I think it is foolishness and probably fake.
Sorry, but your thread reminds of what I was thinking this weekend while watching a hunting show. Evey guy on there successfully shoots a trophy buck/elk/whatever.
Which ain't that hard when they release a farm-raised Elk and wait for it to trot a couple of yards away from the truck (just out of camera view), and then shoot the thing.
I've no evidence that this is going on, so I guess I'm just suspicious. And jealous if there is no hokey-pokey going on.