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    • Wexbow
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      I was lucky enough to land a 3Rivers voucher over Christmas and fancy picking up a few DVDs. The only ones I currently have are the ubiquitous Fred Bear collection and Primal Dreams from the Wensel’s. I’d like some bowhunting adventure type stuff, not so much the instructional end of things, and I especially like Northern latitudes, so any ideas???

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      “Lettin’ Loose” is one of the better ones I’ve seen.

    • Stephen Graf
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      I’ve been pretty disappointed by “adventure” video’s, save the fred bear series.

      I haven’t tried some of the other oldies, but that would be my inclination.

      I know you said you weren’t interested in instructional video’s, but “Hunting the Bamboo Backed Bow” is one I have watched many times. Dean Torges seems like he would be an interesting guy to get to know.

    • Wexbow
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      Thanks for the suggestions guys. I’m not ruling out instructional dvds but I’d like them to have an outdoors slant with plenty of panorama if you know what I mean. What about the traditional adventures series or stickbow close series? Or vision quest? Anyone seen these?

    • Troy Warner
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      I think it is called 700 miles alone. It isn’t an archery show but it is a very good look at a DIY solo rafting hunt in Alaska. I’ll find the box my wife hid them in and let you know for sure on the title and a few others I can remember the name of.

      Troy

    • Wexbow
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      Thanks Troy.

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      I agree, 700 miles alone is great. Also, Pure Bowhunting is good, as well as Paul Brunner’s Archery Elk: The dream Hunt

    • Wexbow
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      Thanks Alex. Of course I’m looking forward to Elkheart’s release but I think that’s still some time off.

    • Troy Warner
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      Finally! That wonderful wife of mine had the box hid in plain site:oops:

      The full name is Alaska adventures 700 miles alone.

      Another one I liked was “lost antlers” it is about a modern day mountain man hunting moose for his winter meat.

      Enjoy

      Troy

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      There’s a great film by Dick Proenneke called Alone in the Wilderness. Not about archery, but about a man who moved to Alaska, built a cabin and lived alone for 30 years. He filmed the building of the cabin and his lifestyle with a 16 mm movie camera. PBS aired it as a promotion and you can purchase it through them. Neat stuff. dwc

      Here’s a clip from one of his films.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z7jxFbscIJY

    • tombow
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      I’d have to put a “2nd” on the Lettin’ loose-A season with the longbow” video by Doug Schlabach. A good video that is down-to-earth hunting, like you or I would do. Turkeys, whitetails a plenty and elk.

      If I picked a 2nd should-have I’d say pick up Masters of the Barebow 3 (about shooting form).

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      “Bowhunting Reflections” by Steve Gorr, Fred Anderson and friends is also good. Lighthearted and fun, but with some good hunting as well. Looking forward to checking out their new one “Pure Bowhunting.”

      “Instinct” is also a fun, well-done trad bow video done by two Hawaiian guys. Lots of DIY hunting on the islands.

    • Vintage Archer
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      dwcphoto wrote: There’s a great film by Dick Proenneke called Alone in the Wilderness. Not about archery, but about a man who moved to Alaska, built a cabin and lived alone for 30 years. He filmed the building of the cabin and his lifestyle with a 16 mm movie camera. PBS aired it as a promotion and you can purchase it through them. Neat stuff. dwc

      Here’s a clip from one of his films.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z7jxFbscIJY

      I would have to second David’s reccomendation The book is also a great read .I have both the book and video

    • Wexbow
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      Thanks guys. I’ve picked up Lettin’ Loose and 700 Miles based on your recommendations. Looking forward to watching those. I also got Mike Mitten’s book One with the Wilderness and a couple of other “lesser” dvd titles. These were bought with a 3Rivers voucher so I’ll look into the PBS documentary separately.

    • Zano
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      dwcphoto wrote: There’s a great film by Dick Proenneke called Alone in the Wilderness. Not about archery, but about a man who moved to Alaska, built a cabin and lived alone for 30 years. He filmed the building of the cabin and his lifestyle with a 16 mm movie camera. PBS aired it as a promotion and you can purchase it through them. Neat stuff. dwc

      Here’s a clip from one of his films.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z7jxFbscIJY

      ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS

      I 2nd that recommendation ~ outstanding film! And to think he started that adventure at age 51 to boot! He finally had to call it quits when he turned 87… he said his old body couldn’t take the cold any more. 😆

      He “gave” his home to the state, with one caveat, they had to preserve it just as he left it so future generations could see how it was done. He built everything… and I mean everything inside and out of his place. He hunted what he needed for meat, caught & smoked fish, and even used wolf kills as a food source.

      In my dream world, I’d love to trade places with him… except for the being “alone” part. Nothing better than sharing life with than a wonderful wife… and mine after 38 years fits that bill. 😉

    • Wexbow
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      Zano wrote: In my dream world, I’d love to trade places with him… except for the being “alone” part. Nothing better than sharing life with than a wonderful wife… and mine after 38 years fits that bill. 😉

      I agree Zano and congratulations on your 38 years together 😀

    • archer38
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      Anyone here ever seen a documentary called “Alone In The Wilderness” ? Its about a fellow named Dick Preonneke (not sure if I spelled that right) Its not really a bowhunting video but it is a very compelling film about how this man survived all alone in the wilds of Alaska with only a few basic hand tools and supplies. He builds himself a log cabin by hand and lives much like a pioneer settler would have but he films it all himself over the course of years. I highly recommend watching this one. A great adventure !!

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