According to recent news in the area, there are rumors that drones may be used to start putting out GPS for hunters of duck, geese, and deer.
Drones Assisting Hunters?
I caught up with Chris Holste, owner of PerformanceCalls.com, and got his opinion on the subject. As a long time hunter, he is someone I truly respect and look for advice from when I look into stuff like this.
Absolutely never heard that. That’s not true. If it is, it’s news to me. Me and my friends would never take the sport out of it like that.
That’s his take, but I went into a little bit more research to follow up on this story.
Field & Stream did a story on if drones have a place in the hunting and fishing industry. You can read the piece here.
I personally think it’s hogwash. I agree with Chris. If you are out there sport hunting, why would you use something so advanced that takes all the “sport” out of it? It’s bad enough you are out there running around killing defenseless animals (I’m not against hunting, just making light on the situation) as it is, but now you need to add another component to assist you in your quest?
It’s like in Caddyshack, where the technology used in the hated new club member (Rodney Dangerfield’s Character) ends up taking the sport out of a simple golf match!
Now, what is next? Seriously, are we going to make windsock snow goose decoys out of drone material and fly them around to start trying to mate with them in hopes of getting them closer to our hunters? Seriously, it’s just getting out of hand.
I’m all for the hunter who wants to brave the cold, take a few shots of whiskey to stay warm (or fireball or whatever you young bucks are drinking) and start blasting (smartly of course) at the waterfowl that surrounds our beautiful country. I don’t mind it one bit. Go for it, if that’s your thing. But using a drone or something of that nature is like taking Steroids and being allowed to hit baseballs back at pitchers who can get hurt by the blast. It’s just not safe or right. Let the sport be the sport, and quit taking any remnants of sport out of it.
End of rant. That’s today’s technology update from lovely Boston, Mass!