany Lakoski
Michael Waddell(used to be a big fan- before his hunting show became a sit-around-the-campfire-and-talk-and-play-country-music show.

I hardly watch any hunting shows anymore. They have become nothing but talk shows. These people talk to the viewers as if we are kindergartners. I don't need hunting 101. I stopped on the channel to watch a hunt, not to hear someone jabber on in extreme northern or southern accents.

Ted Nugent Rules!

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from Nolan H wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

LOL! 86Ram cracks me up. I love when people speak out of ignorance. Larry W is one of the biggest advocates for hunting over corn feeders, Yet you don't like hunting over feeders and he is your favorite! Plus Knight and Hale hunt on all high fence farms in Kentucky and they also have corn feeders because baiting is legal in Kentucky. Ted hunts over corn too. Like it or not baiting is legal in these states so I have no problem with it, to me it isn't much different then hunting over a food plot. All of these Celebrities hunt hard and put their pants on one leg at a time like all of us. I respect them all. They have a job to do like all of us. We all should back them and be proud of their success because they are the biggest advocates we have for the sport of hunting. Yes some of the theatrics some do get on my nerves, but I still respect them and their skill as hunters because just because you go on a hunt with an outfitter doesn't make it a guarantee you have to have some skill to pull it off. As for Lee and Tiffany why hate them they are fortunate and worked hard and bought some farms in prime land in Iowa, they manage it hard and their hard work is pays off with big deer. We should all strive to manage our own hunting properties this way and we would all kill decent deer. I don't have a least favorite, but my favorite is Mike Hanback. He is a great guy and an average Joe like all of us that hunts hard!

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from Dann wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I've watched a few shows here and there. By and large can't stand them. I swear, if I hear "It don't get no better than this!" one more time I'll puke.

One exception is Jim Shockey. I like the variety of hunts he has and he genuinely seems to be having a good time.

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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Elvis impersonators and those who impersonate any TV hunter.

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from Eak08 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm with the guys who like Tred Barta and Huntley. I can't really stand anyone else.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Any Celebrity who dedicates themselves to make a commitment making their goal in life going great lengths and totally out of their way for our Veterans has my vote!

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from Happy Valley Hunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Without a doubt it is Tiffany. There are allot of people that look like they belong out there in TV land talking the talk; that's because we know they walk the walk. Cameron, Zumbo and Eastman's crew. But it is truly amazing to see some of these people that try to come off like they are hard core hunters. They get some rancher to give them a free pass. Get all dolled up in the latest advertiser's gear and marketing tricks and sit in a blind on an trail manicured for them, all while wearing full camo. Hell, they may as well be dressed as circus clowns -in a pop-up blind who's gonna see them. Sorry, but just because daddy or hubby knows someone to get you on air. Or just because you have the money to buy 30 minutes does not make you interesting nor credible. And please no whining after missing if you are on a managed deer farm- another 6X6 will be along shortly... or your money back.

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from eli wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Easy choice here, Ted Nugent!

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from JohnR wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I think the REAL celebrity hunters are those here who go out to hunt and freeze their buns off or broil in the hot sun to do what they like doing best; and without a camera stuck up their arse.
How about those organizations who make it possible for disabled vets to be able to get out and enjoy hunting despite their severe injuries. You don't see all that much about them on TV, and IMHO they and the aforementioned are the real celebrities.

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from big jim wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'll have to pick "all of the above", I can't stand watching hunting shows/videos. To me they're a poor substitute for the real thing and just way too boring.

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from doodaa wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I can't watch the Lakosky shows because Lee and Tiffany's voices get on my nerves, and the production is stale. It's getting to be the same old thing over and over.

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from abner wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

It looks like this is a first for this thread, but from what I have seen on Tred Barta, I wouldn't share a camp or boat with this guy if you paid me money to do it. I know he is not well now and I feel for him and wish him well, but I won't be watching his attitude, "I'm doing it the hard way" filled shows again.

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from deerkid wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

its hard to hate anyone that likes to hunt, best are the drurys, lakoskis, and waddel

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from Wiggler72 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

TRED BARTA.......BAH HAH HAH HAH - so incredibly bad that you can't even consider him for the worst.......now that is prety damn bad.......

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from smokepoler wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Anyone whose ego is bigger than the score. Absolutely can't stand anyone who high fives, or acts like they just scored an NFL touchdown. I'm old enough to know who the phonies are and on TV, it's most of 'em.

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from uplndjake wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

There's something inherently arrogant about folks (actors, politicians etc) who crave the public eye and need to be seen by as many people as possible. I met more than a few and they are, to quote Justin Wilson, "glad for you to see me." The amount of self promotion required to be a "public figure" is incredible and to me it must be exhausting. I could never sit still whilst someone told me how great they are and how much they've done for the sport ( read self image) etc. Their lives are basically one long infomercial about their favorite product...themselves Selling this product is what our beloved hunting shows are about. Optics, ammo, gunmakers, gear of all sorts has the perfect tailor made band of shills. These folks are in the business to make money and ultimately it's only ever about $.
Hunting is a deeply personal and spiritual, for some of us, endeavour. Something held closely and shared with few kindred souls when the oppressive weight of regular life and responsiblity push for a release of sorts. We all have to admit that for the most part hunting shows have become a sort of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" they show us places we'll never go and animals we'll never eat and people who really despite their protestations to the contrary don't care one wit about anyone other than themselves. But we watch anyway bcs as predators we are all drawn to the scent of a kill, even if it is behind a fence or over corn.
My favorite deer hunter is the guy I met at the check station this past season w/ a 14pt buck in the bed of his 10yr old compact pick. He said he was 41 and been hunting his whole life, this was the biggest deer he'd ever saw or killed. It was the last day of shotgun season and he and his 2 kids sat in the blind that morning, he said it was the kid's shot but both of them fell asleep and his tag still needed to be filled so when the deer walked by he took him. The man was proud but regretted that one his kids didn't get the chance. I'll never forget him as long as I live, I can't say that about any tv show I've seen.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell : I hate the bone collectors stuff, lame lame, lame,

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell : I hate the bone collectors stuff, lame lame, lame,

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from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

HNolan it's kinda funny you single me out but ok..

David Hale and Harold Knight nwever to my knowledge used corn to call in turkey which they are more famous for than the deer huntin they do IMHO. I enjoy watchin them take the long beards.

Larry W is a Texan and huntin over corn is their staple so be it he still has an awesome philosophy on deer hunting and incredible skill with that Single shot TC he carries. He has alos chose to let deer walk instead of taking them.

My respect for Ted Well let's say I admire his admiration for the Beast as he calls them and his thrill for the hunt and his outspoken and steadfast support of and for hunting and the right to hunt.

I also like Mr. Faulk whom you rarely see in camo he hunts in his pladd wool jacket and slacks or jeans. I watched a show (competition) he was in with other hunters and he took a wounded smaller buck due to his hunting ethics rather than let it suffer basically putting himslef out of the competition. I admire that.

I also admire the late Henry Fonda for his outspokeness and open support for gun owners.

Fred Bear was a pioneer in his field and a legend in his time and beyond. I admire him as well though I don't use his equipment.

I don't agree with or like baiting. That does not change the fact that I can like someone for their stance on Hunting not the Commercialization of hunting with expensive food plots, hi fences, the scentlock scandal etc.

Principals... Not in=gnorance so before you put your foot in your mouth again rethink yourself high speed.

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from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

ignorance (I had a case of fat finger

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from dizidz wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Who gives a rats azz. Shame on F&S for asking, what a soap opera. As long as YOU hunt ethically and are a good advocate for our sport who cares who we like or dislike.I try to watch a program that teaches ethics,safety and respects the animal that has been killed so my kids and grandkids can watch with me. I want my family to understand there is more to being in the outdoors wheather it be hunting,fishing or camping, to be a responsible person and leave it better than you found it.

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from TexasBowhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Cant argue with most of your assessments. Least favorite is Waddell. Too much talk and production and not enough real hunts. My top two favorites are 1) Todd Cast TNT Outdoor Explosion and 2) Fred Eichler Easton Bowhunter. Both of these guys are the real deal. Hunt hard and are more concerned about hunting real animals on low fenced land than making the illusion of a real hunt.

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from dakasper wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

There needs to be more shows about conservation and habitat. I find these to be the most interesting and most informational.

Whitetail properties is a pretty great show because it features many different properties and shows different things that people have done to make their property better.

I really like most of the Primos videos because they seem like fair chase.

Arrow Affliction is also a great show. This guy is entertaining and very good with his bow and pursues a variety of different things.

Jim Shockey is fun to watch. He is just a classic.

