we look at entries to the Monocular Video Awards 2017. We have helped judged which of these go on the shortlist. It’s up to you to vote for them now, Here’s a selection of eight of the 20 you can vote for – not necessarily the best – that’s for you to decide.
Ulrik Orskov is bowhunting in Denmark. He is on the shortlist for the best professional hunting video of the year.
A British entry for Best Hunting Video comes from Simon Whitehead, who enters a film about his life in ferreting. In that category, he is up against another Brit, Slots Media, which is after Sika in Ireland.
Blake Clinch from New Zealand goes on the trip of a lifetime hunting Sika deer in the New Zealand backcountry. They take two sika stags and one red stag, and hope to take best hunting video of the year. The fifth and final entry in this category is Ole Christian Sorensen from Norway who is waterfowl hunting in Iceland.
There are entries we have run on Hunting YouTube in the past. Tim Huenemeyer from Germany is impersonating another stag in his entry. Who’d have thought that would work? He has entered it for best hunting clip.
And there’s comedy. Jon Odden from Norway sends in a film of a frustrated hunter reacting badly to missing, also shortlisted for best hunting clip of the year.
There’s a good showing from the UK across the awards. Sean Rooney is picking up on a driven pheasant syndicate shoot in Scotland. His film is on the shortlist for the best gundog video.
In that category, Sean is up against another Brit, Ellena Nunneley who enters a film of a young dog retrieving wounded duck that keeps diving. And they are both competing with John Simpson’s Labrador retrieve. Lots of enthusiasm for gundogs in the UK.
And finally, from the USA, AJ DeRosa enters his falconry film, which follows a man, his red tailed hawk and his GSP. It is one of the five films in for best professional hunting video.
Dealine for voting is 10 December, and the award show announcing the winners is the 14 December in Copenhagen. Link to the event is www.facebook.com/events/376597302792631/
There are twenty videos on the shortlist. Instructions on how to vote in their descriptions.