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Camera Gun Would Let Hunters Get Killer Wildlife Shots

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the humane-hunter dept.

Idle 263

Zothecula writes "Not too long ago, brothers Randy and Michael Gregg were out on a hunting expedition. It was the day after deer season had ended, yet they spied a handsome animal bedded down in the snow. Not wanting to pass up an opportunity, they silently crept up on their quarry, raised their rifle, lined the deer up in the crosshairs ... and then took a picture through the scope with a mobile phone. That photo provided all the proof they needed that they had successfully stalked their prey, without bringing home an illegally-obtained carcass. It also inspired them to create the Kill Shot — a replica hunting rifle, that takes pictures instead of firing bullets." The Kill Shot isn't just for hunters. Think of how great this would be at sporting events or family reunions!

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Too bad these are so new. (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343641)


It's too bad they didn't have these in 1963. It would have been nice to have a close-up of Kennedy's awesome hair.

Re:Too bad these are so new. (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39343699)

Yeah. And I suppose we'd have 20 photos, then? All from different angles?

Re:Too bad these are so new. (1, Funny)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344045)

Hell, since 2003, you can use 'em to get a close up of that SWAT team in your yard...

Re:Too bad these are so new. (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344463)

And in order to be merciful towards the shooters and save their conscience, four of them would be handed out expired films.

Re:Too bad these are so new. (5, Insightful)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343809)

From multiple angles too...

Seriously even I think this is tasteless and only going to get more so before we are done.

Re:Too bad these are so new. (4, Funny)

ViperOrel (1286864) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343891)

I want a SLR shaped gun to go with my gun shaped SLR... Soon as someone says to take the shot, spectacular confusion ensues :D

tasteless jokes on my slashdot? (2)

jguevin (453329) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343963)

Too soon, man, too soon.

Re:tasteless jokes on my slashdot? (1)

wickedskaman (1105337) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344289)

Actually, it's too late...

Re:Too bad these are so new. (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343969)

Maybe not in 1963- but I could have sworn I saw one on a TV show back in the early 1990s. Northern Exposure had an entire episode with a former hunter who to please his environmentally conscious girlfriend, had put a sportsman stock on a 35 mm camera to go bear hunting with.

Re:Too bad these are so new. (3, Informative)

squidflakes (905524) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344173)

Yep, those have been readily available for quite a while. Wild-life photographers like the stock holders because they make working with a very long lens a much simpler affair. They also help with providing a more stable base so you get less blur and thus can use a slower shutter speed at very long focal distances.

Re:Too bad these are so new. (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344649)

Me, I like tripods. Never have seen anyone put a long lens on a gun stock. Unless you had a smallish lens, the gunstock would be overwhelmed by the lens. If you've got a smallish lens, then I'd just handhold it like I'm supposed to.

If you were going to put the gunstock on a bipod or rest, then you might as well use a tripod.

Re:Too bad these are so new. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344513)

A friend of mine back in the '70s had a plastic gun camera.
After 30 seconds of GoogleFu, here is is: http://mbarel.webring.com/ranger.html

Problematic (5, Insightful)

DakotaSmith (937647) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343687)

I think a replica rifle is liable to cause some consternation at your average sporting event.

Re:Problematic (4, Informative)

sunderland56 (621843) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343721)

I think a replica rifle is liable to cause some consternation at your average sporting event.

Or your average airport - don't take one on holidays with you.

Re:Problematic (4, Funny)

durrr (1316311) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343777)

Just wait till you hear about someone shooting cops with this.

Re:Problematic (4, Funny)

sunderland56 (621843) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343807)

Just wait until your wife sees you taking a picture of your mother-in-law with one.

Re:Problematic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344403)

What do you mean? This isn't the camera.

Re:Problematic (5, Insightful)

operagost (62405) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344063)

+5, Clever. What's more dangerous to police: firearms, or cameras?

Re:Problematic (1)

gral (697468) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344565)

Or to a college or high school near you.

Re:Problematic (1)

PlatyPaul (690601) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343789)

At least they point out the potential use for training hunters (in TFA). Otherwise, why bother with this instead of an SLR?

Re:Problematic (1)

bandy (99800) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343927)

I used a rifle stock mount for a camera at a baseball game and no-one in the stadium raised a fuss.

