Being published in national magazines like Guns & Ammo, American Handgunner, Outdoor Life etc for years. Earning awards & recognition from wildlife groups, nature organizations & sporting goods industry members etc doesn't mean anything.
When you read a guy's work for 30yrs and all it screams to you is "I kiss the butt of anyone who pays me"
, then yeah, it doesn't mean much. Same for Craig Boddington and a few others.