I had one lone goal in the 2014 season and that was to finally get a harvest on video. I had been trying for 3 years prior and just was not able to seal the deal so to speak even though I kept getting closer and closer (I actually videoed Paul from the tree while he sneaked up on and shot a button buck we had come in and lay down, but it just looks like he is shooting at the ground in it). But that all changed in a matter of 2 hours, if that, into my first hunt last year. Watch it for yourself and I hope you enjoy!
I decided this year to do an interesting second-camera angle by doing time-lapses with my Go Pro. Of course opening day found me with cameras recording and below is the first result of my video experiment. Enjoy!
North Carolinian hunters start pursuing deer today in the Eastern, Central and Northwestern zones as the 2013 Archery season has opened up in those zones, with the Western zone opening up on Monday. I'll be heading out for my first hunt of the year this afternoon, off to a Central zone gameland you've heard me mention many times before known as Alcoa. I just finished getting all the final details put together in the previous few days so I can just grab my stuff and go when I pull up to the parking area, so bear with me in the following video as I go over what I pack into the woods. Enjoy!
Working overtime early this year while in Ohio allowed me to set my sights on a new bow. Well, that along with the fact I sold my 2008 Bowtech Guardian to my friend and was in need of a bow before Summer rolled around and practice time would be at a premium. Having shot different brands and models of bows the past few years while debating on updating what I had, I knew I liked the way Hoyt's balanced not just during the draw cycle and the shot but also just while holding and carrying around. As you'll hear in the video below, I shot numerous Hoyt models once I had decided that my next bow would be one and really liked the way the Vector 32 felt in my hand. I could continue to type out the pros and con (yes there is one slight con about the bow now that I have been shooting it but I believe I can get that taken care of) but I'll let the video of me talking do the, um, talking instead. Enjoy!
This week's video comes from the guys at Xtreme Pursuits Outdoors, whom we showcased before with their bow tuning/setup videos they so graciously allowed me to post. Today I wanted to showcase one of their turkey hunting videos they put together from footage this season, so without further ado, here it is.
I fell asleep last night after returning home from going out with friends so I never was able to get the Photo of the Week up yesterday. Instead you'll get a combo special with that and the Video of the Week. I'll also leave you in suspense a little as to what each one is, with credit being given to the creative geniuses behind each at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!
I meant to get up the Photo of the Week yesterday but I was busy seeding a portion of the backyard in the morning and then attending a birthday party for my buddy's little girl. Add in a late dinner with the wife and I really never got around to making a post yesterday, but here I am tonight doing so and with the turkey opener for NC coming up next Saturday I wanted to share a picture of a strutting tom. I had lots to choose from but the one below, taken in Tennessee by Bowland Photography and shared on their photography blog, was the one that won the honor of getting shared with the readership of Inside Out (hopefully that number is not in the single digits!).
Now it is Video of the Week time. With part two of my outdoors filming blog series coming up this week, I thought it would be pertinent for this week's video to be one that I found on the Campbell Cameras Pro Staff blog. It showcases b-roll footage and was filmed and edited by pro staff member Trent Busenbark and is entitled 2012 Nonsense. Enjoy!
That's right, you did not read the above title wrong, this week I have TWO videos to share with you. I ran across them via blind luck when I clicked on a link found in the signature of forum member flinginairos on Archerytalk. Doing so led me to said member's website and blog that he and his friends operate; they are Xtreme Pursuit Outdoors. A quick email asking for permission to post was answered with a enthusiastic "We would love for you to share it!" and here we are. Hope you guys enjoy these two videos on bow tuning and if the guys post anymore up you can be sure that we will post them up for you to see. Thanks to L.G., Jared, A.J. and Larry for letting me share these on this blog post and please go visit their site as it is extremely well-laid out and full of good information, writing and videos that really show the passion for the outdoors and all that comes with it that we enjoy so much.
I've got a pair of Cooper's Hawks nesting behind my house so today I wanted to find and share a photo of these beautiful birds of prey in action, which you can see below thanks to the photograph (#3 of 49) by Rob Palmer that I found on FalconPhotos.com.
The video for this week is from Go Pro and is their video showcasing the capabilities of the Hero3 Black Edition, mixing in clips of the amazing footage it is able to capture in such a small package as well as the pictures it produces and that you can turn into time-lapses. Enjoy!
Saw this on Campbell Camera's Prostaff blog and had to share as the video of the week. It is a good job synching the music to the video clips and a well put together trailer by the guys at Game Time Outdoors, enjoy!
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