cell phones and hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by wst tx hunter, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. wst tx hunter

    wst tx hunter New Member

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    what is wrong with people today. a couple of days ago i went dove hunting with a friend and his 23 yr old son among a few other people.we all got set up and ready to hunt,once the birds started flying we always yell to each other "comeing your way,comeing from the east"etc.I turned to yell at the boy and what do i see? him on his phone texting,this happened a few more times till everyone just quit yelling at him(about birds).This isnt the first time ive seen this happen and probably not the last,but it is irritateing.everyone has phones today and there are much worst things that can be done(texting and driveing)but if you want to go hunt turn it off leave it in the truckor better yet if you HAVE to text stay in the truck.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, if you had a friend to toss the cell phone high enuff, you could play "Cell Phone Skeet". Double points if you catch it on a ring....:rolleyes:
     

  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I understand your anger, but obviously, not everyone has the same passion for dove hunting as you. I'd write it off to it is what it is. If the same guy goes again, propose a rule of not texting while dove hunting. You will find out what the guy wants to do most.

    I take my cell (SILENT MODE) when I go hunt nowadays. It can be a good safety and survival tool should I need it. I DO NOT text from my stand or blind. It also makes wifey a little less worried.
     
  4. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    Bingo. I personally would just leave the guy behind UNLESS he asked to come. Then I would say ok (I dont want to stop someone from enjoying the sport of hunting/shooting if they really want to come) if they didnt bring the phone.
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I take my phone with me when I hunt if I'm in an area where it still works with the ringer turned off. I do so for several reasons, as mentioned it's a good safety tool should an accident happen and what if something happens to my wife? I can still be reached.

    I admit I would find it annoying to take someone hunting, try to help them with the birds and they're too busy texting their girlfriend to shoulder a shotgun.
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Sounds like Jr. wasn't really into dove hunting. I wouldn't worry about it a bit. Let him text away while you shoot his birds; if nothing else, he's carrying some spare ammo for you. :D
     
  7. meek

    meek New Member

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    Leave him at home. That's Crazy. I go hunting to avoid the people who want to talk to me. The world is changing.
     
  8. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    ++++++++++
     
  9. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I take my cell phone with me but I turn it off. Emergencies only. If someone want talking on their phone while hunting or fishing I wouldn't bring them again.
     
  10. Hot Sauce NARC

    Hot Sauce NARC New Member

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    I guess im different i take mine everytime i go deer hunting especially if i am with someone else. My uncle and I hunt on seperate sides of an 80 acre patch and we text each other from our stands to see where the deer are and what they are doing.
     
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I take mine because i sit there and play games on it waiting for my deer to show. It is also a good safety device to have. This year I will have cell phone and GPS with me.
     
  12. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    this says it all...
     
  13. R-BOLT

    R-BOLT New Member

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    For most game in Kansas, I am pretty sure you cannot use any electric communications to aid the hunt. I think coyote hunting might be the only exception.
     
  14. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Same in Ohio, R-Bolt. It is illegal to use electronic devices to aid in the taking of deer, etc. Coyotes are the exception here as well.
     
  15. divinginn

    divinginn New Member

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    Ditto in Georgia.
     
  16. wst tx hunter

    wst tx hunter New Member

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    OK,I get what most of you are saying.I carry my phone too,great for emergencies and communication between distant blinds texting is alot quieter than walkies.My point is that when it becomes more of a distraction than help then it is no good.When you expect a person to watch behind you and keep his head in the huntsnd he isnt there mentally,then he shouldnt be there.No I probably wont take that boy again.
     
  17. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    I hate cell phones and I hate seeing people driving while talking or texting. I hate "yuppies", and cell phones began life as a "yuppie" staple. That being said I have a Motorola Tracfone- no texting - no monthly bills. It's used only for emergencies and it goes hunting with me also. One of the problems with the world is the the pace that we now function at, as well as the psychotic "need" for immediate information. People are too high strung because of this technology that just 15 years ago we all managed to somehow live without...it reminds me of the calculator craze - I was taught to use my head, not a calculator. People today can't do simple math anymore. If store cashiers didn't have registers that computed change, we'd all be screwed!
     
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  18. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    I will be taking mine with me this year, but only on silent vibrate. It is excellent for safety or emergencies. I can also notify my hunting partner if i need help getting a deer out of the woods or likewise he to me.
     
  19. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    ??? I thought the prohibition was just on electronic calls, but maybe that's just a MS vs KS difference (or maybe i need to review the rules).
     
  20. dukech1

    dukech1 New Member

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    You said it RL! The truth and nothing but the truth. Whatever happened to walking out of the woods and getting help to carry back game? Does anyone remember the "I'm need help" signal? Three shots fired in a row? Technology is a wonderful thing, but, it can cripple a nation.