I like Uncle Ted for the most part too. Not sure I agree with all of his strategies but I like that he isn't afraid to voice his opinion and isn't afraid to hunt for meat instead of bones.

Relentless Pursuit has had a few good shows as well. They do probably fling too many arrows and maybe need to practice more but I really enjoyed the Jared Allen hunts. If you want to see them look them up on you tube. Go Vikings!

Can't stand the Warren Brothers (mostly Allen). Too much of a big advertisement. When watching Allen Warren Outdoors, Allen is in all the commercials and that sucks because I look forward to taking a break from his salesmen type voice pitch that he has with every sentence that comes out of his mouth.

Can't stand Hank Parker much either for the most part. He wouldn't be bad but never shuts his mouth and is also more concerned with selling the products than actually being into the actual hunt.

Also can't stand the fat guy that promotes a lot of antler king stuff. Antler king this antler king that. I'll never buy antler king anything because of this guy. I'm surprised I didn't read about him on here at all because he is the first guy that popped into my mind but I don't know his name and maybe nobody else does either. He is just a fat guy probably in his upper 20's that seems to have everything handed to him.

Brock Lesnar is an idiot all the way around.

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from sobchakdude wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Favorite TV hunting "Celebs" would be Dan & Guy Fitzgerald - Team Fitzgerald Outdoors. I find that my favorite hunting stories of all time are from the books of Peter Hathaway Capstick.

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from Bones812 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

" Ted Nuggent" Anybody notice if his eyes were brown? Probally not the crap can't reach that high. Every time his mouth opens it falls out.this dude is just annoying. like his music.

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from patricksholl wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Stan Potts. I quit watching him after about three shows where he continued to make it sound like you were a lesser hunter because you would kill a deer that wouldn't make the record book. I am a meat hunter and have tried to teach my kids to be the same. A trophy is what YOU proud of, not someone else.

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from cschauf wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Tom Miranda - He just does some of the wierdest things. Like smelling a bloody arrow! "Mmmm, good blood"! Who does that???? Pretty obvious if your arrow is covered in blood and it's all over the ground!

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

He is smelling it to make sure it was not a gut shot, a little too far back. There can be plenty of blood, but that deer may not die for a few hours. If you track him right away, you will jump him, and by that time the external bleeding has stopped, makeing for a long search the next day.

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from haresear wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

After reading this entire thread (man, I gotta get a life) I have to agree with the posts that bash the canned hunts. The average person has little time and opportunity to hunt. Has to drive a long way to state or federal land and is happy to get a shot at something he can actually eat. Getting a wall hanger is the icing on the cake and then he may have to think long and hard about dropping the $400.00 for a head mount.
Just look at the magazine adds these days; half of them are for seeds to grow stuff to make deer have bigger antlers. Stuff you have to pull behind your 4x4 to plant, on the land you either own or lease, then sit in a box and wait for the tuff shot, most of which don’t even have a blade of grass between the shooter and the target.
Walk into a bow shop for a new compound all set up. Whoa team, where did that $1500.00 go?
Just an example of what it’s all becoming these days. I’m fortunate to have access to great hunting and world class fishing right out my back door but most don’t. They have to do it the hard way, just as I did when I first got started.
Borrow a bow and a few arrows, find some land and actually GO HUNTING. Getting a shot was a big deal, getting something to eat was a big payoff. Back before all this high tech stuff, many folks took up archery just because most states would let you shoot a doe without a special permit. Maybe increase the odds of actually getting a shot at bringing home a little meat.
I looked forward to reading F&S each month to get some useful information and tips on HOW to do it, not what to BUY to do it for you.
Anyways, most of the shows today are a bunch of crap. I’d rather watch a five year old with a BB gun actually hunt a sparrow rather than some toad shoot his 10th buck of the year.
Maybe it’s those same toads that need to get a life (instead of me) and produce something worth watching that actually relates to the average guy.
But, I get sucked up in the shows too and would have to say that, that loud mouth Tred gets the nod for my favorite. The silly SOB was sitting in the river in his wheel chair trying to catch a trout on 1lb test during a blizzard, while half gimped up from a stroke. Just a little harder I’d say than trying to figure out where to dump that sack of GROW A HUGE BUCK seeds.

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from Mole Hearold wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

We should take a vote on least favorite bass fisherman. I would love to punch Mike Iaconelli square in the face every time I hear his scrawny ass scream.

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from tirdypointbuck wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like Ted Nugent because he dosen't shoot the biggest buck every time like all of the other people, he just likes being in the wild, I also like his music.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like Nugent too, but almost all of his deer are shot on his, not very large michigan enclosure, or at the Y.O. ranch in Texas,fenced. Thats fine, because he does not pretend like he is not. It just surprises me that so many of you that condemn hunting a food plot on a well managed unfenced farm, chose Ted as your favorite show.

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from stickbow13 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't know all there name but the one's I don't like are the ones that hunt in fences an then they promote far case. ( it one or the other )

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from tirdypointbuck wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like Ted Nugent because he dosent shoot the biggest buck every time like alot of the other celebirtys do, he just likes being in the wild and having fun, I also like his music

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from bowhuntermac wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Not a fan of Waddell at all. When he first got his own show, I would watch as he seemed to be pretty genuine. Now he is just as bad if not worse than the rest of the "celebretard" hunters. The Tecomate guys are such a joke it is not even funny. Lets farm big deer and then shoot them on camera and act like we did something. Does not even come close to be REAL hunting. Shockey's show is usually pretty good, and a lot closer to real hunting than most of the other fluff out there. Too bad he tends to be an arrogant jerk in real life. Met him twice and he came across as a richard cranium both times. Watching Tiffany bow fish in slow motion in a bikini top in slow motion is high art. Gotta love DVR!

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Shockey and Bushman are my least favorite. I love Uncle Ted aka The Motor City Madman and anyone who complains about Tiffany Lakoski needs their eyes examined. I like Waddell too. I guess to each his own.

I understand Petzal is going to have a show... any inside info?

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from ADKHunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

the guys on wildgame nation bunch of idiot douches and lee lakosky for shoting a wolf when your suppose to be bear dumb sh*t he even got a bear before shot the wolf and the bone collector gang. and

my favorite is tred barta

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

It is considered rude in the South to judge people especially ones you don't really know and talk about them behind their backs, and this is true for internet forums also. We only see edited clips of these folks as characters, and don't necessary know their true character. This being said when Jim Burnworth wounded a giraffe with a bow and then chased it around all over Africa for the sake of killing it with a bow before finally putting it out of its misery with a rifle I was not impressed. Fred could have a blast hunting squirrel monkeys with a blow gun and I like how he gets his children involved. I think its funny that David Morris call dibs on his buck and how he saves special ones for his daughter, but I am not inclined to hate on how people pursue game, and I understand that only royalty could hunt in earlier times in Europe,and how Ivory Poachers were subsistence hunters before white men came, and Native Americans didn't need hunting licenses and private property to take game. Open your mind, and you may gain some wisdom, we are our own best judge, and if that is really Uncle Ted N.then post some more pictures. Cheers.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i kind of like fred eclier hes like alittle kid just gets so excited and i can see myself doing the same at time. jackie bushmans terrible. i like hunters who actually are excited when they are on the show and its real lots of shows minimize this to much.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

AJMcClure excellant point about everyone being so judgemental. Its not really the real Ted, just a wannabe.

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Starting June 30th our own DEP will have a gun nutz show on Outdoor channel. My DVR is already set to record. Guess we'll all be ready to judge ol' Dave after a show or two. I already like the guy.

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from Pa deer hunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

My least favorite is anyone who after they shoot a deer say things like "I smoked him" or "I put the smack down on him" or fist bumps the camera man.(sometimes even after making a marginal hit) This in my opinion shows no respect for the deer.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

For least favorite it is a tie between: Michael Waddell, Jackie Bushman, Bill Jordan, Larry Weishman, Stan Potts,Druy's Lee and Tiffany, and a long list of others. They protray poor behavoir after the shots most of which are marginal and act like they are the best shots in the world, while promoting everything in the world.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't like Shocky, I hope the powder he hipes (and that's all he does) blows up in his face. I don't like Foxworthy (he's a stupid ass taking us for fools). And I don't like Morris or Bushman nor that overly "I know it all" Ted Nugent. Shut the F ing up Ted.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jim in Mo- You need to turn off your t.v. and go to Branson.

