Plenty evidence building through studies of trophy hunting to ‘fund’ conservation that it is having a negative effect, as generally the best trophies are also pack, or herd leaders and they are taking out those with the strongest genetics and leaving the weaker or smaller animals to breed. The ways in which man meddles just never ends.
@old guy I despise trophy hunting, but it was my understanding ‘hunters’ typically killed animals that would otherwise be killed by the rangers themselves. If there are two elephant bulls vying for the same cows. Or there is an old bull who is no longer effectively mating and holding up the birth rate of the herd. Etc etc.
Have you got any links to any said studies I can read?