Outback Hunters Review

Posted: May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized
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History channel is becoming more and more miserly about which shows you can watch for free off of their website. One of our favorite shows, Swamp People, used to be completely free, but now they make you pay for them. Either that, or you must have a TV provider, which we don’t have. In any case, the show is not free anymore, so lots of times we look for something else to watch, since we don’t have cable TV. One of the shows we watched was called Outback Hunters. This show is about Australians hunting crocodiles in the Outback. However, there are other things they do, like one person who helps to round up cattle – with a helicopter.

To be honest, we thought that the show was a major rip-off of Swamp People. The announcer even uses the same terms, like, “Three hundred pounds of pure muscle.” Speaking of the announcer, we think History tries way too hard to make it epic. The outback hunters catch crocodiles in order to make a living. What’s epic about that? It’s certainly interesting, but there is no need to add excitement to the show. Even though there were some similarities between Swamp People and Outback Hunters, there were also some differences.

First and probably foremost, the hunters do not use guns to catch the crocodiles. Instead, they use harpoons to drag the crocodiles to the boat’s edge, secure its jaws with what looks like duct tape, and then pull it into the boat alive. Secondly, the hunters hunt crocodiles, not alligators. Finally, the show takes place in Australia, not in Louisiana. Anyway,  I actually like Australian accents, so that part is enjoyable, and on a scale from one to ten, I would rate it a 7, and Dink would rate it a 5.

by John and Dink

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