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Yeah F all the Fk$. Why can't I be in FN New Zealand telling the guide which 43 point stag I want to buy,or in Texas on the right side of fence filled with Booners that can't leave until I introduce them to a 300 win mag while they munch on freshly laid corn, or in Fn Canada chasing my 2nd caribou that appears to have better fronts than my first one based on viewing them through Swarovski 10 power binos whilst they trot 30 meters away and stop to see what I am, probably because I spent all my time on the couch watching fn tv instead working myself rich, or having my lotto numbers come in. Next on Outdoor Channel AJMcClure filling up yet another ice chest with bream, and diy fish scaling with a magic spoon now available at my sponsors store.

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from kevin45331 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

It has to be Ted Nugent. Sorry Uncle Ted, but I can`t stand your constant sponsor pitches throughout your programs, that`s what commercials are for. While I admire your politics on hunting and constant defense of our second amendment rights, your show needs more how to substance. BTW.... seeing yourself and your buddies empty AK-47`s and other assault weapons into an old house does nothing for me. Click

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from Nolan wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Brock Lesnar

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from Big-Buk wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

I think this is the definition of hunting for tiffany lakoski, Michael Waddel and his crew, all of the Jordans, jackie bushman, and the rest of the guys on my list thats to long to name: lets all go out hunt insanely huge deer that we put inside of our fences yesterday giggle giggle!....cant stand those kinda guys...My favorite has to be Jim Shockey.

P.S. I dont hate Ted Nugent, but he's just so annoying. Also i don't like the guy from Easton Bowhunting. Yeah sure he doesn't wait for at least a descent sized buck to come, but he'll shoot anything that walks in front of his (wouldnt suprise me if he shot a fawn) and then flips out when he see's his deer (the smallest deer ever) laying there on the ground.

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from BNP850 wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

This is STUPID! Are we in middle school again? Shame on F&S for even asking the question and shame on all you for participating. If I want tabloid crap I'll go to the grocery store. Watch out all you "hunting celebrities" here come the haters and the paparazzi.

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from albinodeerguy wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

It's unfortunate that all it takes to be a celebrity hunter is a lot of money. Just because you have the funds to buy a $10,000 hunt on some private reserve of land doesn't entitle you to call yourself a "professional celebrity hunter".
And I'm supposed to watch, take tips, and buy your sponsors products when you more than likely, have less experience and hunting knowledge than most average hunters?
No thanks. I refuse to buy your products only to make you richer and I'll keep taking my hunting tips from the average "Joe" with REAL hunting skills right here on this site.

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from esvahunter93 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

my least favorite would be brock.. he doesn't need to advertise for hunting. for you guys bashing tiffany, i don't know about you but i enjoy watchin her more than i do an old man!! haha

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from HuntingLife wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Honestly, I really like all of them. I really have not met any of them that I did not as people. I am not a big fan of Chris Brackett's show but when I met him in Harrisburg, PA this year he was really super to talk with and a real down to earth guy. As someone who is starting in this industry and been working my butt off to break into the industry, I have a tremendous respect for them all and each have unique qualities, most all have worked extremely hard to get out there and I would share dinner with any of them.

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from HuntingLife wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Honestly, I really like all of them. I really have not met any of them that I did not as people. I am not a big fan of Chris Brackett's show but when I met him in Harrisburg, PA this year he was really super to talk with and a real down to earth guy. As someone who is starting in this industry and been working my butt off to break into the industry, I have a tremendous respect for them all and each have unique qualities, most all have worked extremely hard to get out there and I would share dinner with any of them.

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from hunt4life2212 wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

If I had to choose, I'd pick Lee and Tiffany as my least. I love their show, but it seems to me that eventually they'd get bored with killing multiple monster whitetails every season. And as for my favorite celeb hunters. It would be Michael Waddell and the BOne Collector crew. They show ethical hunting, shoot does and management bucks, they are the epitome of what all hunters should try to be. And the Nuge is awesome.

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from dtownley wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Money has to be made, but if I don't see a doe fall on your show in a minimum of 2 episodes, you ain't there for the herd. If your T.V.show gun goes off and I make a PB&J sandwich and your deer just gets hit when I take a bite, your just SHOOT'IN DEER(that ain't hunt'in). Its not a name, its just pure ethics ! I don't mind the whoop'in & yell'in, kiss'in & hug'in, cry'in & whine'in or even the miss'in, but the ego's of the spoiled & wanton elitist, mercy ! Kids could make a better hunt'in show and there have been a couple.

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from ScottyBee wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

I'm with dchassell, least fav is Waddell and absolute fav is www.buckcommander.com and Duck Commander!

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from 03sprg wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

DAVID MORRIS! I knew him when we were both members of the Atlanta Chapter of Safari Club. He was a spoiled, insufferable elitist and one of a Super Rich clique that dominated the Chapter with their bidding at all auctions, so that noone had a chance to win anything but them!!! It was embarrassing to watch this group [twins that were dentists, an insurance executive etc.] feeding at the trough. Before anyone accuses me of jealousy I was and still am a trial lawyer, so money was no problem for me, I just refused to be a part of their "Outbid At All Cost" group. Morris has done everything in the world [magazines,books,videos,dvds,plantation hunting,ranch hunting,seeds,additives,land,t.v.shows and I'm surprised he has'nt come out with a brand of condoms made of deer intestines] to make money on these beautiful creatures,while I continue to only spend and enjoy them! Watching him today on T.V., with his wife and his daughters still shilling for every conceivable dollar, [and now with Jeff Foxworthy]I "almost" feel sorry for him. He sees the points on the deer he breeds and to him they're not drop tines they're DOLLAR SIGNS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Remeber you asked for it....

I used to judge turkey calling contests when Mr. Waddell was on the circuit for Real Tree, he had quite an ego then and apparently still does. His mentor Bill Jordan shares the same qualities.

I once had a very good laugh courtesy Mr. Jordan and my late father. My Dad was looking over the new patterns at the Real Tree Booth at a National NWTF Convention in the mid 90's. Bill Jordan was busy signing autographs and my Dad was slowly working his way around the display toward him. The two met just at Bill Jordan signed the last person's autograph, he then asked my Dad if he would like his autograph and my Dad looked blankly at him and said, "Who are you?" Old Bill looked as if someone had slashed all four tires on his expensive pick-up... all the guys in booth disappeared giggling to themselves... Dad kept on shopping...

Ms. Lakosky and her over inflated T-shirts and brainless, "guess who is hunting with us next," banter gets on my nerves faster than a bus load of screaming kids at a nice restaurant.

David Morris is everything described above, if not more.

I once saw Tom Miranda pass off a hunt filmed by another hunter as his own. True he did buy the rights from the fellow but still at the end he did a cut away and was holding a gobbler in rigor and was not a part of the hunt. No use for him since.

Any of the "gamer" types that over populate outdoor TV make me want to barf as well, take your pick on them.

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from jjas wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Waddel, Lee & Tiffany (and all their celebrity friends).

Let's go kill a deer on manicured land, act like it was hard to do and then fist pump and giggle ourselves silly......

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from jbird wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell, the guy just gets on my nerves.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Least favorite is David Morris with Tecomate. This is not deer hunting, more like deer farming. I hate to say it and I know I might be with the minority here but Uncle Ted gets on my nerves too. I like what he stands for and think he's a good rational voice for hunters but, to watch him on television is difficult. My favorites are probably Larry Weishan???, and Jim Shockey's dad and the Drury Bros are great too.

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from AP wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

My number one spot for least favorite deer hunting celebrity goes to none other than Michael Waddell. I refuse to buy anything that has "Bone Collector" on it.

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from schwings wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell is the worst. The Bone Collector and "Thunder Chickens". Grow up! Would not buy anything with his name on it.

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

My wife grew up in Columbus GA home of Bill Jerdon who is Waddel's mentor. The Jerdon clan is well known in that area to be rich arrogant snobs. I believe it was Bill that used to win the local big buck contest with a deer killed on his private place every year. I spelled it the way they pronounce it. Don't care for Waddell, either but I use the gear because it is inexpensive and works. Jackie Bushman is also one of my least favorites. Talk about using deer hunting to turn a buck, he is the king.
Bee, wish I had been there to see Mr. Ego get deflated. I would have done the same thing. There are very few people that I would ask for an autograph and none of them hunt or are in show biz.

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Honestly I cannot stomach anyone who makes a living through the exploytation of big game animals and the high five yuck yuck mentality that follows the kill. Uncle Ted with his wackmaster nickname--sorry your wife don't put out anymore but thats nothing to brag about dude!, Lee and Tiffany- pure private compound hunting at its worst, Jackie Bushman-gaccckkk!!!, The Bone collector-embarassing at best. Someday somebody will get smart and make real hunt movies like they did in the 70'S on Michigan out of Doors, and American Sportsman.

