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Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by RIDGERUNNER35, Nov 30, 2019.
This about sums up our changing rural life. Great song
I’ve told this on here before, but in 2016 we took a family trip to FL. We were mostly at Ft. Lauderdale and Daytona Beach. It was next to impossible to get the kids to look up from their phones. A new game (Pokémon Go) had recently come out, and that’s all anybody cared about. I saw kids get buck fever, from catching a character in a game.
I remember thinking that it was gonna be hard for hunting to compete with that.
Public is not bad. I've ran into very few people in my limited experience, most were nice, the rest were idiots that I'm amazed they dressed themselves and found the forest. That's the beautiful thing about concealed carry. Doesn't matter if you're 6'2" 300# or 4'10" 95# () it makes no difference. Hope it wouldn't keep you from enjoying a great resource.
Dont get me wrong, ive carried for about 10 years. And of course carry in the woods on top of my hunting rig. But its just different carrying in a public space or urban area vs. Public type areas of woods. Guns are a great equalizer, but if i went public woods id definitely have a partner with me.
I've been called a lot of things in my years. Never an old timer. I guess I can add that to the list.
My best guess is it will still be in the woods.
I dont consider myself an old timer either. But i guess everyone could be an old timer if you are like 12 or something.
A useful piece of tech people could add to the business would be a small tracking device that fits on an arrow and splinters off when you hit a deer. So it can be tracked with your phone's gps system.
I would approve of that because we owe it to our quarry.
There's an idea. I'd get behind that. Kinda shocked it ain't out there yet, now that you brought it up
Yeah. In 10 years That should be affordable and with better marketing. And also--work with an app on your phone, instead of a seperate device.
I have a long list of great ideas that have already came out under someone elses name. Would have never dreamed of the pool noodle though.
I'll be damned
I have no clue where hunting will be in 10-20 years but I hope things change for the better. Hunter recruitment is low, small game hunting is at an all time low, and social media is not helping. Reputable companies are giving money to bikini clad “huntresses” and roided-out guys with no sense of conservation. The general public is obsessed with the personification of animals while at the same time dehumanizing each other. We try to appease the masses by calling our kills “harvests” as if somehow they’ll be more accepting and social media covers up images of hunting as if they’re horrific.
I have hope though. I see grass roots groups being formed that teach conservation and educate people on the traditions of hunting. More women are getting into the outdoors and not just deer hunting. People are taking more interest in Public Lands and legislation is being passed to protect outdoorsmen. So there is hope on the horizon. But it will come from the average hunter and not from the “hunting industry”.
I never thought I'd be one either, but every year I feel more like one!