- Oct 23, 2017
- State College, PA
I agree most are geared toward individual styles, properties, experiences etc. I see that all the time with THP, they are very Midwest centric and very visual hunters. What they consider "thick stuff" is dang near wide open woods here. They have tons of open areas on public they consistently see adult deer, that just doesn't happen here. Coincidentally that also makes for better filming setups. I don't watch all their stuff as it gets a little too vloggy for me, but they seem to struggle when they go south where like here that visual glassing compenent is far less viable.A lot of the free information out there is junk. Just look around SH and you'll see a lot of absolute nonsense. Deer don't act the same in every scenario. Folks who have hunted a while and have good success use their experience to make decisions. How close to push to a bed, where to find beds, thermals for different scenarios, the list goes on. I still say that a new hunter could spend 80 dollars on a lot worse things. It's a lot harder to pick the good info from the bad when you're a novice. I think OP will be happy paying to shorten that learning curve, even if it's marginal.
I have a good window into their potential clientele here as I have a few friends I've mentored into adult onset hunters and I've struggled most teaching them woods skills, stuff I just grew up with and take for granted. I've avoided pushing too many internet resources to them and encouraged just taking the time to go into the woods and figure it out themselves. To some degree that seems to be working, and there seems to be a linear relationship between the time commitment and results for sure. One of them though lives in Philly, doesn't get out of the city too much and seems to be stagnating a bit. I might push him to check out THP school to see if it shorthens his learning curve. He's been out on his own for 3-4 years and hasn't been putting it together but at least he is still into it.