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Waddle, I wont buy or watch anything that has "Bone Collector" or it. A house only has so many walls, how many 160"+ bones can one person collect? Hunting is not about collecting bones, a nice rack once a year would be ok, but not traveling from state to state letting outfitters set ya up on a pet 160. I do like Will Primos Idea of marketing and hunting. His hunts are all fair chase. They walk in find the sign, hang stand and hunt. they also shoot 130+ bucks, not airing monster buck kills every show. More should follow his lead.

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from Levi Banks wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'll make a short list. Waddell, Bushman, Lakosky (take your pick), the Tecomate guys. I'm sure I could come up with more, but based upon previous answers these were the first to come to mind.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Least favorite? We have a tie according to me. Tiffany ties the score with Brock. Wait, I take that back...it's Tiffany, she wins out...she makes me wretch when she sez
"big buck"...

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from Jason Hart wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I agree with the Tecomate guys as well so here is my top 5 list. Pigman, Waddell, Tecomate dudes, and Dave Watson (Mathews TV). My favorites are Primos, Jim Shockey, Ted Nugent, and the Drurys.

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from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Least Favorite: Morris,The entire Realtree outdoors and tecomate cast and the fist pumpin fake praying canned hunters out there. Everytime I see a feeder on the Texas hunts on their shows makes me want to throw up especially when they celebrate their kill "hunt" over them.

Favorite: Ted Nugent, Harold Knight, Dave Hale, Larry W.

Want to see wild hunts not well manicured open shooting lanes with feeders or fences.

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from MPN wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Well can't pick my least favorite, but my favorite is Ted Nugent

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from matakis wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell, what a joke. Everything I have seen on him is really lame. Not to mention his sponsored "Bone Collector" series of equipment.

Drurys Outdoors has the best by far.

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from Outsider wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jackie Bushman, aka King of the Canned Deer Hunt, is my least favorite tv hunting personality, Followed closely by Keith Warren, Michael Waddel (SP???) I am indifferent about Uncle Ted, love his politics, have met him in person and he is not like his tv personality. Favorite is the Eastmans, and Jim Shockey.

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from Jason Hart wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

While I will agree with everyone that Michael Waddell is at the top of the list. I have to nominate someone else for this. It is a relatively new show on the outdoor channel "Pig Man". The host "Pig Man" is just a tad more annoying than ol Michael.

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from finnyk wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Any of the ones who giggle like little girls who just got their first Barbie doll every time they harvest an animal. Showing an appreciation for the hunt and the beauty of the animal is one thing, but GEEZ! It's like Jeff Burton says about burnouts after victories . . . "Act like you've been there before; even if you haven't."

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from gman3186 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i cant stand bill jordan or his son

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

not to sound like an idiot but, I hate pretty much all "celebrity" hunters.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i can't stand allen and kieth warren, bill jordan and his arrogant kid, or david morris. jeff foxworthy ruined it for me when he became a spokesman for baiting.

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Brock Lesner! What a joke!

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from PhilipBauerle2005 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'd have to say my least favorite is Ted Nugent. Everybody is probably in a state of shock.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

PhilipBauerle2005,
No need to apologize. You're allowed to have an opinion.

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from KyleKortright wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't like any of the guys that go out there just to collect big deer. Like Michael Waddell. But there are some good shows out there like passthru outdoors where they hunt public land and are happy with any size deer they get. But my favorite would have to be Chris Bracett on arrow affliction.

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from BMELO30 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

First of all, I'd like to start off by saying that none of these "celebrity" hunters are watchable or believeable. They offer nothing that the average hunter has to relate with. 99% of us have no private land to hunt on and if we do, it is not filled with "giants" running around in good numbers. Lets face it, with the economy the way it is, most of us are lucky to have a job and cant afford to take much time off to hunt at all. And when we do have time we're not going to field score our deer. We're going to take the first legal deer we can to get some meat in the freezer. I am the average hunter. I hunt in east central PA, where pressure is ridiculous. I scout hard and hunt when time allows. I have killed nine bucks in 18 years of hunting and none of them are "book" or "booner" bucks, yet every time i see those racks it makes me smile and be proud. I dont watch hunting shows anymore. They are doing more harm than good in our hunting community. They push booking with outfitters. Outfitting is ruining hunting and making it return to the sport of kings. I make 70000 a year and I know I dont have 3 to 5 grand laying around to drop on a hunt every year. If we as hunters continue to let these so called "experts" offer us bs advice and buy their stupid products we will eventually be our own demise. I hope that one day we can put all our differences aside and stand up together to really push for more public access and better management laws so that our children may one day know the rush of killing an animal for food. Yes I said kill, not "harvest". Thats a yuppy word for those "celebrity" hunters. Dont follow their advertising bs fellas. Hunt hard on the property you have available to you and cherish every animal you kill, for they are all treasures.

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from BAM wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I've only seen Brock on comercials, and never some of the other ones mentioned (I saw Arrow Affliction once and loved it, never saw it on again). I only know the ones I watch. And actually, I like Huntly and Tred Barta, two not yet mentioned (unless i overlooked them). Not a big fan of the Africa hunts either. Hunting shows are my way of being in the woods when I can't physically be there and I live no where near Africa or South America...Or Texas for that matter.

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from morganfish wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'd have to say least favorite is Tiffany. She annoys the hell out of me but I do like Lee cause he doesn't go hog wild every time he shoots a deer. I really like the Dream Season guys just cause it seems like they are more like us "normal folk." They also emphasize taking new people hunting which is a huge plus for the sport. Bill Jordan is an azz. Travels everywhere in the prime time rut. No normal person does that.

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from senkoman12 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i cant stand just about all of them except maybe Hank Parker I especially hate all the Bone Collector clowns and Lee and Tiffany i dont know how to spell their last name

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from rolltidebama816 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

This is a tough question, if anything Bill Jordan of realtree gets on my nerves(possibly because I'm a mossy oak guy). Favorites by far are Ted Nugent and Larry Weishuhn, I got the opportunity to meet both of them at NRA Charlotte and they are both great people, Larry even took time out of his day to talk to me pose for a picture and offer words of encouragement and I never will forget that.

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from Sinkingrocket wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Among the worst:
David Morris
Tiffany Lakoski
Michael Waddell(used to be a big fan- before his hunting show became a sit-around-the-campfire-and-talk-and-play-country-music show.

I hardly watch any hunting shows anymore. They have become nothing but talk shows. These people talk to the viewers as if we are kindergartners. I don't need hunting 101. I stopped on the channel to watch a hunt, not to hear someone jabber on in extreme northern or southern accents.

Ted Nugent Rules!

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from muskiemaster wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

no way, Uncle Ted is on field and stream. I always new he had some tech savvy to him. Ted definitely gets my vote for favorite deer hunter just because he packs so much more stuff into his show. my least favorite would have to be Lee Lakosky, he's to lucky.

P.S
See you this fall when you play in marshfield, Wisconsin. looking forward to it.

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from muskiemaster wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

alright, everybody the jokes up I got played by it to though. that isn't the real uncle ted, go under his posts on the message board and you'll see there's one where he says he's not the real ted nugent he just has similar views. I'm so let down by this, I thought he actually decided to come on this website and shake things up a bit.

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from WVOtter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like Jim Shockey and Ted Nugent...guys that treat hunting with class. But on the other end of my spectrum are guys who hunt TO BECOME celebrities. They make a shot (even if it's a bad one)and act like T.O. scoring a touchdown. We all get excited with a successful hunt, but there's a difference between that and showboating for the camera and to sell your name.

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from bcfisher wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i can't stand brock lesner,he is a toal douche bag.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Has anyone else seen the episode when Shockey takes his dad deer hunting?? Hysterical.

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from country road wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't watch enough hunting shows to know half the people mentioned,but I don't like Ted Nugent or his music, probably because I'm an old fart. I agree with Nugent's stand for hunting and hunters, I just don't like his personality.

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from baconboy206 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

cant stand any of those tecomate people, theyre not hunters they farm the deer, and anything that involves hunting over bait, its not hunting its shooting

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from MPN wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Good call BAM I forgot about Tred Barta, nows there's a true hunter.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Ok so I know he is the host of a fishing show not hunting but the loud mouthed, blond haired host of big water adventures Mark Davis(not the same as the very humble BASS fisherman) is my vote. He exhibits a high level of douchebaggery in every show without fail and I believe at such a high level that he crosses over genres of outdoor television.

