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October 3, 2010 in Outdoors

The Elcan DigitalHunter is a rifle scope that records video of what the hunter sees as he aims and shoots. It’s being used in a pioneering “shoot-and-release” whitetail deer competition in which hunters fire blanks and are scored for what the judges see in the video after the hunt. Pictured is Carl Chism, former rodeo bare-bronc riding champ and Whitetail Pro Series contestant from Oklahoma.

This video frame shows the image a hunter saw through his DigitalHunter scope as his rifle fired a blank round in the Whitetail Pro Series competition in Oklahoma last week. The judges scored it a “kill shot.”