JakeBrake- I can handle it! :) I like their stuff, a lot actually. I like that it's real and not "made for TV" like much of the emotion you see from some. I don't really care how people behave after a shot, but I don't want to watch a terrible actor acting after a shot. Those guys are not, in my opinion, acting. I could be wrong, but that's not my impression and I know a ton of guys share my belief about this. But if you don't like it, don't watch it. I do, so I will.
I love their videos as they are real. I've been around a few professionals that do videos and a lot of the "shots" and reactions are nothing more than recreations and acting. I like the real deal! Great work!
Jake Brake....it's a younger guy of America thing. Huggie, Huggie, cry, cry....ever see the way guys greet each other now days ....little bitty , light hand shake and a BIG hug. I don't get it either..... Other than that nice video.
They probably aren't showing the recovery because the guys they hosted have their own You Tube channel that intends to show it. I do not have a man crush. Nor do I know any of these guys. But, they are the real deal and, they do not act any of this. Go check out their You Tube channel. What you see is what you get. I'd share a camp with them anywhere at any time. God Bless men
I think I've learned more about calling elk watching these nightly episodes than all the literature I've read on the subject. Simply outstanding series! So much fun to watch these guys work a bull whether they get it killed or not. All public ground, no special tags, something every one of us could be doing.
Last night's video a perfect example....Wyo Gen tag, full moon, hot weather, mid-day, grizz country, and call a 320-340 bull all the way accross a big, open meadow. Donny made a horrible shot with the bull still walking but got something good and he dropped in site. You can't fake the emotion he showed after that shot. I was shaking just watching!
I think its great, look forward to each new episode. Really like the WY hunt, get a lot of insight into their tactics and calling in real time vs an article or book! A friend of mine recently bought a Canvas cutter bedroll. Watching the Oregon hunt I could really see its potential considering how much they move around.
I just watched a elk hunt episode,,,,regular,real men,,hunting,,happy as hell for each others successes,,,.poking fun,,,regretted decisions,shots.....I love em, chris brackett is an alternative....lol..just kidding...
Just watched the first one. It doesn't show the bull that was shot but my guess is he's laying there dead at no more than 125 yards from the shot. When the nervous grunt was heard there's a very good chance that's where the shot bull is laying, he's dying or dead there. I'll bet they heard the grunt several more times but chalked it up to the bull barking at them. (They don't say)
I've had this happen several times over the years when multiple bulls are together as there was there. The surviving bull/bulls will nervous grunt the downed bull, I've had them do it off & on for 15 minutes, it's a good sign that bull isn't getting back up. Since they had an hour before night fall it should have been plenty of time to recover him before dark. Just food for thought if in that similar situation & curious what to do!
Just watched the most recent episode. I feel for Trent and hate he wounded a bull. I fully agree with his choice to keep hunting. That bull was a little sore but unless someone else killed him he's still lurking in Wyoming.
These guys flat out rock! Hats off to them. Just good regular guys doing what we all love to do. I’m loving the intro song as well! Yes Lark I agree...I felt bad for Trent when Donny shot that same bull he was chasing. At the same time was super happy for Donny, he was stoked. Hope Trent gets to put one down. He’s totally selfless.
Great series. Really enjoying watching it each night. Totally appreciated their uncut tonight, taking about loosing the bull. Not many on tv these days willing to show that happen let alone own it like Trent did.
My buddy didn't know he had a smart tv till I came by his house after a bird hunt sunday evening and showed him he could watch youtube on it. He burned through the first 5 days that night. One of the few shows I scream at the tv...... "DRAW! DRAW!".......
I have never cared for the videos with 15 kils in 2 hours of video but these guys are showing it all from scouting to camping to cutting. I Can't get enough and refuse to miss a night. Had our Illinois shotgun season last weekend and first thing I did when I got home is catch up.
Agree, great show and have been a fan for a long time! Nice to see just some good ol boys out bustin ass and having fun.. reminds me a lot of our crew. Refreshing that they don't really promote many brands or products.
I like the recommendation to check your gear, especially after a mishap on the mountain. I have gone back and forth on bringing allen wrenches on my backpacking trip. Seeing them rig a drop away rest mid mountain might have been the deciding factor on the few extra ounces.
I bet the dont have a clue (or maybe they do) how many people they are getting into bowhunting. I have 2 buddies who ONLY rifle hunt that are going to bowhunt elk next year. One of them bought a bow last week!
I'm on episode 15 . I understand they're are probably new hunters watching that may be learning alot from these guys,so far the weirdest question answered on the "uncut" after each episode to me was " WHY DO YOU GUYS ALWAYS HAVE YOUR PACKS ON" ? Either the person is a new hunter or has never hunted hard.
Mossyhorn, it was 2013 when Kody got that big bull in Colorado. I'm pretty sure they mentioned in a podcast that they had planned to hunt the same area this year but there were 20 or 30 trucks at the trailhead so they went to plan B.
Has to be the most enjoyable series I've ever got to watch. Looks like they learned a ton through out they're journey!!! Love every minute of the series... Not to cool with the crying though not gonna lie haha.. but awesome...tears and all!
It has been a lot of fun, but I have watched them in random order. Probably would make more sense to do it in order. Couple of comments...
I haven't matched up the names and faces (except for Corey J - can the rest wear some nametags??), but you can hear that the other callers are very consistent with bugling. I fall into the same pattern which elk probably recognize as a human. You hear Corey (and some of the others) and they vary their sounds/patterns depending on what they hear. Time in the elk woods, I suppose...
If there are non-hunters viewing, they probably wonder why something isn't killed each episode. It is getting closer to real hunting (at least my real hunting), but it should be remembered that they are leaving 10+ hours of each day on the cutting-room floor. We are getting the highlights of each day - good or bad. I was reminded of this in ID this year when I didn't see/hear an elk or deer for the first 5 days or MT when it rained/snowed for 6 of the 7 days. When young, I would have whined. Now past 50, each day out there is a wonder.
So good to see the shared friendships and unselfish attends. “It’s not about the score” of the antlers. They’re having fun in the journey. Yeah, they’d love to shoot a big one...just not their main focus. Pretty funny when Dirk told Trent if he tried to shoot that spike he’d have to nick the arrow off Trent’s rest.
Yep, got most of their older videos watched also. I'll be attending the podcast and meet and greet in Longview WA Jan 6. My family is from the Roseburg OR area and I've worked in Reedsport on the coast near where the OR segments were done. Thick, steep and BIG bodied ELK grow there.
I will be running the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day, 2018 and I wanted to wear something to both show my partriotism and promote hunting so I got permission from BRO to use their LOF logo on my race singlet. They even sent me the artwork to use!
I also have a grandnephew with SMA who is always in my thoughts. Especially, when I'm running.