Bagging game on the Internet

Bagging game on the Internet

Summary: I'd heard of online gambling and Internet dating, but this one was new to me: Internet hunting. I read about it in a report that Rhode Island had just banned it.

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I'd heard of online gambling and Internet dating, but this one was new to me: Internet hunting. I read about it in a report that Rhode Island had just banned it. Here's the description from the Government Technology article:

Hunting via the Internet involves signing up on the web site and paying a deposit and fees of more than $1,500 to schedule a session. The hunter then logs on again at an appointed time and watches a feeding station on his computer screen. The animal ordered is present in the area, and when it approaches the food, the hunter uses his mouse to line the animal up in the on-screen crosshairs. A click of the mouse fires the rifle.

Apparently 22 other states have banned it as well and a bill is pending before Congress (HR1558) that would ban it nationwide. Just as well, if you ask me.

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  • Why?

    I don't see where this is any different than wearing silly camo and sitting in the woods to shoot an animal (or a lawyer depending on your position)?
    Furback
    • There is only one really good reason I can think of

      Safety. Watching via a web cam - your peripheral vision as well as anything not in the field of view of teh camera is very limited. You would not as easily see if anything/anyone else might be in your field of fire.
      quietLee