How do you all feel about big game record books? It seems like everybody has a different opinion on what is right for them and which ones they support.
I have always supported the Pope & Young Club and the Boone & Crockett Club because I feel they do a lot to support hunting in general and they are more about honoring the animals than the hunters. I almost feel it's my obligation to enter an animal I harvest that will meet the minimum.
On the other hand I have never been able to get on board with the "state books" we have out West here that are run as private businesses for profit by a few people. Northwest Big Game Inc. comes to mind. I like the idea of a statewide book but I can't get around the fact that it is all about money. I don't know many people that enter animals in these books and they do not honor animals already submitted to the recognized organizations which to me really degrades the credibility of the Oregon Book etc...
What do you all think about it?