Re:Problematic (1)

Beardo the Bearded (321478) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344281)

Well yeah, it was a baseball game. Everyone was either drunk or not there.

Re:Problematic (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343985)

Or if you are using it out of hunting season.

Re:Problematic (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344441)

...but right at home at family reunions.

oblig... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39343715)

What could possibly go wrong?

Not new (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39343717)

People have been making DIY versions of cameras mounted on rifle stocks for decades. I had an 8th grade teacher that gave up bullets in favor of film.

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Re:Not new (4, Interesting)

durrr (1316311) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343801)

Why not combine the best of both worlds? A rifle that first shoots a bullet and a photograph a split second later.

Re:Not new (1)

countach74 (2484150) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344601)

Probably better to reverse the order on that. :)

Re:Not new (1)

lessthan (977374) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343889)

Plus, you can buy a good pair of binoculars with a camera embedded in them, so why would you want a set that looks like a rifle?

Re:Not new (2)

Verdatum (1257828) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344017)

It's easier to steady the shot with a rifle mount; for taking shots with a high zoom telephoto lens.

useful everywhere (1)

dittbub (2425592) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343731)

Are these allowed in stripper bars?

And just think... (4, Insightful)

NecroPuppy (222648) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343741)

Police will be called out to those events because "there's someone with a gun!" Family reunion becomes a family bloodbath.

Re:And just think... (1)

gknoy (899301) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343785)

Exactly. While it's moderately cool to think, "oh hey rifle for pictures", someone didn't think through the ramifications.

Why does it need a barrel? Attach the optics to the scope, and have just the stock and the scope. That's a lot more clear that it's not a hunting weapon.

Re:And just think... (1)

demonlapin (527802) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344181)

You know, some family reunions are pretty cool about guns.

Just beware of the potential misunderstandings (4, Interesting)

Resol (950137) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343763)

My aunt and uncle are avid bird watchers in Canada. My uncle built up a spotting scope on a rifle stock that he uses up there all the time. He brought it down here to SoCal and was out at the edge of a lagoon looking at shore birds when all of a sudden a number of police cars showed up, lights flashing, and the officers jumped out and drew their service pistols. Seems a number of folks had reported a lunatic (I'm not dismissing that assessment) with a gun out in the lagoon. Luckily they didn't shoot my uncle, but instead had a bit of a chuckle about the whole thing with the ultimate suggestion that his selection of bird watching paraphernalia could be better ;-) Relatives!

Re:Just beware of the potential misunderstandings (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39343875)

Did they give him a ticket or something?

Re:Just beware of the potential misunderstandings (4, Insightful)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344001)

Sounds more like evidence that the US needs to sit down, shut up, and take a chill pill. Just mellow out.

Re:Just beware of the potential misunderstandings (1)

operagost (62405) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344091)

It's California. They need illegal narcotics to to do that.

Re:Just beware of the potential misunderstandings (1)

sjames (1099) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344119)

If only I had mod points! YES. We are well past needing to chill out and stop responding to every sneeze with a paramilitary assault unit.

Note to cops everywhere. NO, it doesn't make you look badass, it make you look like armed and dangerous lunatics who need to grow up.

Re:Just beware of the potential misunderstandings (1)

Baloroth (2370816) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344169)

Sounds more like evidence that the US needs to sit down, shut up, and take a chill pill. Just mellow out.

His story was about California, not the US.

I'm only partly joking: California is insanely paranoid about guns, far more than most parts of the US.

Re:Just beware of the potential misunderstandings (1)

myth24601 (893486) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344323)

I think it may be bad everywhere. A college campus in NC got locked down because someone saw a man walking with an umbrella slung over his shoulder and reported a "man with an assault rifle" to police. Buildings evacuated and dozens of officers from who knows where went on a man hunt.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10387437/ [wral.com]

Re:Just beware of the potential misunderstandings (2)

tomhath (637240) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344257)

Where I live (rural Appalachia) it's quite common to see a person walking around with a gun whether it's hunting season or not (although offhand I can't think of any time during the year when it isn't open season on something, woodchucks if nothing else). Many times I've stopped to chat with the person even if I don't know him.