I'd have a hard time picking a favorite as I have just been burn out on hunting shows. I usued to love Road Trips but the Bone Collector series lost some of the down to earth feel. If you watch 4 hunting shows in a row you are bound to see a high profile ranch that cost 10G plus to hunt. If I spend 10G's on a deer I ain't shooting it. I will name it fred and teach it tricks. haha. I think I am just over it.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

You think any of these guys ever stop by F&S.com to see what's going on? I was just thinking about that today and seems like some of them might take a pointer or two from the "common folk". I also wonder how many of these guys on canned or farmed hunts I could actually hunt circles around.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I was on a televised hunt a couple of years ago and have to say I didn't care for it. All the editing and re-shooting took all of the fun right out of my first elk hunt. It kind of seems to me like the more popular hunting shows become, the less popular hunting becomes.

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from egl52 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

5. Tiffany Lakoski – Her monologues are ridiculous. She speaks in unintelligible whispers at 5,000 words per minute.

4. David Morris – The guy is so out of touch with regular deer hunters. It makes me sick every time he tries preaches at us to wait for a 6 to 7 year old deer. As if anyone who doesn’t own a 1,000 acre ranch has that option.

3. Mark Kayser – He thinks he’s some kind of commando or something. At some point in every hunt he’ll end up crawling on his belly, guaranteed.

2. Stan Potts – He and just about anyone who puts on obviously fake displays of over-excitement.

1. Tred Barta – A friend and I never miss his show, and not because we like him. We just can’t believe such a train-wreck ever convinced a network to air his antics. His constant self-righteous belittling of any form of hunting other than traditional archery would be easier to swallow if the guy could hit the broadside of a barn from ten paces. If I had a nickel for every time he over/under shot some animal by a mile and then called it “a good miss” I could probably retire. I’ve seen him describe his self-imposed limitations on a caribou hunt (20 yards or less) at the beginning of the show, then proceed to take 40+ shots at running caribou in pouring rain! What a joke. I’m sorry that he’s had health troubles recently though.

What I'm looking for in a hunting show: some humility from the host, respect for the animal and the traditions of hunting, fair chase (no sitting in a small house overlooking a feeder), a little bit of humor, no cheesy taglines, and definitely no corny re-created hunting scenes. Show it as it happened or don't show it at all.

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from WVOtter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I know a lot of people believe in the idea that more hunters is better for hunting; but I have no desire to share the woods with whatever "hunter" is going to take it up just because Brock Lesner is doing it! I'd rather have a few less supporters than run into these knuckle heads in the woods or at deer camp.

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from dchassell wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Least favorite would probably Waddell or Tred Barta.

Favorites would be the Duck and Buck commander guys.

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from JohnR wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I think the REAL celebrity hunters are those here who go out to hunt and freeze their buns off or broil in the hot sun to do what they like doing best; and without a camera stuck up their arse.
How about those organizations who make it possible for disabled vets to be able to get out and enjoy hunting despite their severe injuries. You don't see all that much about them on TV, and IMHO they and the aforementioned are the real celebrities.

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from smokepoler wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Anyone whose ego is bigger than the score. Absolutely can't stand anyone who high fives, or acts like they just scored an NFL touchdown. I'm old enough to know who the phonies are and on TV, it's most of 'em.

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from uplndjake wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

There's something inherently arrogant about folks (actors, politicians etc) who crave the public eye and need to be seen by as many people as possible. I met more than a few and they are, to quote Justin Wilson, "glad for you to see me." The amount of self promotion required to be a "public figure" is incredible and to me it must be exhausting. I could never sit still whilst someone told me how great they are and how much they've done for the sport ( read self image) etc. Their lives are basically one long infomercial about their favorite product...themselves Selling this product is what our beloved hunting shows are about. Optics, ammo, gunmakers, gear of all sorts has the perfect tailor made band of shills. These folks are in the business to make money and ultimately it's only ever about $.
Hunting is a deeply personal and spiritual, for some of us, endeavour. Something held closely and shared with few kindred souls when the oppressive weight of regular life and responsiblity push for a release of sorts. We all have to admit that for the most part hunting shows have become a sort of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" they show us places we'll never go and animals we'll never eat and people who really despite their protestations to the contrary don't care one wit about anyone other than themselves. But we watch anyway bcs as predators we are all drawn to the scent of a kill, even if it is behind a fence or over corn.
My favorite deer hunter is the guy I met at the check station this past season w/ a 14pt buck in the bed of his 10yr old compact pick. He said he was 41 and been hunting his whole life, this was the biggest deer he'd ever saw or killed. It was the last day of shotgun season and he and his 2 kids sat in the blind that morning, he said it was the kid's shot but both of them fell asleep and his tag still needed to be filled so when the deer walked by he took him. The man was proud but regretted that one his kids didn't get the chance. I'll never forget him as long as I live, I can't say that about any tv show I've seen.

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from TexasBowhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Cant argue with most of your assessments. Least favorite is Waddell. Too much talk and production and not enough real hunts. My top two favorites are 1) Todd Cast TNT Outdoor Explosion and 2) Fred Eichler Easton Bowhunter. Both of these guys are the real deal. Hunt hard and are more concerned about hunting real animals on low fenced land than making the illusion of a real hunt.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like Nugent too, but almost all of his deer are shot on his, not very large michigan enclosure, or at the Y.O. ranch in Texas,fenced. Thats fine, because he does not pretend like he is not. It just surprises me that so many of you that condemn hunting a food plot on a well managed unfenced farm, chose Ted as your favorite show.

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from tirdypointbuck wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like Ted Nugent because he dosent shoot the biggest buck every time like alot of the other celebirtys do, he just likes being in the wild and having fun, I also like his music

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

For least favorite it is a tie between: Michael Waddell, Jackie Bushman, Bill Jordan, Larry Weishman, Stan Potts,Druy's Lee and Tiffany, and a long list of others. They protray poor behavoir after the shots most of which are marginal and act like they are the best shots in the world, while promoting everything in the world.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Got to be Tiffany Lakoski (spelling?).

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from Uncle Ted wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

PhilipBauerle2005,
You sure about that?

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from Uncle Ted wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

huntnow
Larry Weishuhn is a great man I agree.

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from highrack wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jackie Bushman is my least favorite. Michael Waddell is my favorite.

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from PhilipBauerle2005 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Yep, positive. Being a Fudd my disdain comes from jealousy. Point me in the direction of some of your other material and I'll definitely do the reading. All I've read so far is "Baiting: One of my many paths to Backstraps." in Deer and Deer Hunting.

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from Koldkut wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Brock Lesnar, I hope he gets pounded out of the Octagon by Shane Carwin on 3 July.

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from PhilipBauerle2005 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Pretty much should have kept my ignorant mouth shut and my opinions to myself. Sorry everyone.

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from jbird wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I gotta say, as HUGE as the UFC is right now, having Brock Lesnar as a "pro-hunter" is good for hunting and hunters. Yeah, his personality may be lacking, but he's the biggest 'celebrity' out there right now standing up for the sport, at least among younger would-be hunters. Sure Teddy's famous, but not alot of youngsters even know who he is. I agree w/all those above who think the tecomate guys are a joke. Here's a tip, Lee & Tiffany are actually 'watchable' if you put the TV on mute;)

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from jerry1958 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

cgull on bone collectors they shoot does and management bucks a lot and uncle ted was on my local hunting show in MI and they wouldnt have shown it if it wasnt ethical and fair chase

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I can't say who I dislike but I really like Tim Wells of Relentless Pursuit and Fred Eichler of Easton Bowhunting.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Tiffeny

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from idduckhntr wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Cant stand Bill Urseth or Steve Scott.

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from Creek Chub wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Tom Miranda. The cadence of the his voice is very odd. Every sentence that Tom speaks has the same rhythm and tone that the last one had.

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from kyka1865 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Among my worst are Marc Watts and Ted NUgent. Watts seems verys arrogant and Nugent is just way over the top. I don't agree with the "bone collector" idea but Waddel is not too bad.
Among my best are the drury's, Dave Blanton, Brad Harris. Those of you who dislike Larry Weishuhn should really consider reading some of his article and learning about him beyond the tv screen. He is a very knowledgable and well traveled hunter and really a pioneer as far as deer management and whitetail hunting in america is concerned.

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from jay wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

surprised nobobdy said Roger Raglin. He's my vote.

Shaw Grigsby is the absolute worst out of the outdoor shows.

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from idduckhntr wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I do love to watch the Nudge, kill it and grill it!!

