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July 25, 2007

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Hunting Vs. Video Games

One of the duties of older generations is to deplore younger generations, so in line with that, permit me to point out that any kid brought up with his or her nose stuck in a video game for hours on end is going to make a terrible hunter. Here's why.

  • Video games take place on a small screen. Hunters are often required to keep an eye on huge chunks of real estate, often at a great distance.
  • Video games give you feedback instantaneously. Ma Nature gives you feedback over many hours, or days, or sometimes never.
  • Video games can be manipulated by the gamesman. Nature can't.
  • Video games are played indoors, where you are not hot or cold, and require no physical effort. Hunters are almost always hot or cold, and often exert a great deal of physical effort.
  • Video games require no actual courage. Hunting sometimes does.
  • Video games are not real. Hunting is as real as life and death.

I'm glad I was born when I was.

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Tommy



The 1st-century BC sculpture 'The Reclining Hermaphrodite', in the Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo Alle Terme in RomeA hermaphrodite is an organism that possesses both male and female sex organs during its life.[1] In many species, hermaphroditism is a common part of the life-cycle, particularly in some asexual animals and some plants. Hermaphroditism is sometimes considered sexual reproduction, not asexual reproduction. Generally, hermaphroditism occurs in the invertebrates, although it occurs in a fair number of fish, and to a lesser degree in other vertebrates. On very rare occasions, such a hermaphrodite can even impregnate itself, but this will result in complications, such as the offspring having identical DNA to its parent. See Simultaneous Hermaphrodites below.

Historically the term hermaphrodite has also been used to describe ambiguous genitalia and gonadal mosaicism in individuals of unisexual species, especially human beings. The broader term intersex is often used and is preferred by many such individuals and medical professionals However, some of these people do not like the connotations and misunderstanding of the word "intersexed" and thus prefer to use hermaphrodite instead

woodsgurl4evr

Im 13 and a girl and i love to play my ps2.But I love it in the woods hunting and considering I've dropped some deer and used my skills as a good hunter doing it i think its proof that although video games for sure dont help they dont effect youth hunting very much.Not every kid or teenager is a fancy city kid.

woodsgurl4evr

Oh yeah maybe i should add that im only a total hick and proud of it because i live back in the sticks.I guess other kids that live in the city probably have a harder time finding woods when all i have to do is step off my back porch.

Dr. Ralph

woodsgurl4evr I need to hook you up with alabamahunter. He's 14 and on this blog a lot...

woodsgurl4evr

alabamahunter eh? what exactly are you implying

Clay Cooper

woodsgurl4evr

YOUNG LADY!

My Daughter knows that term, and she will tell you that you don’t want to go there.

woodsgurl4evr

Im sorry but uh....im not gonna worry about.I dont like guys much i mean i do but im a total tom boy and dont care much about that kinda of stuff.I got better things to do like make sure my doe tag application is in on time and that i have my bear tags before the season starts.

Fred Harrington

Maybe you all are forgetting that our own special forces use video games, paintballing, and airsofting for training.

Tommy

Dr. Ralph,

Why credit me with tht garbage.

You have quite a fixation on hermaphrodites. You talk of them on several different blogs. You are also cruel.

I would say you are no doctor.
A doctor would not throw around hatred an insults as you do. Especially not as easily as you do. A doctor would not kill as easily as you either.

If you are indeed a doctor - I would suggest you re-read that oath on your wall. You have lost your way.

Tommy

A doctor - putting words into other people's mouths - what a freaking coward.

Tommy

Can a man of your supposed intellect not debate more effectively? Have you forgotten the #1 rule of debate? Change the subject - lose the debate.

Are you insinuating that I am a woman? Would you like to meet me?

Coward.

I tell you what. If you are a doctor - you have money. Fly to Raleigh Durham Airport and if I am a woman I will pay for your ticket. This blog is a record of that oral agreement. Now lets see where your intellect resides.

Coward.

Tommy

Woodsgurl4ever,

Do not let these ''men'' discourage you. They simply must put others down, when they are losing a debate, to inflate their egos. And I see no reason for them to have done this to you.

Tommy

Come on you coward - where does your courage lie?

Meet me and call me a hermaphrodite. I will change you mind quickly.

Dr. Ralph is a nazi coward. He is a holistic healer and loves asexual reproduction. The man know no courage and hold no knowledge.

Tommy

Dr. Ralph where do you practice?
What is your field?
What is your age?
Why do you love hermaphrodites?
When was your first homosexual experience?
Why do you think no woman could ever take you into her bed?

Coward.

Tommy

Dr. Ralph, the ''hermaphrodite boy'' has asked you some questions. Your insults have had no effect on me. Do you have enough money to come to Raleigh Dr. Ralph? If you are so intelligent, and you are so sure I am a woman, why not come to Raleigh - Dr. Ralph - are you blushing. I think you are scared.
Come on Dr. Ralphie - Don;t you want to come see me?

I think we will see you soon on that show where ''men'' are busted trying to have sex via the internet with children you pedifile!

Tommy

drralph,

Can a man of your supposed intellect not debate more effectively? Have you forgotten the #1 rule of debate? Change the subject - lose the debate.

Are you insinuating that I am a woman? Would you like to meet me?

Coward.

I tell you what. If you are a doctor - you have money. Fly to Raleigh Durham Airport and if I am a woman I will pay for your ticket. This blog is a record of that oral agreement. Now lets see where your intellect resides.

Coward.

Tommy

Sorry, I was an abused child.....

Tommy

p.s.
Tommy likes "oral agreements".

devil_dog

Please, for all self-righteous blog abusers, take your petty issues elsewhere and leave this space for those of us who want to discuss the topics at hand.

In what little time I have to relax and enjoy being outdoors, or reading about the outdoors, I don't want to deal with this kind of thing.

Errrr

woodsgurl4evr

Wow do i feel some tension in here.Calm down fellas!And tommy your very cool from a teens perspective and with most the people on here i suppose thats the best word here.You dont have to prove to Dr.Fake nothin and i do belive that devil_dog is rite we are gettin kinda off track here.Shall you all chill out most people on here are just (like we've all heard)feeding their ego.And as far as im concerned if it takes a speech from a 13 year old girl(although i am great....just a joke there)to make u people cool down- some of you need to get a reality check and shrink your heads.

woodsgurl4evr

And for the record....i honestly dont care wut people think about me.And im not afraid to show that i have a big mouth cuz i do and thats more than some spineless punks can say.So as my man Toby Keith says-"hate me if you want to love me if you can"

woodsgurl4evr

And for the record....i honestly dont care wut people think about me.And im not afraid to show that i have a big mouth cuz i do and thats more than some spineless punks can say.So as my man Toby Keith says-"hate me if you want to love me if you can"

Brad Johnson

Yes some of these generalities are true, HOWEVER, several "hunting style" video games expertly prepared my 10 year old son for his first hunt(along with some quality instruction from his old man).
He took three shots, we gutted two deer and one javelina. Don't forget our soldiers train with them too.
Keep up the good work!

forestbowman

Never got my fingures frozen while playing a video game...




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