Brian McCombie’s a long-time hunting and outdoor writer, both online and in the dead tree gun mags. Like a lot of us, he got to try out Remington’s new 870 DM magazine-fed shotgun. Part of his evaluation apparently included a successful hunting trip.
No doubt wanting to tout their new gun, the people who run Big Green’s social media posted the photo above on their Instagram page. And that caught the attention of some who aren’t fans of hunting.
As Mr. McCombie reports on his Facebook page,
“One guy calls me bad names and makes a death threat. And it occurred to me, that in all these years of writing about guns and hunting, this is my first death threat.”
Leave aside the irony of someone who opposes killing animals threatening to murder a fellow human being. In the age of social media, lots of us have posted photos of ourselves displaying the results of a day spent out in the wild. And while death threats from keyboard commandos are rare, many hunters have become targets of the online mobs. Even young hunters.
How about you? Have you ever been taken to task for blasting Bambi? Have you been the target of criticism because you enjoy hunting?