September 29, 2011
Big Buck Hunter Championship Held In Chicago
By Chad Love
Field Notes readers may recall a recent blog post about the burgeoning popularity among urban bar dwellers of a video game called Big Buck Hunter.
And while it may well be merely a fad, it's a fad that recently awarded some serious coin at the (we're not making this up) Big Buck Hunter World Championship, held at some bar in Chicago...
From this story on timeoutchicago.com:
Never has pointing plastic guns at a screen been more competitive than at the Big Buck Hunter World Championship, which took over the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville on Saturday. Nick Robbins of Inver Grove Heights, MN took home the top prize of $15,000 while Sara Erlandson of Beldenville, WI won the first-ever ladies tournament.
Extreme sports star Travis Pastrana made a surprise appearance, proving his videogame prowess by finishing 11th place in the competition
OK, so it's easy to make fun of, and in terms of shedding a good light on hunting it's not exactly Mark Zuckerberg shooting a bison, but do you think Big Buck Hunter may spark someone to give real hunting a try?