I admit I was dumb enough to think hunting was safe. I actually thought that hunting—by its nature—couldn't be reduced to mere sport, wherein what happens has no real-world consequences. I never imagined it could ever become so trivial as a golf putt or paintball score. But now the World Hunting Association has announced plans to create a competitive hunting tour around the world, with the inaugural season beginning this fall at the Lost Arrow Ranch in Gladwin, Michigan. Participants will shoot game animals with tranquilizers, which, according to this Associated Press article, "should not" kill the animals. To paraphrase a colleague: The apocalypse may be at hand.