I'd shoot it without hesitation, then have to ask for my name and picture to be with held from the newspaper article. Unfortunately the antis would be hunting you down after shooting such a cuddly animal.
I'd happily accept the "experienced marksman" descriptor - I'm sure my mates would debate that one and they wouldn't believe me anyway.
The Scandanavians are much more in contact with the land and nature and can understand the necessity of such control. Sadly this passed into history a long time ago in the UK.