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    What will hunting (if any ) look like in 2050 ? Any prognosticators out there ?

    With land becoming more and more densly populated, animals will be confined in smaller spaces. Smaller spaces mean less ability to support the animals. More chance for disease, starvation, etc. Land is the one thing that is finite.
    Any massive military confortation would have people resorting to animals for survival and that would quickly depleat their numbers.
    I think disease in humans as well as animals and crops will continue to increase as human proximity increases the chances of transmission of disease. Climate and disease will change the landscape of life on Earth. JMO

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    We're only looking at 28 years from now. The human population won't change enough between now and then to significantly shrink habitat. But expect fewer hunters as the woosification of the American male continues. Deer populations should increase.

    Some of the biggest deer already live in suburban areas. Archery and suppressed firearms will be necessary to keep a low profile around housing. Been there, done that already.

    The 2050 hunters will most likely be using electric vehicles to get around. Their clothing will be more advanced. Electronic scopes with built-in laser rangefinders and image stabilization/enhancement will be commonplace. It's probable that some kind of heads-up display will be available to link to glasses or a visor to aid in shooting. Temperature, wind conditions, barometric pressure, and shot angle will be factored by the system's onboard computer to calculate where to aim.

    Perhaps caseless ammo problems will be solved by then. Perhaps firearms using crossbow bolts will be popular, who knows? But the 6.5 Creedmoor will be the most popular cartridge for centerfire.

    I'll probably be dead by 2050 anyways. So it's literally not my problem. Someone will be hunting with whatever firearms I currently have as long as they're still legal. I just know I probably won't have a use for them.

    I'm not concerned about the following because I've absolutely no control over the possible events. I suggest you stop worrying so much about such things. That just steals your joy for life and is a waste of time.

    1) War
    2) Disease / Pandemics (in humans and deer)
    3) Climate Change

    Last edited by PigHunter; 11-24-2021, 11:59 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
      We're only looking at 28 years from now. The human population won't change enough between now and then to significantly shrink habitat. But expect fewer hunters as the woosification of the American male continues. Deer populations should increase.

      Some of the biggest deer already live in suburban areas. Archery and suppressed firearms will be necessary to keep a low profile around housing. Been there, done that already.

      The 2050 hunters will most likely be using electric vehicles to get around. Their clothing will be more advanced. Electronic scopes with built-in laser rangefinders and image stabilization/enhancement will be commonplace. It's probable that some kind of heads-up display will be available to link to glasses or a visor to aid in shooting. Temperature, wind conditions, barometric pressure, and shot angle will be factored by the system's onboard computer to calculate where to aim.

      Perhaps caseless ammo problems will be solved by then. Perhaps firearms using crossbow bolts will be popular, who knows? But the 6.5 Creedmoor will be the most popular cartridge for centerfire.

      I'll probably be dead by 2050 anyways. So it's literally not my problem. Someone will be hunting with whatever firearms I currently have as long as they're still legal. I just know I probably won't have a use for them.

      I'm not concerned about the following because I've absolutely no control over the possible events. I suggest you stop worrying so much about such things. That just steals your joy for life and is a waste of time.

      1) War
      2) Disease / Pandemics (in humans and deer)
      3) Climate Change

      I am not worrying, just mulling things over in my mind - things not designed for mass consumption.. I can't stop my mind from thinking WHAT IF.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post

        I am not worrying, just mulling things over in my mind - things not designed for mass consumption.. I can't stop my mind from thinking WHAT IF.
        I hear ya on that. PigHuntress says I'm the most prepared person she's ever known. I usually have a backup plan to my backup plan. Got to think about what-if in order to adequately prepare.

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        • #5
          At 71 years of age, I'm not all that concerned with the year 2050. I'll be 100 that year - - - if I'm still alive! LOL!

          pighunter - that "image stabilization" thing is interesting.
          If your scope can "stabilize" an image, can it "stabilize" your rifle?

          Will the future be that you "paint" your target with a laser and the bullet of your $50/shell ammo will "seek" that target? 🤔

          Caseless ammo? Already got that. Don't we? (muzzle loaders? pun intended!)

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          • #6
            With continued woosification of men I’m scared to think what 2050 will look like

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            • #7
              I agree wit PH , not much will change.
              The UN 2030 plan calls for conserving 30 percent of land all around the world as wilderness. NWTF and other hunting groups have signed on to this agreement.

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              • #8
                Bubba, these smart scopes are already here, but not in common use. My assumption is that they will become widespread and will interface with a wearable heads-up display.

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                • #9
                  I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some pushback against some of the technology for “fair chase” considerations. At least at first. I’m not sure how many special seasons can fit on a calendar but at some point you either have to draw a line or just let anything go.

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                  • #10
                    That computerized optic scope was mentioned when the Military first got it.
                    I think case less ammo will be next to lessen weight of ammo. I was talking to a lady friend deer hunter and she just got an electric heated parka.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
                      I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some pushback against some of the technology for “fair chase” considerations. At least at first. I’m not sure how many special seasons can fit on a calendar but at some point you either have to draw a line or just let anything go.
                      There's always geezers who oppose change just because it makes them uncomfortable. I want to keep an open mind to new technology. The 2050 generation of hunters will/are growing up with computer gaming and such technology will be very comfortable for them to use.

                      Last edited by PigHunter; 11-24-2021, 07:26 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PigHunter View Post

                        There's always geezers who oppose change just because it makes them uncomfortable. I want to keep an open mind to new technology. The 2050 generation of hunters will/are growing up with computer gaming and such technology will be very comfortable for them to use.
                        Ain’t just geezers PH, it may be my influence but the Kid wouldn’t be on board with a Smart Scope for the type of deer hunting we do. Not saying he would be opposed for pig control and what not. Pretty sure he has buddies that would feel the same.


                        Edit, side note; Just as an example he has a doe tag and passed on 9 deer he could have taken today. He’s just not ready to pull the trigger for the freezer yet. For him it’s about the hunt not the kill.
                        Last edited by fitch270; 11-24-2021, 07:32 PM.

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                        • #13
                          28 years ago was 1993. Just think about how we've all adapted to having a touchscreen computer in a pocket everywhere we go that can communicate, pull information from around the world, and fix your location within a few feet. Very few old geezers still use a flip phone

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                          • #14
                            pighunter wrote:
                            "... There's always geezers who oppose change..... ..."

                            HEY! I resemble that remark! 😡
                            LOL!

                            To all those archers who complain. A cross bow IS still archery!
                            To all those muzzleloader purists.
                            An inline is STILL a muzzle loader!
                            To all those bolt action fanatics.
                            An AR is just a semi auto without wood! Browning, Remington and Winchester (just to name a few!) all make semi auto hunting rifles!

                            Never thought I'd hunt with an AR. It's my "go-to" deer rifle these days.

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                            • #15
                              Apples and oranges, at least until you can fire a round by pressing a button on your phone, lol!

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