Meat hunting vs. Trophy hunting
I grew up being taught that game animals were meant to be taken for food on the table. Getting a big buck or bull was just a bonus that rarely happened. Wyoming is forever indebted to the great Teddy Roosevelt. He made Wyo a state of many firsts (national park, forest, and monument). He also created the scoring system for big game animals. Its great what Teddy did but I feel it has gotten blown way out of proportion. Most trophy hunters now days are so worried about getting a big score than they are meat. Hunting is and always will be a tool for survival. I can't stand to watch these hunting shows where hunters leave the deer or elk overnight to recover them. I bet 90% of them are spoiled by then. I'm not saying that trophy hunting is bad, it just needs to go along with hunting ethics. My boss (from eastern Nebraska) hates hunting around here because he says the majority of hunters shoot tiny deer and they don't get big enough. I can't get him to realize that people around here are mostly trying to get food on the table, not antlers on the wall. He won't even eat his deer or antelope, he gives the meat away because he hates the taste of them. Not trying to start a controversy buy just venting a little here. What are your thoughts on this. I'm not totally against trophy hunting, they leave me a lot of extra game in the woods.