Down here Deer hunting has evolved into a "what did it score" game. It has really turned my stomach to what it did to the sport of bowhunting. People turn in to monsters all for a deer. I know people who will do anything for a big buck, not all of it legal. They pay big money to hunt private land, no big deal but they will out bid a buddy or cut them off ona deer trail and anything else it takes. If you shoot a buck with a low score you are a scumbag for shooting "future book buck". They get pi$$ed if you shoot a 6 or 8 pt buck. Then you also have the whole poaching thing. Deer have been shot at night with only the head taken, taken out of season, taken out of closed areas. tresspassed and just about anything you can think of. They have total forgotten that each and every legal and ethical kill is to be celebrated. Deer have been reduced to a "score" not the beautifull animal they are. they forget how good they taste and the fun of a hunt with your buddies. My first 3 deer were killed with a recurve. two does and a 6pt buck. We celebrated each kill! We had venison!! we split meat and had a blast. Then the deer herd took off and now deer are at all time highs.Bow hunting has turned for so many people in to a quest for a rack and thrown away all their ethics and morals. I have a buddy who has done it the right way and killed 7 book bucks but will never enter one as he does not want to play that game. two years ago i let an 8pt buck walk past me and he scolded me for not shooting it. He has remembered what hunting is all about. Nothing wrong with trophy hunting as long as we just dont forget what hunting is all about. Its not all about the horns. Now combine good friends with ethics and morals and hunt hard and any animal you kill is a true trophy! If it has big head gear so much the better but if i have to choose i would choose the first hands down!!