Now the hunter has dozens of ways to occupy his time waiting for next season to come around. Hunting games have become broadly popular on the internet, and the best thing is that they are often free. While virtual hunting may not be quite the same as if the hunter were out in the field smelling the cool morning air or tromping through the woods, the virtual hunt allows the hunter to be entertained and experience a niche of his favorite pastime.
The hunter has the choice of dozens of species to hunt online, whether it be bear, deer, duck or elk, the hunter will never get bored. One concern for many hunters is the idea that games online, especially if they're free, do not offer very high quality graphics to satisfy a hunter's expectations. This is sometimes the case, but in many cases it is much the opposite. Many of these games are of very high quality and will amaze the hunter at the realistic environments. Many hunters will even be given the option of hunting blinds, weapons, and his own dog to train and use!
Some of the games encountered online will only be promotional in nature. This means that there is a full version available for purchase, and the free version has only limited features, or is only available for a certain number of days. This can be good and bad. If the hunter is only looking to occupy himself in any way possible and wants his game free, then he may not be pleased with these trial games. On the other hand, for the hunter who has purchased electronic games before, he knows what a risk it can be to spend so much money without ever getting a chance to really try out the game before buying. These trial versions are the perfect way to do that, and oftentimes, the game is less expensive to buy online than many of the versions available at the electronic store.
While a virtual hunting game may never replace the excitation of a hunt in-the-flesh, it can be a fun and easy way to pass some free time. The games are often easy enough for a child to use, so it can be a fun way to introduce children to the sport, and players can often even compete for the best score. There are some games available that even offer a hunting spoof; the animals take up weapons in their hooves and wings and the hunter becomes the hunted!