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?