What are a few if the things you guys like to see in Outdoor TV and what are some of the new shows you like? This type of info will help our feedback for the show and also reaffirm our current studies within the industry. Thanks Guys...we have already laid down some great footage for Season Two of OTZ TV. Good luck this fall.
1) Can we please see someone actually gut an animal? Perhaps giving a quick how to as they do it? There are SO many techniques out there. I know alot of us can gut a deer in just a couple of minutes max. Lets see some of it. (I know there are rules on the network about what you can and cant show, but if I can watch an open heart surgery on tons of other channels I should be able to see a deer get gutted)
2) the same for skining and processing (lets not forget fish!)
3) I would love to see more novice hunters. Lets get some guys out there who need a little help and who havent killed a giant buck, or record pig, elk, fish, bear ect,,,,,,, I think most guys want to see themselves on TV (not literally, but someone just like them) Most folks are not die hard "trophy" hunters. Sure they want to kill a nice buck, but for the majority of hunters this aint going to happen. Show the novice how to get it done by hunting with a novice. You'd be suprised by how many guys are out there who will never ask THE question.
3)A little more explanation of why this parcticular place has big bucks (most people dont understand the whats and whys of true QDM)
4) More humor. If I'm laughing I'm watching!
5) Better and more slow motion of the kill shot. I want to see the kill more than once, thats the pay off right? Also dont hide that bad shot you made. Nobody is perfect and thats what needs to be seen. I've been on a ton of filmed hunts where a poor shot was made only to flip the deer over at the recovery to not show it. Come on, it happens to all of us show it!
6 We all know by now that a cameraman should not be at the deer first filming the hunter comming to it and acting suprise. Still see it all the time.
7) a little more realism is the tree or stand. (It does suck and get painful after a very long sit) show some of that! I loved the stuff with Bart in the tree freezing his but off. His misery is good tv! LOL
I like to see more of the reality hunting. I think like FHBH on this one. I have filmed many trophy animals go down but do not have to many myself. The average hunter is what I like to see. This person does not have to be a novice but has never killed a big buck ext. What about meat hunters? I personaly love to eat game so I'm not thinking twice to shoot a doe. To show more of what realy happens out there is hard do to the limit of time they have to work with. Trying to get 10hrs of footage into 22 min. is not easy. More camp video is nice to see.
This is a very useful discussion and I hope to see many more posts chiming in on it. Jay and I have been filming each other for over fifteen years now and sometimes it's easy to get a little institutionalized by what is going on in the industry. FHBH and Tucker are right, when it comes down to it the every day hunter makes up the majority of our viewers and you are who we want to entertain. FHBH, you are also correct in that we do have to conform to some television requirements, however it is also our goal at OTZ to achieve an edgy yet ethical format.
Great input guys.
I know all here on OTZ are hunters, but many if not all are also fishermen.
I don't care to see another bass fishing show but would really love to see some good ice fishing shows. Maybe a morning hunt followed by a afternoon of extreme ice fishing. I have lived that senerio several times and it is by far some of the most memorable times in the field and on the hard water that I have.
Give it a shot. Pun intended.
I like to see shows that aren't staged by baiting deer in and seeing people sit on the bait in a stand. I'd like see more spot and stalk. I don't think that most hunters have access to either land ownership or leasing to make that plausible; I'd rather see someone using some skill in stalking an animal rather than using bait to bring them in to where the hunter is. Try some open ground hunts for animals, and if you do this kind of hunt try to show the skills you used to stalk up on the animal.