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Paul and I broke the seal this past Tuesday.  It was nice to be back after the bandits.



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Dale,

 Thanks for the new footage. I've nearly wore out your videos from last season. Bob's are nearly wore out as well, but for some reason I don't tire of watching crows fall from the sky.

 Good hunting to you and Paul this season.

 Randy  



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Randy,

I understand what you are talking about. I myself suffer from the same condition, you’re not alone haha. I am hoping to get into something close to the numbers Bob is in in his videos this year.

On the video; too long, too short, anything I should add? I feel like a completely idiot trying to talk to a little camera haha.

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Dale,

You missed your calling. Should have gone into the video production business! Fine work.

After "getting the rust out" on this first hunt, you should be posting some even greater shooting videos of future hunts. In spite of some misses, you guys still made a lot of "crow snow" on this hunt.

BTW, I love watching ShotCam videos! A few of the crows were carrying nuts in their beaks (pecans?) when you shot. The birds starting at 2:06, 3:18, 3:55 and 4:08 on your video had nuts and in a couple of them, you can see the nut roll out of the beak and fall as you wacked them. Cool!!

Thanks,

Demi



-- Edited by Island Shooter on Friday 16th of October 2020 04:10:38 PM

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Excellent Shotkam footage Dale, thanks for sharing it!

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Demi,

I can tell you it is a hell of a lot of work. I got a good partner who doesn't mind setting everything up while I jack with cameras. I messed around with this video in the editing process for several days trying to get it to where I thought someone might watch the dang thing.

The Shotkam videos are the easiest to edit, took me all of thirty minutes to throw that one together. I have several hours in the actual hunt film and the funny thing is all of the views go to the Shotkam, simple videos. They get the most views on my channel, so I will keep them coming.

Colt and I are going in the morning so the next Shotkam footage will be of his shooting. I am expecting another 40-50 bird hunt. Pecan crop isn't very good but we are gonna go slam as many as we can.

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I'll have to say I like watching the video's after the hunt almost as much as I enjoy being at the hunt ! When I'm in the blind I've got my eyes focused for incoming & ears listening thru the amplified ear muffs for any coming up from behind that I miss out on a lot of what my partner is up to. The video brings it all into perspective. Paul.

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Making good videos or taking good action still photos is very rewarding. Few have the patience to do it, they much rather shoot!

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Demi,

 Speaking of things in a crows beak, I learned they can talk with their mouth full. Had one come in last season talking all the way. Could see something in his beak, which he never let go of until I pried it from him. One would have never guessed his mouth was full by hearing him.

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Making good videos or taking good action still photos is very rewarding. Few have the patience to do it, they much rather shoot!


  That would be me Bob. No patience for it and too much extra time and work. Especially since my tech skills are virtually non-existent. But I sure like to watch a good crow shoot and really appreciate those who are willing to go the extra mile. 

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Dale wrote:

Randy,

I understand what you are talking about. I myself suffer from the same condition, you’re not alone haha. I am hoping to get into something close to the numbers Bob is in in his videos this year.

On the video; too long, too short, anything I should add? I feel like a completely idiot trying to talk to a little camera haha.


 Dale,

 You're asking the wrong guy about length. My attention span has never been tested while watching a crow shoot. Bob has a couple that are about thirty minutes and I don't think those are too long. Skip Woody was featured in a couple of good ones for an outdoor show, tailored for a TV audience so the actual crow shooting was probably about ten minutes.  That being said, four well edited fifteen minute videos are probably better than one of sixty minutes.

 I enjoy both the shotkam footage and regular video of the hunt. I like to hear the blind banter and actually see a guy take the shot. The superimposed shotkam in the corner is a nice touch. I also like to see the set-up, the blinds and surrounding countryside.

 Good crow hunting videos are few and far between and the ones by guys that post here are among the best.

 Thanks again for the time and effort you put in shooting, editing and posting. 

 Randy



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Randy, you bring up a good point in regard to attention span. Most people will watch a good film clip for 5 minutes, 10 at the most before going into a coma from to much repetition.

One of my best film clips was only 5 minutes long, it's on you tube and is called series # 12 it's set to music and had very good action "but not over done" which is important to note.

In my opinion deer hunting videos are the most boring, they whisper even after they have killed a deer? I think they think it adds drama to the hunting clip but is laughable to most other folks. The bottom line just depends what you are into or not, "is it you're thing or not"


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Dale I think you did a fabulous job with the video. I finally made time to watch it yesterday morning with coffee. I wouldn't change a thing. Love how you show the lay of the land, etc. The shotkam clips are fun to watch but I prefer the video of the hunt. Superimposing the shotkam clips in the corner is a nice touch.

I don't go to YouTube often and generally don't sit around watching others do things when I could be out having my own experiences, if ya know what I mean. That said, I will absolutely watch more if you make them and have already watched many of your previous hunt videos. I appreciate your effort in making them and it feels like I'm getting a good idea of what went on that day, whether it was good, great or otherwise. I think a lot of others would have edited out misses and only shown hits, etc.

We all have those days and we don't all shoot like Bob. Doesn't mean it's not enjoyable tho! Keep on those bandits. I'm jealous as our season has closed.

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