Las Vegas Groups Protest Naked Bambi Hunts

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  1. Steve Christou

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    Wow! One of the oddest thread headers ever, this from Yahoo news...

    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Outraged by a Las Vegas company that claims to offer men a chance to stalk and shoot naked women in the Nevada desert with paintball guns, women's groups and government agencies were scrambling to find a way to shut down such "Bambi" hunts.

    "As soon as I found out about this, I called for an investigation," Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said. "Las Vegas is a place where anything goes, but this crosses the line if this is real."

    Real Men Outdoor Productions Inc., insists it is doing nothing illegal and only providing another variety of adult entertainment in a city celebrated for sin.

    The company has a Las Vegas business license to sell a $20 video of hunters chasing nude women through the woods as a spoof on hunting videos that feature men hunting deer.

    That video was staged, Real Men spokesman David Krekelberg said, but it gave rise to the idea of hosting hunts with paintball guns and charging men $10,000 for such weekend tours.

    Krekelberg said the company has so far hosted 18 "Bambi" hunts in undisclosed locations around Las Vegas. In each, a hunter faces off with two women dressed in nothing but sneakers, each of whom receive $1,000 and can earn up to $2,500 if they make it through the hour without being struck by the paintball, he said.

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    Well, unless the paintballs are physically harmful, I see nothing wrong with this. I assume the women are doing this voluntarily to make money (though I have no idea why men would pay to do it), and if prostitution is legal in Vegas, this isn't any more objectionable IMHO.
     
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    While this isn't something I'm into, if it's all completely legal, people need to get a grip and let it be. I read the artcle and watched the short video on Fox News yesterday about it. They had one of the "bambi's" there. She seemed to really get off on it.

    With the recent rullings on privacy, I'm not sure much could be done about this. If these people own the land and are concenting adults...

    I can't imagine anyone wanting to be hit by a paint-ball nude. I've been hit through several layers of clothes and it still hurt!
     
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    Hey this would be a good opportunity for law enforcement officers to keep an eye on the men who sign up. You know...those sickos with questionable tastes that (might)murder people, like those killers shown on A&E investigative murder shows?

    Er...yeah.
     
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    I don't have the citation for it, but I read this morning that this was all just a publicity stunt to sell the video.....

    I can't imagine playing paintball without a face mask.

    Note: prostitution is legal by county option in Nevada. Few counties have exercised that option.
     
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    I agree with Mark. This is a consensual act between adults, and no one is seriously injured (certainly less so than many NFL injuries). It's no one's damn business what these people do.
     
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    Do they get the 1000 dollars even if they get hit. If so that's a easy 1000 dollars per hour. I think I would run from paintballs naked for 1000 a hour (just kidding). What gets me is why the guy would pay that much to do that and what do they get to do at the end of the hour with the woman. Everytime I picture this I think about a dog chasing a car what is the dog going to do with the car once he catches the car?
     
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    $2,500 if they make it through the hour without being struck by the paintball. $1,000 if they get hit.
     
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    Ah... yes... I knew it couldn't be true.
     
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    I heard the founder of this thing on the radio the other day. He said when they started this the girls only wear sneakers and after a while the girls started wearing goggles too. Also he said girls all over the world e-mailing them cuz they wanted to be bambi. I know getting shot by a paintball hurt so bad. But no one is putting a gun on this girls head and tell them to strip and run, right? If guys wanted to pay 5-10k let them be it's their money their wasting not ours.

    Anyway to the people who thinks prostitution is illegal in nevada, have you heard the "Bunny Ranch"? It's not that I've been there. I just heard about it..[​IMG]
     

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