DVD Review and Giveaway – “90%” by Pure Elevation Productions

I’ll come right out and say it, I am not a big fan of about 90% (pun intended) of the hunting shows and videos out there. I don’t subscribe to any of the outdoor/hunting channels, and I don’t have a library of hunting videos. My main gripe with most hunting videos is they don’t show you the true essence of a hunt.  Most videos feature a guy setting up, whispering at the camera, and then putting down an animal…all within a few minutes.  Where is the preparation?…the hard work?…even the failure?

All of that said, there is a glimmer of hope out there, as there are some great shows and videos being put together these days, not by “professional” hunters, and not by product spokesmen, but by regular hunters like you and me. Guys like Rudy from Huntography, Randy from On Your Own Adventures, and Steve & Lenny from Pure Elevation Productions.

DVD CoverPure Elevation Productions was founded in 2009 by friends and hunting partners, Steve Speck (owner of S&S Archery) and Lenny Nelson.  The guys from Pure Elevation have done an amazing job with their first full-length DVD release, “90%“.

90% tells the story, the whole story of Steve and Lenny’s 2010 hunting season, as they chase elk in the remote backcountry.  While most hunting videos are concerned with getting only the “hero shots” on film, the guys of Pure Elevation have captured the whole hunt: preparation, training, failure, and yes…success – BIG success!  (One of the bulls harvested in this film was featured on the cover of a recent issue of Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal.)  There are no staged hero shots, no fake encounters, no guides, and of course no fences.  90% is real public land, do-it-yourself backcountry hunting at its best.

90% shows us all that regular guys like you and me can have success in the backcountry with over the counter tags, if we are willing to put in the work.

Check out the trailer below, and also be sure to enter for your chance to win a copy of 90% by leaving a comment below.

If you are interested in buying 90%, check it out at S&S Archery.

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Entries will be accepted through Friday, July 8th at Midnight.  Be sure to check back next week for another giveaway!

I was not paid, or otherwise compensated for my opinions of this video.  I am just a very satisfied viewer.

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  • Dustin West

    Looks like a great show and thanks for the chance at a copy of the dvd.

  • http://www.thewilltohunt.com Will Jenkins

    Very Cool Mark I love stuff like this!!!

  • http://thepathlesswoods.com Will

    This is fantastic.

  • http://www.huntography.com/ Huntography

    Thanks for including Huntography with Randy from On Your Own Adventures and Steve and Lenny from Pure Elevation. That’s some good company right there.

    I’ve been a fan of Randy and OYOA for some time now and love the DIY aspect of the show. This is the first time I’ve seen Pure Elevation but really like what they’re doing too.

    The authenticity and purity of the whole hunting experience is what I love seeing from hunters like us. This is what I strive to capture on camera. These hunters are the ones that make the magic, I just shine the light on them.

    I’m going to RT this in hopes of winning the dvd. In case I don’t win, I’ll probably just end up buying it myself. Always room for good hunting dvd’s on my shelf.



  • Arren Dorman

    This show looks like it could be very good. The camera work looks amazing…can’t wait to see this.

  • http://archerytalk Clint

    I like the idea you have come up with, it would be nice to see something like this for a change. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://socalbowhunter.blogspot.com The SoCal Bowhunter

    This looks like a great story to watch! I’m with Rudy, if I don’t win it looks like I will be buying this one. Great stuff here!

  • Bronzon Cobb

    Always looking for something new to watch and add to my collection. Great work and thanks for the chance to win and good luck to all!

  • http://passinthruoutdoors.blogspot.com/ passinthru outdoors

    I have to agree with you on most of the outdoor shows. There are a few good ones that I watch regularly. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jon Sager

    Looks Good!!!

  • Nick

    Looks like a great show!!

  • http://www.sandsarchery.com Steve Speck

    Thanks for the review Mark! Good luck to everyone.


  • http://archerytalk cody brown

    thanks for the oppertunity. looks like a good show

  • Danny

    great looking video, I like what I saw. This video will be a great change from most that I have seen. Good luck with it

  • John U

    AMAZING! I cannot wait to watch it and then go out and do it!

  • GruBBworM

    very nice the more shows the better i could watch this stuff 24/7


    Jon (GruBBworM)

  • http://archerytalk tim (Asinglearrow)

    Thanks for the chance and good luck with the show!

  • Phil

    Count me in… another movie right before the opener would be good!

  • Trent

    Looks like an awesome vid!

  • http://www.outdoorblog.net/pnwbowhunting Tom Ryle

    I saw their film at the Full Draw Film Tour in Portland last week. Good stuff!

  • http://www.heybjk.com heyBJK

    I like what Steve and Lenny are doing! Stuff like this is such a nice change from the usual hunting show fare on TV. There are very, very few shows I will sit through. Thanks to Pure Elevation for putting the DVD together and thanks, Mark, for having the give away! Good luck to everyone!

  • Justin Paola

    Looks like a great video…..thanks for the opportunity!

  • http://www.philspradley.tumblr.com Phil Spradley

    Ok, you’ve got a bow and I’ve got a camera, lets get out in the woods. I hope this comment is enough to enter me in the drawing. It looks like a really cool video, i love watching elk.

  • Scott Woody

    Looks like it will be a good video!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  • Justin Beiber

    Appreciate the chance to win!

  • Brian

    Awesome job guys! Love seeing the hard work.

    Steve… good luck in drawling that Mt goat tag!


  • nick tyree

    looks like a great video

  • Jason

    This looks awesome! Love seeing all the hardwork being put in.

  • Justin

    Looks like a great show. interested in seeing more.

  • samuel groves

    Looks like a great dvd.THANKSfor the opportunity to win one.

  • Travis Bertrand

    I hardly ever watch hunting at my house due to no cable, when I go to inlaws though, they know not to change the channel. It would be great to watch some hunting at the house! Btw. I like the blog. I Have alot of catching up to do.

  • Derek

    I would love to see more videos like this since all of the hunting I do is on public land.

  • Wendell Steele

    Video looks awesome. Keep up the work.

  • Mark Lefevre

    Looks to be a great show. Would like to see more of it.

  • Steve Opheim

    I would like to see more of this sort of hunting video

  • Robert Lovell

    Looks great! cant wait to see more!

  • Leonard Cote

    I couldn’t agree more bro. I can’t stand it when I see these guys on T.V. on a private fenced in hunting reserve who bag these “incredible trophies” that are fed everyday at the same time. It drives me nuts, I tell my dad all the time, “I’d love to see these guys come to Vermont where we hunt and have that kind of success.” This is an awesome idea, great job !

  • http://www.sandsarchery.com Steve Speck

    Thanks for the great review. Hopefully the winner enjoyed the DVD.

  • Adam Cupp

    What a great sneak peak! I agree, even if I don’t win, I will probably buy it! Thanks for sharing.