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Webcam Shotgun Hunting Setup Spotted in Georgia Woods

Webcam HuntingThis fall, while working on a Georgia Power Company right-of-way in South Georgia, a power company employee found a bank of shotguns that was aimed directly into a wild boar feeding area, and fully connected to the Internet. After taking a few pictures, the employee called the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, who, in turn, called the Office of Homeland Security. In a November 19th bulletin, the Georgia Information Sharing & Analysis Center stated, "[Three] shotguns were set up on a platform and linked to a Web-accessible camera system that allows the guns to be fired via an Internet connection." Apparently, another cluster of shotguns (again, three of them) was found sitting on the other side of the food plot.

The shotguns, all manufactured by Benelli, were taken down before the Wildlife Resources Division could revisit the site. Cyber-hunting has been the object of speculation over the past several years, but, at present, is illegal in many states (Georgia being among them). And, seeing as cyber-hunting's disgustingness affords hunters and animal rights advocates the rare occasion to agree with one another, we don't see public opinion changing anytime soon.

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