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from kolbster wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

jim shockey

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jim Shockey rocks! Any of the T.V. hunters that do a respectfull fair chase hunt, and not shoot any young buck just to get a camera kill, then cry and yell like they just shot the biggest buck of their life, has my respect. Its tough to put together a useable hunt on video in camera light. Lee, Tiffany, Waddell and Drurys they all do a great job showing how they have done it, over YEARS of work.What is wrong with buying property to manage for wildlife, rather than cattle, and produce great footage with guests like Blake Sheldon and Miranda Lampert.My least favorite "celebrity" hunter would have to be Walt Smith and anyone like him.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I forgot about Stain Potts on my first post, he is way up there on my list. Just below David Morris. Potts doesn't even seem like he is enjoying himself.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Huntnow - Even the best shows have to reshoot the recovery, when the first time elk hunter does not do his part in makeing sure the first cut is useable. Like said before, the good ones show respect for the animal, and show it the way it happens. But sometimes in the recovery, the light may be wrong or the hunter becomes tongue tied or says someting un-airable, and may need to be done again. Thats understandable. Is it all right to put its tongue back in and clean the blood off of its face first, before doing close-up shot? Thats also respect.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

You all need to realize there are alot of people that have control of their own land, and like to see what David Morris, Lee and Tiffany, Drurys and Kiskys are doing.

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from Whackdaddy wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

This is an AWESOME thread. Slander, embellishment and lies stemming from jealousy being the prevailing theme. So many of the guys you're targeting are doing great things for hunters. Michael Waddell and Uncle Ted being true champions of our culture. Lee and Tiffany and the Drury brothers have world-class land and opportunity because they built it themselves. They're truly living the dream. I don't hate them because I'm trapped in a 60-hour-a-week job.

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from bowhunter73 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

kieth warren 90% of his hunts are on high fenced ranches and thinks he's so special.

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from Dann wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I've watched a few shows here and there. By and large can't stand them. I swear, if I hear "It don't get no better than this!" one more time I'll puke.

One exception is Jim Shockey. I like the variety of hunts he has and he genuinely seems to be having a good time.

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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Elvis impersonators and those who impersonate any TV hunter.

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from big jim wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'll have to pick "all of the above", I can't stand watching hunting shows/videos. To me they're a poor substitute for the real thing and just way too boring.

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from doodaa wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I can't watch the Lakosky shows because Lee and Tiffany's voices get on my nerves, and the production is stale. It's getting to be the same old thing over and over.

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from abner wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

It looks like this is a first for this thread, but from what I have seen on Tred Barta, I wouldn't share a camp or boat with this guy if you paid me money to do it. I know he is not well now and I feel for him and wish him well, but I won't be watching his attitude, "I'm doing it the hard way" filled shows again.

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from Wiggler72 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

TRED BARTA.......BAH HAH HAH HAH - so incredibly bad that you can't even consider him for the worst.......now that is prety damn bad.......

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell : I hate the bone collectors stuff, lame lame, lame,

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Michael Waddell : I hate the bone collectors stuff, lame lame, lame,

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from dakasper wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

There needs to be more shows about conservation and habitat. I find these to be the most interesting and most informational.

Whitetail properties is a pretty great show because it features many different properties and shows different things that people have done to make their property better.

I really like most of the Primos videos because they seem like fair chase.

Arrow Affliction is also a great show. This guy is entertaining and very good with his bow and pursues a variety of different things.

Jim Shockey is fun to watch. He is just a classic.

I like Uncle Ted for the most part too. Not sure I agree with all of his strategies but I like that he isn't afraid to voice his opinion and isn't afraid to hunt for meat instead of bones.

Relentless Pursuit has had a few good shows as well. They do probably fling too many arrows and maybe need to practice more but I really enjoyed the Jared Allen hunts. If you want to see them look them up on you tube. Go Vikings!

Can't stand the Warren Brothers (mostly Allen). Too much of a big advertisement. When watching Allen Warren Outdoors, Allen is in all the commercials and that sucks because I look forward to taking a break from his salesmen type voice pitch that he has with every sentence that comes out of his mouth.

Can't stand Hank Parker much either for the most part. He wouldn't be bad but never shuts his mouth and is also more concerned with selling the products than actually being into the actual hunt.

Also can't stand the fat guy that promotes a lot of antler king stuff. Antler king this antler king that. I'll never buy antler king anything because of this guy. I'm surprised I didn't read about him on here at all because he is the first guy that popped into my mind but I don't know his name and maybe nobody else does either. He is just a fat guy probably in his upper 20's that seems to have everything handed to him.

Brock Lesnar is an idiot all the way around.

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from sobchakdude wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Favorite TV hunting "Celebs" would be Dan & Guy Fitzgerald - Team Fitzgerald Outdoors. I find that my favorite hunting stories of all time are from the books of Peter Hathaway Capstick.

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from patricksholl wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Stan Potts. I quit watching him after about three shows where he continued to make it sound like you were a lesser hunter because you would kill a deer that wouldn't make the record book. I am a meat hunter and have tried to teach my kids to be the same. A trophy is what YOU proud of, not someone else.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

He is smelling it to make sure it was not a gut shot, a little too far back. There can be plenty of blood, but that deer may not die for a few hours. If you track him right away, you will jump him, and by that time the external bleeding has stopped, makeing for a long search the next day.

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from haresear wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

After reading this entire thread (man, I gotta get a life) I have to agree with the posts that bash the canned hunts. The average person has little time and opportunity to hunt. Has to drive a long way to state or federal land and is happy to get a shot at something he can actually eat. Getting a wall hanger is the icing on the cake and then he may have to think long and hard about dropping the $400.00 for a head mount.
Just look at the magazine adds these days; half of them are for seeds to grow stuff to make deer have bigger antlers. Stuff you have to pull behind your 4x4 to plant, on the land you either own or lease, then sit in a box and wait for the tuff shot, most of which don’t even have a blade of grass between the shooter and the target.
Walk into a bow shop for a new compound all set up. Whoa team, where did that $1500.00 go?
Just an example of what it’s all becoming these days. I’m fortunate to have access to great hunting and world class fishing right out my back door but most don’t. They have to do it the hard way, just as I did when I first got started.
Borrow a bow and a few arrows, find some land and actually GO HUNTING. Getting a shot was a big deal, getting something to eat was a big payoff. Back before all this high tech stuff, many folks took up archery just because most states would let you shoot a doe without a special permit. Maybe increase the odds of actually getting a shot at bringing home a little meat.
I looked forward to reading F&S each month to get some useful information and tips on HOW to do it, not what to BUY to do it for you.
Anyways, most of the shows today are a bunch of crap. I’d rather watch a five year old with a BB gun actually hunt a sparrow rather than some toad shoot his 10th buck of the year.
Maybe it’s those same toads that need to get a life (instead of me) and produce something worth watching that actually relates to the average guy.
But, I get sucked up in the shows too and would have to say that, that loud mouth Tred gets the nod for my favorite. The silly SOB was sitting in the river in his wheel chair trying to catch a trout on 1lb test during a blizzard, while half gimped up from a stroke. Just a little harder I’d say than trying to figure out where to dump that sack of GROW A HUGE BUCK seeds.

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from tirdypointbuck wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like Ted Nugent because he dosen't shoot the biggest buck every time like all of the other people, he just likes being in the wild, I also like his music.

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from bowhuntermac wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Not a fan of Waddell at all. When he first got his own show, I would watch as he seemed to be pretty genuine. Now he is just as bad if not worse than the rest of the "celebretard" hunters. The Tecomate guys are such a joke it is not even funny. Lets farm big deer and then shoot them on camera and act like we did something. Does not even come close to be REAL hunting. Shockey's show is usually pretty good, and a lot closer to real hunting than most of the other fluff out there. Too bad he tends to be an arrogant jerk in real life. Met him twice and he came across as a richard cranium both times. Watching Tiffany bow fish in slow motion in a bikini top in slow motion is high art. Gotta love DVR!

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from Pa deer hunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

My least favorite is anyone who after they shoot a deer say things like "I smoked him" or "I put the smack down on him" or fist bumps the camera man.(sometimes even after making a marginal hit) This in my opinion shows no respect for the deer.

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from kevin45331 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

It has to be Ted Nugent. Sorry Uncle Ted, but I can`t stand your constant sponsor pitches throughout your programs, that`s what commercials are for. While I admire your politics on hunting and constant defense of our second amendment rights, your show needs more how to substance. BTW.... seeing yourself and your buddies empty AK-47`s and other assault weapons into an old house does nothing for me. Click

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from Big-Buk wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

I think this is the definition of hunting for tiffany lakoski, Michael Waddel and his crew, all of the Jordans, jackie bushman, and the rest of the guys on my list thats to long to name: lets all go out hunt insanely huge deer that we put inside of our fences yesterday giggle giggle!....cant stand those kinda guys...My favorite has to be Jim Shockey.

P.S. I dont hate Ted Nugent, but he's just so annoying. Also i don't like the guy from Easton Bowhunting. Yeah sure he doesn't wait for at least a descent sized buck to come, but he'll shoot anything that walks in front of his (wouldnt suprise me if he shot a fawn) and then flips out when he see's his deer (the smallest deer ever) laying there on the ground.

