Hunter here Grew up a hardcore hunter and fisherman. Have taken quite a few deer and elk. But, lost my desire to go out a few years ago. Too easy for the moron who decides he wants to hunt to go buy a rifle, ammo, and go shoot in the woods. I spend a good couple months tracking region I'm hunting. Then prepared to hunt. I was shot at almost ten years ago, and only occasionally go now. Only thing that saved my life was moron didn't have his gun sighted in. See, personally, I find no problem in killing a fish, deer, elk, etc, as long as I USE what I catch. I don't care for those who slaughter and leave everthing behind. I grew up hunting and fishing to help feed my family. My parents were proud, and refused to take handouts nor aid. So, we subsidized our freezer with seafood and game. Dropping an elk or deer, or thumping a salmon or steelhead is not a problem. I can say this proudly, since when I did it, it was legal and perfectly ok. But I have probably thumped more wild steelhead then most on here (I say most). I learned to fish in a time that multiple wild steelhead was no problem. And we ate what we caught. I release all wild steelhead now. But I'd have no problem doing it. With hunters (and fisherman too) you either have it or you don't. Most people who hunt either get it in their blood after first pull/release, or never do it again. Hard to explain, only those out there who've been in those shoes understand.