A guy said he saw this listing on eBay and asked: Hanback, is this what hunting is coming to?
165” – 170″ BUCK FOR THE TAKING! COME BOW OR GUN HUNT (BOW PREFERRED) AND SHOOT A DEER OF A LIFETIME FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST. BRING YOUR CHILD AS WELL, WE WANT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO ENJOY A GOOD EXPERIENCE. HE IS IN A 3 ACRE PASTURE RIGHT NOW. GET AN AWESOME SET OF ANTLERS AND LOTS OF GREAT TASTING, HEALTHY MEAT! THERE ARE SEVERAL HOTELS WITHIN 10 MIN. FROM THE FARM IF YOU REQUIRE AN OVERNIGHT STAY. THIS LISTING IS FOR ONE BUCK. $2,600.
I don’t know where to start. Anyone who would shoot that poor buck in a 3-acre pen is certainly no hunter, but a disturbed individual. Bring your child along? And what, have him or her experience the exact opposite of fair chase? Sick.
This is America and I’m all for the free market economy, but these kinds of penned kill operations must be stopped. Some states have banned them, and all states should.
Back to the question: Is this what hunting is coming to? No, this is just a sad exception that makes all hunters look and feel bad.