This news originally broke aout a week and a half ago ...
Here are some comments from various news articles back then.
And the game has become surprisingly popular in liberal bastions like New York City that have strict gun laws and where the idea of real hunting repulses many residents.
Petro also added a second shotgun, so two players could fire away simultaneously, raising the competitive stakes and bragging rights.
Just like in real life, a head or neck shot instantly brings down the animal. Gut shots take two or three rounds.
Slaying an innocent ewe or doe is forbidden. The gun locks up and the other player gains the advantage.
When blasted, the deer tumble to the ground; the birds explode into billows of feathers, the bunny rabbits into a cloud of fur. Bonus rounds include shooting frenetic turkey, rampaging boar, thick cow paddies, whiskey jugs and ducks.
But more importantly, this form of hunting is relatively easy. The hunter doesn't have to shiver outside in the cold for hours waiting for a trophy buck to arrive. And favorite hipster pastimes such as drinking beer are permitted, making this an urban draw.
"It's distilled to the cool part, the shooting," Petro said. "The thrill is getting the kill. That's what we distilled in the game."
But not every city dweller approves.
"I am a friend of the animals," said Lucy Knight, a vegetarian, who has worked as ACE's manager for two years. "I find it disturbing for people to get so much pleasure out of it." Naturally we have the "peta" response
Will this start a trend? Will hipsters start taking to the woods en masse with Remingtons and Mossbergs?
Hunting purists hope not.
"I thank god they are doing it in a bar," said Russell Thornberry, Editor in Chief of Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine in Montgomery, Ala. "I'm not sure I'd want them hunting anywhere near where I was hunting. They'd be a danger to me and the deer."
It makes perfect sense,'' she said. "It's the whole thing of going out and hunting in the city. Part of the appeal of New York is going out and doing anything. In the same night, you can go hunting and smoke a hookah.''
Tim4Trout comments --- Just what type of message does blasting an animated deer running across a video screen numerous times send to non hunters about hunting ?