Don McCune Library

Hunting 1

Hunting 1
120 minutes - $24.95

This DVD includes the four programs described below.

Duck Hunting
30 minutes - 1977

“Super Duck”, a 15-foot long mallard duck created by the Seattle Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, provides an eye-catching introduction to the sport of waterfowling. In cooperation with Ducks Unlimited, this adventure was filmed during the fall migration of ducks along the Pacific Flyway at a Columbia River Basin private refuge near Othello, Washington. This is the largest private gun club in the nation. Originally aired under the KOMO title “Super Duck”.

Goose Hunting
30 minutes - 1974

The Skagit Snow Goose and the Lesser Canada Goose are Washington State's most colorful immigrants. "The average adult wild goose is as hard to nail as the missing card to an inside straight," as McCune explains in this action-filled adventure to five of Washington's goose-hunting areas. Also includes footage about State Game Department efforts to relocate nesting grounds destroyed by a dam project. Originally aired under the KOMO title “Wild Goose”.

Pheasant Hunting
30 minutes - 1976

Crisp autumn weather brings hunters to the wheat fields of eastern Washington searching for ring-necked pheasant in the wheat fields near Coulee City in eastern Washington. A visit to a Washington State Game Department facility in Ellensburg describes the management of this popular upland game bird. Originally aired under the KOMO title "Pheasant Hunter".

Turkey Hunting
30 minutes - 1979

Wild turkeys are most likely encountered in the early morning or at dusk, when poor light makes shooting with 16mm film difficult. Add a cameraman with a noisy camera, and a hunter finds it nearly impossible to call in a turkey. This adventure accomplishes the impossible! Filmed in Washington's Klickitat area.

Here's an excerpt from the show by writer/narrator Don McCune: “Dealing with the king of game birds, it takes more than strategy to knock over a wild turkey, especially in the Klickitat area of South central Washington. The hunting starts before dawn, and even if you find Mr. Gobbler, there is still the problem of calling him in. On a national average, you can figure on about a 5 to 10 percent kill. Our chances with a camera along are perhaps even less than that. Sliding up over the brow of the hill, the morning sun did interesting things to the tangle of oak trees. Whatever the day had in store, it wasn't going to be easy. For as most experience hunters will testify, the turkey is the spookiest and most cautious of all game bird in the world.” Originally aired under the KOMO title “Big Game Bird”.