I consider myself a trophy hunter. I will hunt hard for an above average trophy for the area I am hunting until it gets down to the wire. Then I will take an average sized animal. With that said I always take care of the meat and I eat what I kill. I believe it is disrespectful to kill an animal only for the antlers on it's head. I guess I like the challenge of pursuing a mature specimen. Also the animal has lived a good portion of its life and had a chance to pass on its genes. I will kill does for meat but I try to take the mature ones if possible.
I keep the antlers and display them on a plaque or I get the head mounted. Along with pictures it is the best way to remember the hunt and honor the animal. I don't feel as if it is bragging or boasting just a way of remembering.