I don't let them define it, but I don't disregard their presence and the influence they might get, prepare for the worst you know.
maybe it is just semantics we argue about, reasonable effort is kinda the wording in our laws aswell, and for us having access to a tracking dog isn't a hassle. as hunters we do have a code informal if you wish to follow, and shooting at another animal before your first is down violates that IMO.
and I do very much hunt for the meat, or predator/varmint control. So I want to get my meat, heck I take care of the animals we track from accidents if it isn't too mashed up and within a couple of hours.
tell me about the groundhogs and whatnot, surely there is a purpose to it? otherwise we might aswell okey claypidgeon shooting with real pidgeons