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Social media kill pics
I know a lot of guys here are also on Facebook, as am I. Is it just me or is there a ton of pictures with arrows sticking out of their game? And several are not what I would call a good shot. Is this some new fad? I’m certainly not the classiest guy in the joint but these pictures don’t do bow hunters any favors. What’s your take?
Nothing to gain. Much to lose
I've never seen a picture like that on FB.
A small minority pride themselves on being UN-classy. Unfortunately the non- and anti-hunting folks take them as representing the majority of hunters.
I have nothing against posting pictures of your kill, just please don't make the rest of us look like obnoxious slobs.
That’s just because everyone is using Rages now. Sticking out is the norm.
Placing dead animal pictures on social media is never a win for the non hunting voter who is not yet an anti hunter, but can vote either way. Hunters become influencers and can slow or speed up our eventual demise, we better influence correctly.
What's worse...posting a picture of deer with an arrow sticking out of it or going on Facebook in the first place?
LOL at South Farm ! Never have, never will. My buddy just got locked out for posting his xbow for sale on FB, the morality designators.
I’ve never been on and won’t ever be on FB, but people posting pics on FB or other media with arrows poking in to animals are F’idiots.
I don't go on FB, but yeah, those photos are in bad taste.
I'm surprised the Facebook Police allow it
FB allowing it should point out their agenda and how really dumb it is.
Dana X 2. Takes 2" to remove the arrows, maybe use some leaves to clean it up a little, and a great pic results.
Is the top pic a double hamblaster ? I don’t even take many pictures, which is something I kinda regret in my old age. I especially wish I had taken more pics of my kids hunting and fishing as they were growing up. I just don’t feel the need too much to post pics on forums, but I like to look at other’s success pics. Is that strange ?
Voyers need not be exhibitionist. LOL.
I’ve come to appreciate pictures more than taxidermy on the wall. I can look at pictures wherever and whenever, I can share them with family and friends across the nation… good camera work can leave a lasting impression. I went to Africa and decided prior to the trip I wasn’t going to hassle with importing trophies… so I bought the best pocket camera my research found and I’ve not regretted that choice.
That first pic is just so wrong. Gawd!
I do take lots of photos NOW. In my earlier years of film cameras, not so much & wishing I had. Wife is a pro & has tons invested in cameras & lenses & I tote my point & shoot. We have tons of photos from our 25 years together & the majority is Kids & G-kids doing everything from sports to fishing, shooting. I do take a hero photo as they say but pretty much for me. Yes, I share a bunch on here at times but never with an arrow & or blood everywhere. I have many non hunter friends on my FB & they have never complained yet.. The photos posted are bad, even for a bowhunter.
Am I nuts, or did every one of those pictures show at least TWO arrows sticking out???
Lovely. Just lovely.
Geez, it just gets better and better, smh. Not only a picture of the arrow in the elk, but the guy goes on to say it was a 73yd frontal. The more and more I hear/read about the gen pop and their elk adventure, it seems as though a lot of them just want to get an arrow in their quarry.. doesn’t matter where, just poke a hole in it. “It’s like an axe”!!!
There are no intelligence requirements to be a hunter.
A couple of those bulls look like pincushions. I know that less than ideal stuff happens out there, and has happened to me, but im not crazy about the idea of putting it out there for the world to see..
At the same time, its a free country brother. Or used to be.
Let me get this straight, the guy makes a bad shot and hits an elk in the ass. He gets a second shot, so he shoots him in the ass again!
^...Colorado heart shot?? ;-)
^^^^^ Bwaahahahahaha! I'll remember that one.
No judging, those days are gone. You cant talk about ethics anymore whether it be those pics, super long shots, hunting over corn, frontal shots, etc etc.. Your ethics are not my ethics as the saying goes, as long as it is a legal kill all bets are off. The standard has been set, especially on the bowsite. Everything is fine.
Yes, the hunting community went woke a long time ago.
Those pics are terrible. Shows no respect for the animal or the hunt. Makes me sick!
Photoshoped but I agree why ever go on Facebook.
I run an offshore fishing boat all summer between oc MD and Oregon inlet NC I'm a member of at least a dozen offshore fishing groups on fb. It's a great tool to help keep up with the fish......I find folks on social media talking negativity about social media just friggin..... BRILLIANT.....It reminds me of the folks that bitch about the political threads even though they have the choice to Read them or not. Again just friggin ... BRILLIANT...
The elk pics are in poor taste but FB has nothing to do with a person's character.
I'm trying to figure out why they are shooting elk in the guts and flank? No wonder so many are lost to arrows. I try to make my social media pics classy- no blood, no hanging tongues, etc.
Tongue in cheek huh? BRILLIANT
Getting a Facebook, Instagram or Tweety acct....never!
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You sure those aren't photo-shopped? Those are the most absurd pictures I've ever seen!
If those are your Facebook friends then you need new friends!
That first photo definitely isn't photoshopped. I happened to also see the original on Facebook. The poster did not react positively to the polite suggestion that perhaps he should have pulled the arrows out prior to taking the picture. Disappointing all the way around.
