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Anderson: Hunters with gadgets not shooting game any easier


A recent commentary published in this newspaper’s Sunday Opinion Exchange section headlined “How high tech has killed real hunting” labored to make the case that game species stand little chance against today’s ethically challenged, Special Ops-equipped sportsmen and women.

Particularly targeted were deer hunters, most of whom, the account alleged, are “perched on watchtowers on the forest’s edge, armed with absurdly high-powered rifles with precision scopes and loaded with ammo packing enough velocity to take down an animal at 500 yards. Some guns can launch a hail of bullets as fast as the finger can pull the trigger.”


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