Besides the camera work we really weren’t too impressed with the DVD as a whole. Nearly every hunt that the HB Team goes on is an outfitted hunt, with literally hundreds of deer passing buy on a given night. We really enjoyed the basic hunts where you get to see the guys develop a plan and put the work in throughout the year to get their trophy. Don’t get me wrong they do have some great hunts/stories of this nature on the DVD; we just would’ve enjoyed seeing more of it. They often times, especially on their outfitted adventures, seem to kill deer just to get a deer on film instead of holding off for a buck that would truly satisfy them. I mean these guys are hunting areas that seemingly hold world class deer, show some willpower and wait for the big one to make an appearance instead of shooting a 125” deer just because you can. A big negative of the DVD was the fact that at the conclusion of each hunt it took you back to the main menu screen and in order to move on to the next hunt you had to watch the intro over each time. Very irritating!
Disk two was a whole lot better. The outfitted hunts became more DIY which made it more realistic. Disk two also showed more hunts on team members home farms where a story truly unfolds as they often have some history with a buck. These hunts allow the viewer to make a personal connection and make the hunt more appealing.
There are many other positives; as stated earlier the cinematography is truly remarkable. There were multiple points in the DVD which we looked at each other and asked how they managed to get that shot angle. After attempting to film our hunts this year with little success we can relate; its really tough to remember to film everything, and more importantly film it with a purpose to create a story as the Heartland Bow Hunter Team does so well. Another plus as far as I know they are the only hunting DVD that currently is released in BluRay!
All and all the HB Season 4 is a great DVD to pick up. You will see big deer being harvested and the story lines and cinematography are remarkable. Click here to pick up your copy today. I can’t wait to see what these guys bring to the table in 2012!