MikePerry wrote:I’ve never had a desire to hunt high fence, the only problem I’ve ever had with it was when it’s used for self promotion. A local hunter who wants to be in the hunting industry so bad he does not know what to do with himself started going on canned hunts and shot some 180 plus bucks, then he started writing articles and submitting them to bowhunting.com with his avatar picture of the giant buck he killed inside the fence. His articles were full of mentions of every scent, call, article of clothing bow arrow broadhead stand I mean it was ridiculous, no real tactic mentioned just all these gadgets and equipment he pro staffs for are the reason for his success and his hero photo in the article gives the false perception that the giant buck was taken fair chase. To me that’s what is wrong with the hunting industry. I know he just one individual but had I not known the guy and I read his article and I was a young impressionable hunter I may of bought that BS.
The other problem I have with deer farming is the risk of spreading CWD to the wild deer population.
Good point. I think a lot more of this goes on than we are aware of. My big concern being from a state that made high fence hunting famous. Is that in the not so distant future it will be the only hunting left. Every year in my area more and more ranches see the dollars to be made providing canned hunts and put up high fences of there own. There's already a shortage of free ranging areas to hunt so every little bit makes a impact.
I get the whole I would rather a guy be hunting behind a fence than not at all. But does it get to a point of all harm no good for the hunting community in general. To me it just gives us a black eye and does nothing but prove to most that a large portion of hunters only care about big racks at any cost.