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    • Steve Capps
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      Was just on FB and it seems like every other post was from somebodys treestand. “Is this a shooter? ” “which mechanical broadhead should I use?” “What do you think he scores?” Who cares? Put your iphone away and hunt!

    • paleoman
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      BING-F’in-O! I have to have one for work, and yes they are handy for pics and lots more, but I made a conscious decision to go back to a dumb phone. For me, a smartphone was mainly a distraction from doing real stuff. I guess I’m a trad phone guy too:lol: Each to his own.

    • Steve Capps
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      I guess what concerns me the most is the endless proliferation of technology. I saw a pic of one guy’s hunting bow that has 3 cameras mounted on it. One of the was on a massive swingarm aimed at the shooter. The entry was captioned “All set up to kill my first buck.” I assume if he ever does he already has a timeslot booked on the outdoor channel.

    • Stephen Graf
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      I hate to state the obvious, but if you didn’t fool with facebook, you wouldn’t have to worry about it 🙄

      I have to admit, I don’t know what I am talking about as I have never looked at facebook, never watched a reality TV show, and don’t own a smart-ass phone.

      Ignorance is bliss 😳

    • Steve Capps
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      Yeah I agree but FB is the only way my kids want to communicate now that they’re on their own. The posts are actually on one of the more popular archery sites that i follow on FB. The fact that so many of those posting appear to be more concerned with what their audience thinks of their gear than are concerned with respect for their quarry is what I’m talking about, i.e. “shwacked one tonite. ” Many posts contain admissions of behavior which we might considera unethical “shwacked a management doe at 70 yards”. (This one was the caption for a pic of a bloodsoaked fawn.) Then there is the parade of pro staffers plugging merchandise.

      Bowhunting used to be about the challenge. Guess I’m just worried about the direction its headed.

    • RalphRalph
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      I enjoy my smart-ass phone. I just choose not to hunt with it.:D

      It hunts with me but it becomes a camera and possibly (hopefully if bad happens) an emergency self preservation device.

      I agree that all the BS that goes on with phones, tablets and such when people are hunting is that, BS.

    • Col MikeCol Mike
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      My new favorite bumper sticker

      “Get your head out of your App’s” :D:D

    • RalphRalph
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      I like that “apptitude”. :D:D

    • paleoman
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      colmike wrote: My new favorite bumper sticker

      “Get your head out of your App’s” :D:D

      Love it! This came straight out of my cranium with that inspiration – Texting and Driving is no Appcident. You know better”!

    • RalphRalph
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      Oh no, no more “an ‘app’le a day keeps the doctor away”.

      We still have bananas…………

    • Mark Turton
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      May be its a lack of character or confidence that means FB users are looking for approval in this instance. What happens when they are told they have the wrong broadheads?

      Its a form of communication that I don’t care for I believe it to be corrosive and Ive seen the harm it can do to vulnerable people.

      However, it is how my mother stays in touch with grand-kids and great-grand kids.

      Mark.

    • Patrick
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      The social networking sites allow you to connect with more people than you would otherwise connect with…this includes forums such as this. The more people you connect with, the more idiots you connect with (the more good people you connect with too, but that’s beside the point of this conversation). Just a fact.

      My son is duck hunting this morning with a buddy of his, and he sent me a photo of his first duck…ever. Technology CAN be a good thing

    • drew4fur
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      Patrick wrote: The social networking sites allow you to connect with more people than you would otherwise connect with…this includes forums such as this. The more people you connect with, the more idiots you connect with (the more good people you connect with too, but that’s beside the point of this conversation). Just a fact.

      My son is duck hunting this morning with a buddy of his, and he sent me a photo of his first duck…ever. Technology CAN be a good thing

      Many have commented on moderation, from ancient Greek philosophers to Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde. Facebook is a new thing just like smartphones, people haven’t had enough time to develop a sense of discretion when using these things. In the 19th and early 20th century practically everyone consumed copious amounts of tobacco and alcohol, young, old, malet and female. In don’t mind good booze and a nice cigar, but I’d rather not keep company with chain smokers and drunks. FB is irritating, but it is also very easy to manage the things you do and don’t see/become aware of. In that way FB can be an excellent way to vicariously enjoy friends and families life events.

      I loathe my own generation, i.e., millenials. I personally don’t think I exemplify their narcissistic tendencies. That being said, we’re only playing the hand were dealt and communicating in the way that is presently most popular.

      Since I’ve used so many platitudes, I’ll end on a cliché; the more things change the more they remain the same.

    • Mark Turton
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      Patrick,congratulations to your son and I hope it’s one of many, but I don’t understand why sending an image of the event has to be instant, may be I’m getting old but I want to be told of these moments and see the face of the victor.

      Mark.

    • RalphRalph
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      Just gotta recognize what’s good and what’s bad and be able to separate the two.

      The old saying “I heard it straight from the horses mouth” could be said nowadays as “I got it straight off the internet”.

      But it’s like my daddy said “who in the hell said all them horses is honest horses?”.:wink:

    • RalphRalph
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      I’m getting old too but I live a way long way from my son and daughter and I have no problems with seeing their accomplishments via internet or the pictures of my grandchildren growing up now as to maybe two-three years down the road if I go to Florida or they perhaps come to the Texas Panhandle.

      When I was a child, no phone in our home, no TV, radio was only late at night when one might be able to receive a far away AM station (who remembers Wolfman Jack, KOMA?).

      The only contact with family was an occasional visit or a letter. I kinda like communicating with friends and family.

    • drew4fur
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      R2 wrote:

      When I was a child, no phone in our home, no TV, radio was only late at night when one might be able to receive a far away AM station (who remembers Wolfman Jack, KOMA?).

      Clap for the Wolfman,he gonna rate your record high!

      I cant say I remember him, but being the music that I is I’m definitely aware of who he was and his influence on rock an roll music. Trad bows, cast iron pans, fiberglass fly rods and early rock and roll music; I’ve an affinity for the classic stuff.

    • RalphRalph
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      Ha!!Being a “Classic fart” sounds better than “old fart”. 🙄 Thanks Drew…………..:D

    • Patrick
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      It’s not that he HAD to send it immediately. He wanted to, and technology allowed him to.

    • RalphRalph
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      Patrick wrote: It’s not that he HAD to send it immediately. He wanted to, and technology allowed him to.

      :D:D

    • Mark Turton
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      Well, maybe that’s the answer make it your servant and don’t allow it to rule your life.

      R2, my mother is of the same opinion and uses’it’ to keep in touch with the family.

      Happy Azincourt day you happy few.

      Mark

    • RalphRalph
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      Right on Mark. A tool, not a way of life.

      Be well…………

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