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Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by MeatHunter, Dec 6, 2017.
I saw this on Social media.
MWT is social media.....
LOL! The fact that I saw it on FB made it seem ironic........and good fodder for conversation on here............
Social Media will be a drain on society and people in general! IMO
It's sure not helping hunting. The March to try and force state managers to regulate a state like a individual property is not good for hunting and it's fueled by social media.
It IS a drain but more like a sewer.
Copied and pasted from the above link....and Oh so true
Differences in opinions are nothing new for hunters. I’d be willing to bet that even the pre-settlement Native Americans couldn’t agree on the best wood for making a bow or the most effective arrowhead design. But when communication was limited to face-to-face, or even telephone discussions, those differences were typically handled in a civil manner. Each side would share their opinion and, in most cases, no one would change their mind. But at the end of the day, everyone remained friends.
Unfortunately, social media has changed the way we handle those differences. Maybe it’s because we only see a name and a profile image on the other side of the conversation, rather than a human being and fellow hunter. Whatever the reason, we often say things to one another on social media we wouldn't dare say in person. If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes on any of Facebook’s thousands of hunting pages or groups, you’ve undoubtedly witnessed it first-hand. See if this rings a bell — someone shoots a record-class buck and baseless poaching accusations immediately start flying. Someone shoots a small buck and he/she is shamed by more experienced hunters. Or, maybe it’s a hunter using one type of equipment being criticized by someone who uses something else. The list goes on.
Depends how thick/thin your skin is......
If everyone just did things the way I think they should, I would have no need to critisize them... Pretty simple really.
the typed words don't share feelings or inflections.....they can be taken a different way than initially intended. Now some are pretty clear messages.
Besides CWD or the eradication of the herd to prevent CWD will be the death of hunting, and crossbow
"See if this rings a bell — someone shoots a record-class buck and baseless poaching accusations immediately start flying."
Back in the 80's guy shot a world class non-typical with his bow. At the Kansas Bowhunters Banquet I heard the story of how it happened. In short, he was in his stand, another guy came in after sunup and while walking to his stand, jumped the buck, which then stopped 20 yards from the shooters stand. I went and shook the guys hand. Others were bad mouthing him for being lucky and selling it to a big box store. But back then it did not go any further then word of mouth.
now days it will be all over with accusations
I don' think "social media" will be the death of hunting. But it seems to do more harm then good when not used properly.
I do not have Facebook or any other social media accounts. This is the only hunting forum I view and post on. My wife says it' my "hunting Facebook". I say no way!
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but sort of agree with your wife, there's just about as much silly drama on this forum, as I see on FB.
Hard to hide "honey holes".
I think social media allows people to interact easily all while behind a keyboard,downfall of that is there are a lot of *******s out there ha,Other than the occasional A-hole it really isn't a bad thing persay.I will say my fondest memories though,came in the 90s when I couldn't wait for the stack of hunting magazines to arrive,or getting a new copy of some knight and hale or primos hunting video back in the day when 110" 8pts were considered trophies in my part of the country.Just shooting any deer got you shaking like a tree in a hurricane back in those days,that was hunting camp back then.Heck even the early 2000s wasn't bad,I miss real deer camps.Whiskey drinking,poker playin,dance club visiting,yearling doe shootin,don't bring the wives or kids type clubs,nobody speaks of deer camp type clubs lol.Todays world isn't so bad though,I like spending time with the family and having some aunt I don't even know commenting on every picture on Facebook.Ahhh technology,now we can't escape the family we don't claim
I'll tweet how I feel about this subject,that's how we Americans do business
I miss those days too. My body doesn't but I do.
Got to agree when bunch of MWT Members were going to Stone Creek in the Off Season to me it was far more fun than anything else I could do. My wife would complain oh all you want to do is set around and Party instead of hunting So!
They would have more fun with the Big Grin there.
The Big Grin couldn't run their critters.