Predator hunting for soccer moms

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When friends and acquaintances first started asking what I would be getting up to on the weekend and receiving a reply of "bear hunting," I quickly realized that the majority of people in the lower mainland have no idea anybody even eats bear. I had started hunting just as the rug was pulled out from under us regarding the grizzly hunt and although there wasn't any form of provincial vote on the matter I don't think that would have helped much with our current public perception of bear hunting in most urban areas. I had recently started putting together a video of my first year hunting with my son and quickly decided to try and take the opportunity to explain both the edibility and sustainability of bear hunting in BC in a way that non hunters might be able to digest.

I tend to avoid Facebook like the plague these days but I posted it on there and the response was surprising, almost none of my friends hunt but it seemed to be quite well received by people I never would have expected to take interest. I also used it as a bit of a springboard to explain the need for predator management and the hypocrisy of someone eating beef but having an issue with Canada Goose using coyote fur or typing angry comments on hunting photos/videos from their own leather couch.

Either way, I had fun getting a bit of practice filming/editing and creating memories for my son and I...feel free to share it, you never know who's mind you might change. Hope everyone is getting excited for spring bear, just got a new string and cables put on the bow and will be spending the next few weeks experimenting with a couple different arrow builds to try and get my fixed blade broadheads flying as true as possible.

 

FOLES55

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Best video I’ve seen all year!!
Well done.
 

Joe Brandon

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Man this is a great video! Should enter it into some short film contests. Question was all of the shot on Go-pro and edited on a Mac Book?
 
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Thanks to everyone that took the time to watch it, much appreciated and very glad you enjoyed it. Lots more to come so if you do have a youtube account be sure to subscribe and stay tuned. Planning on putting together another informative video about bear hunting in the spring and working on a short film in the fall hunting high country mule deer with my son.

Man this is a great video! Should enter it into some short film contests. Question was all of the shot on Go-pro and edited on a Mac Book?
Thanks for the suggestion brother, I actually just noticed the other day that the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers association is currently have a film contest going on but unfortunately there is a 3 minute time limit. I will look into it though, could be a good way to spread the message further. There were a few gopro shots in there but the majority was filmed with a standard Canon T4i with a stock 18-55mm lens...the shot of the griz at the end was with a 70-200mm lens I believe...all edited in pinnacle studio and premiere elements on my HP laptop from approximately 2012 lol. Still learning the settings on the GoPros to make the footage look 100%, hope to get a full stalk on video with one this season.

Thanks again for watching and good luck this season!
 
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