|Better than corn, ya'll!|
One of my friend's comments included "What's next, the Dil-Doe?" to "I knew hunting had the same marketing strategies as porn, but I didn't realize it was gay porn."
This pic also sent another typically even-keeled hunting budding into as close as I've heard him come to a tirade about how marketing for instant gratification has gone too far and he can barely stand to look at all these products pushing the idea of chumming animals to your location instead of actually, well, hunting them.
Look, I know there's a long, long gradation of styles in the spectrum of "hunting", from those that think the Timucua were too advanced to those that would happily pay the cost of a Cadillac to punch a keyboard in Miami and pop a elephant on the Serengeti (yes I made that last example up, but its not that far removed from things that have been proposed). Somewhere on that spectrum is where the game laws kick in that have made conservation function, so far. On the legal side of that line we have to make our own judgement calls about what is meaningful and real. Should we constantly push the letter of the law and use all the advantages we can, or should we say the spirit is enough and find our fulfillment there? I posted some of my thoughts topic before. However, there's no doubt it is human nature to tinker and improve.
But these choices do have consequences. Lately I've seen more and more stickers on vehicles with some mix of human bones and hunting iconography, that ubiquitous Bone Collector crap being the best example. I guess if you really think of yourself as some angel of death in your hunting endeavors, sure, whatever gets you off. However, if I find it questionable, who the hell knows what someone unacquainted with hunting thinks, someone who may have thought more favorably of hunting with the right message? You certainly don't have to give a rat's ass what that person thinks, but then again that person may one day have their hand poised to cast a vote that would take hunting away from the bone-wrapped camo crowd. Who knows?
Done now, that soap box was getting rickety and sort of slippery anyhow. I'm sure everyone will agree with me, right? Who's up for something fun and non-controversial? Ice cream? Puppies? Puppies eating ice cream?