"I'm trying to figure out why they are shooting elk in the guts and flank? No wonder so many are lost to arrows. I try to make my social media pics classy- no blood, no hanging tongues, etc. "
Same mentality that causes a lot of hunters to overestimate their effective range and shoot past that - "Gotta get my deer!" (elk, bear, caribou...).
There ain't nearly as many elite shooters out there as guys who think they are one.
Jl........ recently on the FB ocean city offshore fishing thread a fellow was bitching about dogs pooping and peeing on his well manicured lawn.
I replied that I could never live in an urban city housing community because I'd (probably) end up killing someone... FB deleted my post and said it didn't meet their community standards....
Several years ago I posted a thread on the leather wall about a bald eagle flying off with one of my wife's cats and Phill gave it the axe. In a pm he stated it was not trad bow related........
If you think big brother is not watching EVERYTHING you do on the internet your nieve.
“Several years ago I posted a thread on the leather wall about a bald eagle flying off with one of my wife's cats and Phill gave it the axe. In a pm he stated it was not trad bow related........”
Where is Phil when you need him on Bowsite
“Where is Phil when you need him on Bowsite”
Probably hunting, or just simply ignoring the political threads. It’s easy if you try!
There are those who need validation therefore there is Facebook!
Like any other tool, social media can be used or mis-used. A$$holes mis-use cars, guns, telephones, atv's, crossbows, chainsaws, etc. etc. all the time. Doesn't make any tool 'bad'. The user is judged.
Here's the validation of my hard work
Here's the validation of my hard work
Tmac.....this pic of my garden is the last thing I posted on fb. I'm a member of a venison recipes group on fb and the subject of fresh veggies came up so I posted a pic of where my fresh veggies come from. Guess I needed some validation....... Geesh dude you can't be serious....
Common sense is the answer. I am quite active on Facebook and have never posted a kill photo - ever. It accomplishes nothing.
Crazy thing is I post very little on Facebook but when I do it's usually hunting, kids of meat related. Funny think is I've actually had non hunters go out of their way to tell me they enjoy seeing my hunting content.
So to say you can accomplish nothing I think is potentially short-sighted.
Complaining about social media on social media.
RK hit the nail on the head. They know these bozos are their own worst enemy. That guy in the first picture clearly has mental issues for posting that.
And they just keep rolling in.. SMH.
Gil and timex.. your ignorance is staggering.
The same could be said for you too, ohiohunter. They have valid points as well. JMO
The same could be said for you too, ohiohunter. They have valid points as well. JMO
I love when idiots make me laugh. Think a little harder lil sheep, think about the topic vs the accusation. I don’t mind social media at all, it does however let the idiots shine!! Your perception vs reality is a little skewed by the persuasion of others, I don’t expect much from the likes of you. For that I enjoy social media. Shine away buddday!
…..and you’re shining brightly, as usual.
Ohiohinter......... I believe somehow your common sense has been corrupted. So please explain to me the difference between a person getting on the internet then choosing bowsite then choosing the thread they are interested in. Verses a person getting on the internet choosing fb then groups then selecting the group they are interested in. An excellent example would be the venison lovers group on fb. Tired of the same old same old. Want to try something different. There's a plethora of venison recipes on that group.
Perhaps I'm wrong but it appears to me that your probably just not intelligent enough to utilize the good aspects that fb has to offer.
Have yourself a wonderful evening Sir.....
Did I get on BS and say FB is crap.. as many do? No, I am not complaining about social media on social media, but rather pointing out the distasteful actions of a few on a much larger platform. It’s something most here should take into consideration when mentoring or discussing with others whom do not recognize the potential repercussions of their actions. BS is a niche site harboring more conscious bow hunters compared to Facebook. However there seems to be a commonality among several whiny members here who don’t know how to “move on”, they’re more motivated by discounting a thread than contributing.. it kills what little enjoyment there is on this site yet some do it regularly. So line the sheep up.. right BODingle ;)
Oh wait… almost forgot… JMO
So a thread that you started about photos on fb of poorly hit elk gets sidetracked by a few of the fb haters. Then others such as myself state that fb isn't all bad if ya just use a little common sense. Then somehow you take it personally and get butt hurt. And resort to childish derogative's
Have a great evening Sir...and keep that light shining
Again you’ve proven your inability to comprehend. The subject of the thread is not poorly shot elk, and this has nothing to do with FB the platform. Butt hurt? LOL na, more disappointed that mouth breathers such as yourself regularly derail threads making most of Bowsite easy to overlook. You and a few others seem the most hurt here, so much you couldn’t stand not chiming in.
Ohiohunter, your only answer is to me is an insult? That does not make your point more valid. Your argument should stand or fail on it's own merit.
My point is - Bowsite.com IS social media.
Does this mean Paul can't show a goose with an arrow in it? You may not like it but it's part of archery hunting. The Bowsite and Leatherwall is not Disney World. You're not going to change the mind of anti hunting people no matter what you show or don't show in a picture. Ya'll do know Pat's blood trails are cause by an arrow.