Bad Idea (2)

DaMattster (977781) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343791)

Given the current political climate, this is a good idea gone incredibly wrong. If you come too close to law enforcement with something resembling a rifle, be prepared to be in a very sticky situation. These days even "toy" guns can get you in a ton of trouble. Cops' trigger fingers seem even itchier than ever.

Re:Bad Idea (2)

mvar (1386987) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343861)

- Excuse me Officer, can i take a photo of you in your car?

/smiles while preparing the rifle

'Kill shot' cameras (-1)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343797)

I guess I'm old fashioned when I say that one should only kill another animal if it is wounded and will die (mercy killing), if it has been wounded and will not heal well enough to serve it's job (ie, a gimp horse), or for food. Now we have people running around with cameras on their guns proving how manly they are killing creatures for their own pleasure. How utterly wasteful...

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39343869)

Didn't even read the summary?

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344485)

Nope. Headline -> outrage.

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (4, Informative)

ClintJCL (264898) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343923)

Actually, deer collisions kill hundreds and injure 10s of 1000s every year. They multiply, have fewer predators in more populated areas, eat up all the food, get malnourished, wander to new places looking for food, and cause accidents. They absolutely must be thinned out, and there's no reason anyone who shoots a deer can't eat it. (They should. Venison chili is delicious, and no corporate growth hormones.)

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (0, Troll)

DogDude (805747) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344037)

That doesn't change the fact that there's something wrong with a person who enjoys killing other living things. Of course, it's necessary, but the enjoyment of the task indicates some serious mental problems.

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344097)

That doesn't change the fact that there's something wrong with a person who enjoys killing other living things. Of course, it's necessary, but the enjoyment of the task indicates some serious mental problems.

So, you're saying all those people that LOVE to go out, and enjoy fishing are mental too? I mean,that's killing other living things too....usually not even fast either, throwing them to flop around on ice in a chest till they die slowly...

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (2, Informative)

ClintJCL (264898) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344111)

Huh? It's a mental problem to enjoy doing what is necessary? Is it a mental problem to enjoy going to work? Is it a mental problem to enjoy drinking water? It's called living. And no, it's not a mental problem. Not by any professional classification. Just your own emotionalism. Of course, with "dog" in your username, you are incapable of objective thought with animals. Well-demonstrated by your bigoted comments.

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344123)

Most hunters would say that it's the excitement of the hunt, not the actual killing.

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (5, Informative)

holmedog (1130941) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344207)

I get so sick of this sentiment. I am a hunter. I know many, many people who hunt. You don't hunt for the pleasure of killing - you hunt for the "thrill of the hunt". It's a base desire to be a predator. And, yes, part of that fulfillment is when you squeeze the trigger or release the arrow. But, that moment is celebrated for the completion of the hunt - not the act of killing.

To put this in perspective, a common part of hunting is "finishing the kill". This is where you have mortally wounded the animal (eg, a lung shot to a deer), but it is bleeding out still and not entirely dead. Once all threat of the animal getting up and injuring the hunter is removed the hunter will use a knife to quickly finish the kill. I don't know anyone who enjoys this - and that's the actual moment the animal dies. It makes you feel weird having to do it. I can't really express the emotion well with written words, but it's definitely not a good feeling.

TLDR; Hunters are in it for the rush of the hunt, not the actual kill.

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (1)

thePowerOfGrayskull (905905) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344519)

So what you're saying is that you're supposed to feel a specific way when killing out of necessity; and if you don't feel that specific way it's a clear indication of mental problems?

Moving right along...

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (2)

Whorhay (1319089) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344145)

I think you missed the entire point of the article/summary. The Kill Shot camera is not about actually taking photos of animals you are going to actually kill. It's a camera disguised as a rifle used to take pictures of an animal you stalked well enough that you could have killed. It's basically a modern take on "counting coup". I imagine that it could cause stress in the animal being stalked if it were aware of the "hunter" but this can't get much further from pleasure killings/sport hunting.

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (2)

Anonymous Freak (16973) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344291)

Yeah, I'm not big on hunting - largely because I think hunting for "sport" is stupid, if I hunt, I'll hunt because I want to eat what I caught. Considering I have yet to find a place to hunt Angus Beef Stock, and Elk tastes like crap, I won't be hunting anytime soon.

