To reply the very first post that started this thread, I had the same thing happen to me. I didnt even join, I just entered a sweepstakes and I got calls non stop for two years, even after repeated times telling them I was not interested in joining. They are persistent.
To throw my two cents in about the debate over TV pro hunters that has spun off here, I think there is a mix of difficulty with some of the shows. Take for example a guy like Roger Raglin. He does some shows from outfitters, but he also does a good deal of shows on public land, or he drives around an area and will tape on some private leases he gets permission to hunt. So he is one example of the end of the stick who does try to get out hunt it like the rest of us.
On the other end you have the shows taped at outfitters, which does seem to be a majority of the shows these days. I too find it funny how they talk about all the hard work they did, and it's true, there is work involved. it is still hunting, there is no guarantee they will shoot a deer. They do however have the luxury of being on managed land that has been thoroughly scouted by someone else. So a lot of work is done for them. But they do put in some long hours in the stand, they drive hundreds of miles a week, they have two guys to hide in a stand, two guys stinking up the woods, the camera has to get the shot or they dont take it, they need pre-shot footage, and they have to start hunting in the morning late and quit early in the evening because they loose camera light before they lose shooting light. So they do have their challenges, though they are much different challenges than the rest of us face each season.
There are some shows I really don't like, because some of them really do go overboard on only shooting huge bucks. It's what makes more entertaining TV, so in a sense they are a slave to their job, but some of them also do seem pretty spoiled to be going around shooting several B&C bucks every season. Sure, I wouldnt mind watching them shoot some does, but I'm guessing the marketing research tells them that does don't make good entertainment. They shoot big bucks for a reason, and I'm sure that reason is that most polls show that people want to see big bucks, otherwise they wouldn't hit it so hardcore. It's all entertainment, they have shows because we watch them, and because some of them are just plain good salespeople who are great at getting sponsors. I dont personally like all of them, and so I dont watch the ones I dont like. Beyond that, there isn't a whole lot to do.