I’m excited about the new season of shows that will be appearing next fall on Benelli On Assignment (BOA). We kicked it off this fall with a bird-shooting safari in Kenya, where we hosted four prominent outdoor writers. CONTINUE READING »
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Among a multitude of outdoor shows airing on several channels, Benelli On Assignment (BOA) is one that has always stood out as a quality show. For me, BOA has provided an incredible experience, for which I’m proud to be a part of, both on and off camera. It’s hard to believe that this year we’re celebrating our fifth season on air.
I’m pleased to tell you that BOA’s 2011 “sizzle reel” has won a Telly Award. A “sizzle reel” is a short promo video, which presents quick action-packed clips from the new 2011 shows that are airing during the 3rd and 4th quarters. You can see the latest “sizzle reel” on YouTube at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5SKNPIw-NM
If asked the purpose of dove hunting, a non-hunter might reply that it is to kill doves. Actually, it’s not. If the object was just birds for the table, logically the cheapest, easiest, most practical method of achieving this end would be to buy a commercially raised, professionally cleaned, pan-ready chicken for about $6. This saves the bother of keeping and training bird dogs, buying hunting licenses and bird stamps, risking snakebite, laying out for guns and shells, breaking teeth from biting into pellets and paying for the hundred fringe items that probably add up to costing the dove hunter in the range of $50 per ounce for dove meat.
And if the object was purely dead doves why do dove hunters choose to spend the money, watch and wait for hours all for possibly taking a limit of birds on the wing, while refusing to murder a dove on the ground or sitting in a tree? CONTINUE READING »