But *THIS* is interesting. I enjoy target shooting, and this would be an activity the difficulty of hunting, without worrying about having to haul/clean/eat something I have no interest in eating.

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (1)

sjames (1099) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344153)

Urm, no. We now have people running around taking your advice with cameras mounted on fake guns to get all of the sport with none of the killing.

Re:'Kill shot' cameras (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344611)

Are you saying that only a photoshop horse can get anything done?

Catch and Release Hunting (1)

jslarve (1193417) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343803)

That's pretty neat, really.

Russians did it before these guys (3, Informative)

lemur3 (997863) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343831)

http://www.cryptomuseum.com/covert/sniper/index.htm [cryptomuseum.com]

Hooray for the russians!!

The Photo Sniper was initially made for the Russian market. The text on the camera body, on the pistol grip and on the container was in Russian. ÐÐzÐÐz ÐÐÐÐ(TM)ÐYÐÐ means FOTO SNAIPER (Photo Sniper). The container was usually painted in the typical Russian grey hammerite colour.

Re:Russians did it before these guys (2)

billlava (1270394) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343945)

The Photo Sniper was initially made for the Russian market. The text on the camera body, on the pistol grip and on the container was in Russian. ÐÐzÐÐz ÐÐÐÐ(TM)ÐYÐÐ means FOTO SNAIPER (Photo Sniper). The container was usually painted in the typical Russian grey hammerite colour.

Does Slashdot STILL not properly render unicode text? I recognize those characters as being Russian characters in UTF-8 being rendered as Latin-1. Shame on Slashdot! ?

Re:Russians did it before these guys (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344121)

Does Slashdot STILL not properly render unicode text? I recognize those characters as being Russian characters in UTF-8 being rendered as Latin-1. Shame on Slashdot! ?

Well, to be fair, this is Slashdot, a US based and US centric website.

Not a lot of call for needing to print Russian or other foreign characters around here....

Re:Russians did it before these guys (2)

gknoy (899301) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344557)

Yes, but on a site that claims to be for nerds, you'd think that the pursuit of technical excellence in rendering text might be something people cared about -- after all, not all nerds are US nerds.

Specific Solution for Specific Situation (1)

wandazulu (265281) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343881)

I'll bet that the brothers did not consider this for anything other than for the game hunter, where it would not be out of place. Any other situation and I'd guess they'd say "uh, why not just use a regular camera?"

Just get a muzzle loader (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343903)

Much longer season. Problem solved!

In CA there is such a hunter shortage I can get 6 tags a year. (2 early season primitive, 2 rifle, 2 late season primitive.)

It's not exactly a new idea. (1)

bandy (99800) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343911)

Imagine getting a photo of a politician with this camera: http://www.novacon.com.br/odditycameras/mamiyapc.htm [novacon.com.br] Or going to a (US) National Park with one of these: http://fedka.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=610&osCsid=726706c7db885cd7ea53125689e0e62e [fedka.com]

for training hunters? (1)

Cyrus20 (1345311) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343935)

I always thought the target range was where you trained. I do not see how taking a picture of my target is more helpful than knowing how the gun feels when it actually goes off recoils etc ...

Re:for training hunters? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344219)

Two separate skills:

    1. Firing accurately
    2. Getting in range of the target in the first place.

As a photographer, putting lead into a critter I don't intend to eat holds no interest to me. But I can tell you that getting close enough to photograph its whiskers (without using bait) is a challenge.

Of course, as a photographer I have to question using a tiny sensor [high signal noise/ low sensor speed] and a rather small objective lens [reduced light input] to take photographs from rifle distance. There's a reason why pro photographers carry big lenses. Oh, and even with a rifle stock, you'll want to build in some kind of motion-compensation or at least use a tripod. With a rifle, you can still hit a distant target even if your hand shakes on a time scale of a half a second or so, you just have to time your squeezing of the trigger. Taking a picture requires holding the lens absolutely steady throughout the exposure time.

Re:for training hunters? (1)

Whorhay (1319089) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344247)

Not all hunting is about sitting in a blind or tree stand until a prey animal approaches. This device could be used as an aid in training stalking techniques, which is where the hunter goes out and tracks down the prey on foot. If you've studied up on sniper training you'd likely note that stalking a target is often the most difficult skill to learn and implement properly.

