Let me just say upfront that I’m not a very big fan of hunting. I don’t understand why some people derive pleasure and enjoyment from seeking out relatively defenseless creatures in their home and then shooting them for the heck of it. (I say “relatively” defenseless because they can’t really do much to defend themselves from long-range firearms.)
But here’s one distance shooter, geared towards hunters, that I wouldn’t mind having (or promoting): the KillShot Rifle Camera.
It’s dubbed the “Harmless Hunter” for obvious reasons: rather than firing bullets, it lets hunters shoot photos instead. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the thrill of hunting but don’t necessarily want to kill the animals in the process.
The KillShot features a viewfinder with crosshairs that tries to simulate rifle scopes. When you pull the trigger, the resulting photo you get will mark where your shot would’ve landed (had you been using an actual rifle). It’s actually an advocate for gun safety and ethical shooting too, because it shows the shooter if the shot was safe or unsafe by providing a view beyond the actual target.
The founder will be putting up a website to accompany the KillShot, where reformed shooters can post photos from their “hunts” and share stories about how their “kills” came to be.
You can show your support by making a pledge on Kickstarter. A minimum pledge of $150 will get you your very own KillShot, an official shirt, and a decal.