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from albinodeerguy wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

It's unfortunate that all it takes to be a celebrity hunter is a lot of money. Just because you have the funds to buy a $10,000 hunt on some private reserve of land doesn't entitle you to call yourself a "professional celebrity hunter".
And I'm supposed to watch, take tips, and buy your sponsors products when you more than likely, have less experience and hunting knowledge than most average hunters?
No thanks. I refuse to buy your products only to make you richer and I'll keep taking my hunting tips from the average "Joe" with REAL hunting skills right here on this site.

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from esvahunter93 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

my least favorite would be brock.. he doesn't need to advertise for hunting. for you guys bashing tiffany, i don't know about you but i enjoy watchin her more than i do an old man!! haha

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from Uncle Ted wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

muskiemaster,
Correct you are sir.

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from nitrojoe wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Larry W, the one with the gray beard is the worst. He is always hunting in texas inside a fenced ranch.

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from jerry1958 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

oh least favorite is Jackie Bushman and most favorite is either Michael Waddel Chris Brackett or the Lakoskys

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from hotshott2289 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I guess i don't understand whats wrong with lee and tiffany..they are good people who work hard to get what they have, Seems to just be some jealousy floating around. as far as I'm concerned Ron spoomer and Larry weishun( spelling is way off i know) are the worst mostly because I have heard them run down bow gunting several times.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I like them all. They produce TV shows for me to watch in the off season. I am not a hatter of anyone. They all got their different style or whatever, but so do we.

LTW said it best. Everyone on here would love to live the dream like the Bone Collectors and Lee and Tifany. I know I would.

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from jfgann66 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Ted Nugent and Jim Shockey are my favorites they are really class acts. Ted is the most genuinely enthusiastic "Celeberty Hunter" out there. Jim because he is just the man with the smoke pole. Some of those shows you got to ask yourself how did he do that?

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jackie Bushman, David Morris, Tom Miranda, Bill Jordan, to name a few. Don't care much for "Mr. Whitetail" either.

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from thebigone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm not very familiar with all the hunting celebrities. actually i don't even understand why people watch these guys to do what you can do, all they've got over me and you is money and whole lot of fence. but to have a show that's revolved around survival and then kill an animal in that situation without all the preparation is something worth watching. so man vs. wild where Bear(don't know what kind of name that is) kills a wild boar and reindeer with just traps and a knife is something worth watching to me but then I've always been more of a fisher myself so this is probably considered sacrilege to you serious hunters huh?

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from WesMcCormick wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Tiffany is great with the TV on mute while shes bow fishing the Illinois river in a bikini. I forgot about the pigman, he's good with a bow but man that guy is annoying. I don't remember the guys last name but Brad something on Primos. I watched one hunt where he missed a mountain goat 3-4 times, each time the bullet hit a complete different area, then he whined and cried for 10 min. about how its all the guns fault. I think the bottom line is the longer there on TV the more popular they become it all goes to there head, and they loose there sense of reality. I dont feel bad for these "celebrities" nor will I make excuses for them, but im sure the same thing could happen to an of us given the opportunities these folks have.

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from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

My favorite is tred barta and least favorite is tecamate because they farm deer. also does anybody know what condition tred barta is in since his accident

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Whackdaddy- You totally called that one right. Too many of these guys can not wrap their head around the idea of what it would be like, to have a larger farm in the midwest, and be able to landscape it into a whitetail heavan. With their management programs, I am sure their neighbors are also shooting great bucks, because non of the reputable shows ever hunt behind a fence. Ted does, but he does not deny it. Thats a different kind of show, than Lee and Tiffany, Drurys and Kiskys.

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from bowhunter73 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

The lead guy on Relentless Pursuit is unethical as he launches arrows at running sheep.

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from MidnightBanjo wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Allen Warren - I used to like his show, but now all I've seen is of his association of Deer Farming. Pen raised deer - giant racks - totally tame - bottle fed!!!!!! OMG! This guy really hacks me off! He wouldn't know anything about what to do if he had to go hunt in the real world on public land!

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from Curt in Va. wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Mike Hanback is the best....hands down! Informative! Humorous! Effective!
Jordan, Morris & Waddell....their heads seem to be bigger than the racks on their deer.
That being said, God bless'em for being able to make a living doing something I'm sure we'd all love to do.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

The Warren bros. definately do their whitetail hunting on their texas fenced ranch and other high end whitetail breeding ranches, with large shooting pens, anywhere from 300 acres to over 1000.I have nothing against the fenced ranches except when they try to make you believe they are hunting free range deer. Ever see kieth Warren in Ohio, I believe, sitting by a log with his bow, while several big bucks come hustleing by, obviously being pushed around the pen?

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from bowman77 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I have to pick one??? Okay, Bill Jordan's son Tyler. But close runners ups include: Lakosky's, Jackie Bushman, Morris, Dave Watson and T-Bone.

Use to liek Shockey, but he is growng way to arrogant. I did shake Michael Waddel's hand once as an expo, my 2 year old has a firmer hand shake.

Like: Tred Barta (you the man), Fred Eichler, Primos gang

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from kyka1865 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

After commenting on my own favorites and worst and reading everyone else's it seems that I just don't care much for the deer hunting t.v. shows or their hosts. I do not care for the buisness that whitetail deer hunting has become which is probaly alot of the reason I prefer Shockey, Boddington, and others who expand our horizons by hunting many different species in many different locations. For those who argue against Africa and anywhere remote hunting, just enjoy it, the charm of hunting should be the people, places and anything else that happens during a hunt. I don't mind living vicariously through other hunters.

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from Eak08 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I'm with the guys who like Tred Barta and Huntley. I can't really stand anyone else.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Any Celebrity who dedicates themselves to make a commitment making their goal in life going great lengths and totally out of their way for our Veterans has my vote!

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from Happy Valley Hunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Without a doubt it is Tiffany. There are allot of people that look like they belong out there in TV land talking the talk; that's because we know they walk the walk. Cameron, Zumbo and Eastman's crew. But it is truly amazing to see some of these people that try to come off like they are hard core hunters. They get some rancher to give them a free pass. Get all dolled up in the latest advertiser's gear and marketing tricks and sit in a blind on an trail manicured for them, all while wearing full camo. Hell, they may as well be dressed as circus clowns -in a pop-up blind who's gonna see them. Sorry, but just because daddy or hubby knows someone to get you on air. Or just because you have the money to buy 30 minutes does not make you interesting nor credible. And please no whining after missing if you are on a managed deer farm- another 6X6 will be along shortly... or your money back.

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from eli wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Easy choice here, Ted Nugent!

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from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

HNolan it's kinda funny you single me out but ok..

David Hale and Harold Knight nwever to my knowledge used corn to call in turkey which they are more famous for than the deer huntin they do IMHO. I enjoy watchin them take the long beards.

Larry W is a Texan and huntin over corn is their staple so be it he still has an awesome philosophy on deer hunting and incredible skill with that Single shot TC he carries. He has alos chose to let deer walk instead of taking them.

My respect for Ted Well let's say I admire his admiration for the Beast as he calls them and his thrill for the hunt and his outspoken and steadfast support of and for hunting and the right to hunt.

I also like Mr. Faulk whom you rarely see in camo he hunts in his pladd wool jacket and slacks or jeans. I watched a show (competition) he was in with other hunters and he took a wounded smaller buck due to his hunting ethics rather than let it suffer basically putting himslef out of the competition. I admire that.

I also admire the late Henry Fonda for his outspokeness and open support for gun owners.

Fred Bear was a pioneer in his field and a legend in his time and beyond. I admire him as well though I don't use his equipment.

I don't agree with or like baiting. That does not change the fact that I can like someone for their stance on Hunting not the Commercialization of hunting with expensive food plots, hi fences, the scentlock scandal etc.

Principals... Not in=gnorance so before you put your foot in your mouth again rethink yourself high speed.

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from dizidz wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Who gives a rats azz. Shame on F&S for asking, what a soap opera. As long as YOU hunt ethically and are a good advocate for our sport who cares who we like or dislike.I try to watch a program that teaches ethics,safety and respects the animal that has been killed so my kids and grandkids can watch with me. I want my family to understand there is more to being in the outdoors wheather it be hunting,fishing or camping, to be a responsible person and leave it better than you found it.

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from cschauf wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Tom Miranda - He just does some of the wierdest things. Like smelling a bloody arrow! "Mmmm, good blood"! Who does that???? Pretty obvious if your arrow is covered in blood and it's all over the ground!

