Hunting and Technology

As our human population grows there are more and more demands on our limited natural resources. At the same time we keep developing newer and better ways of getting things done that increases our efficiency in the field. Hunting and fishing are not immune. From the latest range finders and global positioning systems (GPS) to the greatest, four-wheel drive, all-terrain-vehicles, there are many ways to use technology in the bush. In my June column for the Alberta Outdoorsmen, I discuss how technology not only helps us enjoy our outdoor activities but also increases the potential to abuse the resources we seek to enjoy.

In the first part of a two-part series, I look at how technology can sometimes be the goal instead of the means to an outdoor trip.

So, what’s wrong with that?


About Don Meredith

I am a writer and biologist living in Alberta, Canada. I wrote a monthly column for the Alberta Outdoorsmen magazine, and have published articles for several other magazines.
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One Response to Hunting and Technology

  1. What a coincidence about a year ago I wrote an article along the same lines. I too think that modern advances have given us great opportunities for those that use it wisely. On the other side of the medal, modern technology can and has ruined the outdoor experience for many hunters and anglers because they fell for the advertising trap, believing that all they need to do is to relay on the gadget to become successful. And then there is the environmental concern that modern technology brings along too that we need to deal with.


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