SCT – New Hampshire has adopted some landmark hunting regulations, outlawing new technology that amounts to unfair chase, and I hope other states follow their lead. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department announced Thursday that the use of drones, smart rifles and live-action game cameras while hunting or attempting to take wildlife is now banned.
“We needed to establish rules regarding these fast-changing technologies to make sure that people understand that their use for hunting is not appropriate or ethical,”” said Fish and Game Law Enforcement Major Kevin Jordan. “Use of this equipment violates the principle of fair chase because it gives hunters an unfair advantage over wildlife.””
Is banning hunting with drones a good idea? Probably. The last thing I need is a drone mistaking me for a deer and pumping me full of lead while I’m smelling the daisies in the woods near my house. Hunting should probably be left to actual humans, but the reason this Fish and Game guy gives is beyond ridiculous.
To say that we need to ban drone hunting because using advanced technology to kill animals is not “appropriate or ethical” is the biggest crock of shit I’ve ever heard. If that’s the case then what the hell is a Remington R-15? Do automatic rifles grow from seed in the wild? Was it ethical for Native Americans to hunt with bows and arrows? Newsflash, every single animal we kill, we kill with technology. When’s the last time you saw one of the Duck Dynasty guys tackle a duck and strangle it to death?
I don’t care if you shove a stick of dynamite up a chickens ass and blow it to smithereens as long as you eat the pieces. How you kill something has nothing to do with ethics, it’s why you kill it that decides the morality of your actions. I’m not saying we shouldn’t ban hunting with drones, we should, but just say it scares you, don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining with this “ethics” crap.Facebook: The Real Cape
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Pretty sure the drones are used to find the prey… Not actually shooting the animals with them…
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