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from Mole Hearold wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

We should take a vote on least favorite bass fisherman. I would love to punch Mike Iaconelli square in the face every time I hear his scrawny ass scream.

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from stickbow13 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't know all there name but the one's I don't like are the ones that hunt in fences an then they promote far case. ( it one or the other )

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Shockey and Bushman are my least favorite. I love Uncle Ted aka The Motor City Madman and anyone who complains about Tiffany Lakoski needs their eyes examined. I like Waddell too. I guess to each his own.

I understand Petzal is going to have a show... any inside info?

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from ADKHunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

the guys on wildgame nation bunch of idiot douches and lee lakosky for shoting a wolf when your suppose to be bear dumb sh*t he even got a bear before shot the wolf and the bone collector gang. and

my favorite is tred barta

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

It is considered rude in the South to judge people especially ones you don't really know and talk about them behind their backs, and this is true for internet forums also. We only see edited clips of these folks as characters, and don't necessary know their true character. This being said when Jim Burnworth wounded a giraffe with a bow and then chased it around all over Africa for the sake of killing it with a bow before finally putting it out of its misery with a rifle I was not impressed. Fred could have a blast hunting squirrel monkeys with a blow gun and I like how he gets his children involved. I think its funny that David Morris call dibs on his buck and how he saves special ones for his daughter, but I am not inclined to hate on how people pursue game, and I understand that only royalty could hunt in earlier times in Europe,and how Ivory Poachers were subsistence hunters before white men came, and Native Americans didn't need hunting licenses and private property to take game. Open your mind, and you may gain some wisdom, we are our own best judge, and if that is really Uncle Ted N.then post some more pictures. Cheers.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

i kind of like fred eclier hes like alittle kid just gets so excited and i can see myself doing the same at time. jackie bushmans terrible. i like hunters who actually are excited when they are on the show and its real lots of shows minimize this to much.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

AJMcClure excellant point about everyone being so judgemental. Its not really the real Ted, just a wannabe.

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Starting June 30th our own DEP will have a gun nutz show on Outdoor channel. My DVR is already set to record. Guess we'll all be ready to judge ol' Dave after a show or two. I already like the guy.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't like Shocky, I hope the powder he hipes (and that's all he does) blows up in his face. I don't like Foxworthy (he's a stupid ass taking us for fools). And I don't like Morris or Bushman nor that overly "I know it all" Ted Nugent. Shut the F ing up Ted.

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from Hank111 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Jim in Mo- You need to turn off your t.v. and go to Branson.

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Yeah F all the Fk$. Why can't I be in FN New Zealand telling the guide which 43 point stag I want to buy,or in Texas on the right side of fence filled with Booners that can't leave until I introduce them to a 300 win mag while they munch on freshly laid corn, or in Fn Canada chasing my 2nd caribou that appears to have better fronts than my first one based on viewing them through Swarovski 10 power binos whilst they trot 30 meters away and stop to see what I am, probably because I spent all my time on the couch watching fn tv instead working myself rich, or having my lotto numbers come in. Next on Outdoor Channel AJMcClure filling up yet another ice chest with bream, and diy fish scaling with a magic spoon now available at my sponsors store.

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from Nolan wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Brock Lesnar

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from hunt4life2212 wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

If I had to choose, I'd pick Lee and Tiffany as my least. I love their show, but it seems to me that eventually they'd get bored with killing multiple monster whitetails every season. And as for my favorite celeb hunters. It would be Michael Waddell and the BOne Collector crew. They show ethical hunting, shoot does and management bucks, they are the epitome of what all hunters should try to be. And the Nuge is awesome.

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from dtownley wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

Money has to be made, but if I don't see a doe fall on your show in a minimum of 2 episodes, you ain't there for the herd. If your T.V.show gun goes off and I make a PB&J sandwich and your deer just gets hit when I take a bite, your just SHOOT'IN DEER(that ain't hunt'in). Its not a name, its just pure ethics ! I don't mind the whoop'in & yell'in, kiss'in & hug'in, cry'in & whine'in or even the miss'in, but the ego's of the spoiled & wanton elitist, mercy ! Kids could make a better hunt'in show and there have been a couple.

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from ScottyBee wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

I'm with dchassell, least fav is Waddell and absolute fav is www.buckcommander.com and Duck Commander!

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from MB915 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Larry Weishuhn is by far my least favorite person.

Have seen him say a huge buck is not big enough yet, to shoot a smaller buck (sure the ranch was only letting him shoot a managemnet buck for free)

Has missed at the same buck with a pistol, not once, not twice, but three times.

Was gun hunting in pa, and took a nice buck, leaves were at peak foilage, pa's gun season starts in december. Canned Hunt

He talks a big game, but he does no "real" hunting

I do like the guys who do eastmans outdoors. A majority of their hunts are DIY out west, which gives me hope I to could harvest what they harvest.

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from arky_hunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I read a long ways before i seen the name stan potts cant even stand to look at him let alone listen to him that being said any of us could fill a trophy room if we had thousands of dollars to blow every year and i wish i did i would love it but i do enjoy watching Waddell,Lakoskys,Uncle Ted,and Jim Shockey mostly because of all the crazy crap they get into and they dont always kill something or hit what they shoot at especially like to watch when Blake Shelton is involved he is one crazy mother oh yeah i dont like the drurys either and some others but enough of my babbleing for now

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Bee & Del

I suppose this means that I will have to leave my Official Bone Collector Hat and Lee & Tiffany DVD's at home? I was so looking forward to sharing.

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from Nolan H wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

LOL! 86Ram cracks me up. I love when people speak out of ignorance. Larry W is one of the biggest advocates for hunting over corn feeders, Yet you don't like hunting over feeders and he is your favorite! Plus Knight and Hale hunt on all high fence farms in Kentucky and they also have corn feeders because baiting is legal in Kentucky. Ted hunts over corn too. Like it or not baiting is legal in these states so I have no problem with it, to me it isn't much different then hunting over a food plot. All of these Celebrities hunt hard and put their pants on one leg at a time like all of us. I respect them all. They have a job to do like all of us. We all should back them and be proud of their success because they are the biggest advocates we have for the sport of hunting. Yes some of the theatrics some do get on my nerves, but I still respect them and their skill as hunters because just because you go on a hunt with an outfitter doesn't make it a guarantee you have to have some skill to pull it off. As for Lee and Tiffany why hate them they are fortunate and worked hard and bought some farms in prime land in Iowa, they manage it hard and their hard work is pays off with big deer. We should all strive to manage our own hunting properties this way and we would all kill decent deer. I don't have a least favorite, but my favorite is Mike Hanback. He is a great guy and an average Joe like all of us that hunts hard!

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from deerkid wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

its hard to hate anyone that likes to hunt, best are the drurys, lakoskis, and waddel

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from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

ignorance (I had a case of fat finger

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from HuntingLife wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Honestly, I really like all of them. I really have not met any of them that I did not as people. I am not a big fan of Chris Brackett's show but when I met him in Harrisburg, PA this year he was really super to talk with and a real down to earth guy. As someone who is starting in this industry and been working my butt off to break into the industry, I have a tremendous respect for them all and each have unique qualities, most all have worked extremely hard to get out there and I would share dinner with any of them.

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from HuntingLife wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Honestly, I really like all of them. I really have not met any of them that I did not as people. I am not a big fan of Chris Brackett's show but when I met him in Harrisburg, PA this year he was really super to talk with and a real down to earth guy. As someone who is starting in this industry and been working my butt off to break into the industry, I have a tremendous respect for them all and each have unique qualities, most all have worked extremely hard to get out there and I would share dinner with any of them.

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from hotshott2289 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Honstly this is really a lame thread..just a bunch of folks bashing people who risked it all to make it in an industry we would all love to be in, and most of you sound like idiots.. instead of bashing fellow hunters and hurting our image we should bash poachers,and trespassing scum... another thought to those who think people like the drurys and lakoskys have a "private oasis" places like that aren't to hard to create in the midwest..

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from Bones812 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

" Ted Nuggent" Anybody notice if his eyes were brown? Probally not the crap can't reach that high. Every time his mouth opens it falls out.this dude is just annoying. like his music.

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from BNP850 wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

This is STUPID! Are we in middle school again? Shame on F&S for even asking the question and shame on all you for participating. If I want tabloid crap I'll go to the grocery store. Watch out all you "hunting celebrities" here come the haters and the paparazzi.

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from LTW wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I don't know why everybody is hating on the Bone Collectors and the Lakosky's. They are just living the dream! If I got paid to do what they do, I'd say some of the goofy stuff that they say too! They are all reading from a script in most of the scenes anyway.

Least favorite is Tred Barta. I've seen that guy wound and/or miss too many animals on his shows.

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