From what I hear, people think that the trophy is the experience itself, not the antlers/horns etc.Don't think your idea will work, Zambezi explains pretty much why, the same for overseas hunters coming to the UK
not everyone wants to pay for a trophy head but those that do keep the enterprise going .
You can't expect everyone to pay trophy prices for a run of the mill animal, and charge everything at cull animal
prices is unrealistic .
But after the photograph the fish goes back ,it won’t work the same with a Dugga boy.This trophy ban is only the thin edge of the wedge because their ultimate aim is to stop shooting altogether.They use say a rhino as an example saying it’s being driven to extinction.On one of our trips we met with an ecologist who studies these and other animals all over Africa she tells us rhino will never be truly extinct as they breed in captivity and it’s not the hunters it’s the poachers that need stopping.So if they manage to stop hunting who will pay for the patrols etc.Cant see any cash strapped government stepping forward to do this.Sorry went off on a bit of a tangent there to go back taking a photo of a dead animal and bring it back is that not going to be seen as a trophy of the hunt also.Believe me reading the language of these people who want to ban trophy hunting it’s all shooting of animals they ultimately want.From what I hear, people think that the trophy is the experience itself, not the antlers/horns etc.
In Big Game fishing we’re happy to take a photograph as a trophy and it still ain’t cheap!
Quite right Malc, indeed I would go as far as to say Corrupt Government officials actively supporting and condoning poaching activities and benefitting hugely. Actively supporting would include sending law enforcement activities off to the other end of country and then using the presidents private army to go in and support, if not carry out the poaching activities.What most of these idiots don't even realize is that within Africa there are two main types of Rhino. Black and white. It is the Black Rhino that has been under the greatest threat by poachers, although the Southern White is also at risk. The Northern White is now extinct, due to poachers and corrupt government officials.