Gary Drotts can see it now. Or maybe it’s sometime in the future.
“It will get cheap enough with (trail) cameras where you could have four to five monitors in your deer stand going at one time,” Drotts, DNR wildlife manager in Brainerd, said of the impact of technology on deer hunting. “You could sit there and sleep until one (of the monitors) beeps when a deer comes in and then just get up and shoot the deer.”
Years ago, about the only electronics in the field for deer hunts were two-way radios — walkie-talkies — which, of course, have given way to cellphones. And in a big way — a majority of the 500,000 or so hunters in the field this season will likely have cellphones with them.
And that’s OK, Drotts said.