Does it come with an extra sock? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39343967)

Does it come with an extra sock? Y'know, to stuff down the front of the owner's pants - would fill in about half the need for "sport hunting" right there.

For a bonus, it could come with a jar of chloroform and a bottle of Frothy Mix brand lube, to cover most of the OTHER half of the need...

This thing (2)

kryliss (72493) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343975)

Needs to be painted bright, NERF yellow and orange to have at least a chance of not getting shot at by a trigger happy cop. Why does it even need a barrel if it's not shooting a bullet? I can understand the stock, trigger and scope part.

Caveat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39343987)

Regardless of your good intentions, this may eventually get you charged with poaching.

I like it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39343993)

I love insects and spiders, and have always been fascinated by them. When I was young, I had a colossal bug collection which I meticulously caught, killed, dried and pinned in display cases. I now have case upon case of dry-rotting insects that were once beautiful and that I even felt a bit guilty about killing (I love spiders too much to kill them, even just one for a collection). At the time, I didn't realize how rare some of them were and in fact there are some silver-spot butterflies in there that I have never seen other than the one specimen I caught.

In retrospect, I wish my parents had given me a camera and told me to go photograph them so that I wouldn't have to kill the specimen and could keep the picture forever. In cases where population control isn't the issue and they don't particularly like the meat, I could see hobby hunters getting into photography instead!

Re:I like it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344371)

You just reminded me of the time I was a kid. I was in the back yard and saw a butterfly that looked like an Autumn leaf. I know it wasn't a leaf because I saw it fly, saw the antennae and everything. It was a marvel of camouflage but very colorful at the same time. It had all kinds of deep red, orange, and brown "spots" (irregular areas) and irregular wings that were leaf-like. I had never seen one before, and have never seen one since. This was in Virginia.

I had no camera, and no desire to kill it since I wasn't into collecting insects. I do admit that I might have had a couple butterfly specimens; but they were store bought.

Just last year I was at a spot in Northern California known more for rare flowers than birds. I saw a bird come out of the underbrush. It was walking like a duck or a chicken, and it had the most spectacular colors on its head. It had a beak like a puffin. I did have a camera; but it was too shy for me to get a clean shot. I went crazy for a few hours later that night pouring over bird ID sites on the web, putting in all the criteria.

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Nothing looked anything like it; but all I have now is a faded memory and the knowledge that something special might be out there.

People are always looking for bigfoot and the loch ness monster; but there might be less spectacular cryptids or unkown species in your own back yard. It's not that long ago that an antelope, a rather large mammal to not be documented, was discovered in Vietnam.

Bad tool (1)

Hentes (2461350) | more than 2 years ago | (#39343997)

Wildlife photography [bbc.co.uk] is not a new thing, but this is a shitty tool for it.

But digital Phots still leave me hungry.... (2)

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344003)

and they don't taste as good either.

Re:But digital Phots still leave me hungry.... (1)

Surt (22457) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344675)

There are cake makers who can print your digital images as frosting. Tasty!

Long ago in a life far far away (2)

Tynin (634655) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344011)

As a kid, I would go on hunting trips with my dad, almost every summer. During one of our trips, I was maybe 8, I asked him if they made such a camera, and he thought nothing of it, said no they didn't, and why bother since you can just get a real camera. He then quip that whenever he would carry just a camera he would see more wildlife then when carrying a rifle. It never dawned on me later in life (actually, I had forgotten the event until just reading this article) that it might actually have a market.

Now, take it to the next level. Have these camera gun's all get wifi and can do video (not just freeze frame pictures), and all connect to a central server. Then as "shots" occur, the server has them time stamped, and can do inspection on the images to see where the shot would have landed, and if it would have counted as a kill shot. Then just have the handle of the gun shake if it registers that you have been killed. Afterwards the server could take the feeds from the camera's and give a kill shot run through, perhaps using some video from some of the players who didn't have shaky hands or whatever heuristics you wanted to make... and ta da! You now have The Worlds Most Expensive Laser Tag game with extra video goodness!

