- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 12, 2002
Get the story behind the Buck Knife, the Kentucky Rifle and other legendary weapons used to bring down big game.
There are approximately 14 million hunters in the United States, and they spend billions of dollars every year on gear, from tree stands and tents to laser scopes and high-powered rifles.
Join MODERN MARVELS® for a look at the state of the art in hunting technology. A visit to the Annual Shot Show in Las Vegas showcases 24-hour cameras that track animals' movements, headphones that amplify natural noises but cut the explosive retort of a rifle, and compound bows made of aluminum and carbon fiber that are capable of shooting an arrow at speeds up to 300 feet per second. See how these tools evolved from the simple blades and bows deployed by our ancestors, and get the inside story on some of the traditional mainstays of the hunter's arsenal, including the Buck Knife and the Kentucky Rifle.
HUNTING GEAR shows how today's technology has given man incredible power of the rest of earth's creatures, power that has made our responsibility to preserve them even greater.