Personally I enjoy watching hunting shows when I'm not doing some hunting of my own. And i figure that most of ya'll on here do too. Here lately, meaning the last couple of years, the "shows" have been really aggravating for me to watch. At least that applies for most of the shows. I don't have anything against bow hunting, in fact I would like to eventually get into shooting a bow. And i know that hunting with a bow, the shot placement is more critical than with a rifle and most of the time an extended period of time is needed to recover a deer the right way. The thing that really just p.o.'s me is when these "hunters" on these "shows" shoot a monster deer that 90% of the population of deer hunters would never get a chance to see, look at the camera and say "It was a good hit, but we're gonna let him sit over night and get him in the morning". Now, anybody that hunts knows that typically during bow season it's hot and any deer not taken care of in a fairly short period of time is not going to be any good at all. I know that stuff happens and sometimes a shot isn't as good as it could have been, that can happen to anybody and it usually does. The thing is it seems like everytime some of these shows come on they are strictly bow hunting and everytime they shoot a nice deer they let it lay and go back later to get it, wasting the meat. All these "hunters" are worried about is the bones on the head and could care less if the meat is used. That is not the point of hunting at least for those who were taught to do it the right way. Hunting is a privelige that should be respected. I think that if a hunter is not confident and practiced enough with a bow or any weapon for that matter, they should not be out trying to kill a animal with it. Bow hunting takes practice to be good at it as does most things. I just think that if everytime you are going to take a shot on an animal and then end up having to leave the animal and letting it ruin, what's point of even hunting? It gives hunters who do the right thing a bad name and adds to the anti-hunting fire that is constently being stoked by peta and other organizations. I could go on all day about this and have it seems like but I want to know if this bothers anybody else or if anybody else has noticed it. I have some other stuff to add but I will do it after some feedback. p.s. Not all hunting shows do this and there are a few that I enjoy watching that are ethical that have hunters who can flat out shoot a bow.