Originally Posted by BruceBruce1959
Onehorse, If the hunters are paying to hunt on lands where the Deer are living freely without fences and NOT being fed, then yes I would say any one of those deer from those areas should be allowed, BUT for the life of me I don't know why anyone would pay to hunt Deer that way.
Bruce, I just re-read one of my favorite books about hunter ethics, Beyond Fair Chase
, by Jim Posewitz. In his chapter about trophy hunting he says that unless the animal is availble to everyone - NOT in an area that's reserved for priveliged (paying) hunters, the animal should not be considered a trophy. I guess he believes that even if there are no high fences or artcificial antler growth supplements (including feed plots for the purpose of attracting deer), everyone
needs to have a fair chance to harvest the animal before anyone
can claim it as a trophy. Makes sense to me. What do you think?