Re:Long ago in a life far far away (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344483)

> Now, take it to the next level. Have these camera gun's all get wifi and can do video (not just freeze frame pictures), and all connect to a central server. Then as "shots" occur, the server has them time stamped, and can do inspection on the images to see where the shot would have landed, and if it would have counted as a kill shot.

I think I saw that ride at Disneyland.

Should've patented it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344023)

I had this idea back in high school. Guess I should've patented it then.
But I also realized then that hunters want more than the experience leading up to killing; they really want the killing itself...

Knowing the American fondness for killing (0)

jwijnands (2313022) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344067)

Defenceless animals.. I sincerely doubt this will ever catch on.

Re:Knowing the American fondness for killing (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344165)

Defenceless animals.. I sincerely doubt this will ever catch on.

So, you think everyone should be a vegan or something?

Re:Knowing the American fondness for killing (0)

jwijnands (2313022) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344311)

No... There's a difference between that and organised slaughter, sorry, hunting season.

Re:Knowing the American fondness for killing (2)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344517)

So, processing farm grown meat is *not* defenseless slaughter? What, do they give the cows a fighting chance in your country?

Re:Knowing the American fondness for killing (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344537)

Ah, so you prefer the disorganized slaughter of deer getting killed by cars instead?

Re:Knowing the American fondness for killing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344357)

Actually, a lot of the problem is due to over crowding and growing suburbs. A large forest near our house needed to be thinned out because of the over population of deer was getting significantly out of hand. Game hunters were allowed to come in and thin the heard and some of the deer meat was donated to local homeless shelters.

Lot's of great uses. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344095)

I can think of lots of great uses for this. Personally I plan to use mine to take pictures of the President next time he's in town.

What could go wrong?

Re:Lot's of great uses. (2)

g0bshiTe (596213) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344301)

I would've said that, but I don't have the balls to post that even as AC, even with and IP that's NP to trace.

Direct sighting is only 1/2 the story (2, Interesting)

GoodNewsJimDotCom (2244874) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344099)

Part of the fun of hunting is physics in action. You have a possibly moving prey X meters away. You need to know the wind, hold the gun steady, lead the prey, and know the drop of a bullet. If you just take a picture, that could be a complete miss from bullet drop. If you just take a picture, you could have missed with a bullet because the prey was moving.

Regulated hunting is good because it keeps the animals from overtaking the environment and being pests as most of the natural predators are gone.

Re:Direct sighting is only 1/2 the story (1)

PeanutButterBreath (1224570) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344373)

Part of the fun of hunting is physics in action. You have a possibly moving prey X meters away. You need to know the wind, hold the gun steady, lead the prey, and know the drop of a bullet. If you just take a picture, that could be a complete miss from bullet drop. If you just take a picture, you could have missed with a bullet because the prey was moving.

So it sounds like what is needed is a more sophisitcated instrument that will only capture a well framed photo of the animal if you aim your shot appropriately, according to the measured physical and environmental factors that would guide a well-aimed bullet.

Misses the point (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344175)

Replace the trigger with a shutter button and you miss the physical kick of the gun, etc.

Hmmm... not so new... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344183)

http://countzero.com/html/albums/GunStockCamera/Gun_Stock_Camera.sized.jpg For an AR15 mount. I've seen the BushHawk advertised for years now. It is basically the same concept... but the stock makes it easier to hold the camera steady, and the triggering mechanism is down there, too: http://www.bushhawk.com/bushhawk/bushhawk-shoulder-mounts.

Another use (1)

g0bshiTe (596213) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344293)

Think of how great this would be at sporting events or family reunions!

And speeches, don't forget those. I'm sure no alarms would go off using it there.

Re:Another use (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344533)

Ja, I was going to say.. try it at the GOP tour stops! :P

A good weapon... (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344343)

...for hunting the most dangerous game >:)

Did they get a picture of the Mountain lion? (1)

cod3r_ (2031620) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344361)

That was stalking them?

Un-American (1)

Any Web Loco (555458) | more than 2 years ago | (#39344465)

Mod me all to hell but this just seems Un-American (disclaimer: I am not American)

Wow, this is perfect! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344619)

Just think, you can get great pictures from the back of the audience at a presidential inauguration

How long? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39344673)

How long before the police arrest some idiot taking pictures of people that way?

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