As a hunter and a fisherman I agree that this being considered as a "record breaking trophy" is wrong ! It would be no different than breaking the current world record 37 pound rainbow trout out of Lake Pend O'reille in Northern Idaho with 40 pound farm raised trout out of a pellet fed stock pond . This would be true EVEN IF that pond fed trout were released into open lake waters for a while.
As far as referencing any hunter as "psychotic" then many famous people including Ernest Hemingway, Daniel Boone and Theodore Roosevelt met that description. True "psychotics" would be hunting people.
It is a FACT that since regulated and managed State supervised hunting was instituted in the early 1900s that most game animals have prospered to the point of record numbers - even in some cases "overpopulation" - compared to the unregulated years of the 1800s when many species including buffalo were hunted to the verge of extinction.
Many good points are made by the many viewpoints on this blog and most have valid reasoning behind them.
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