Texas and the U.S. have a long history related to the hunting of wild game. In fact, historically speaking, the native inhabitants and early American settlers of these regions would have never survived without it.
Increasingly, in recent years, the practice of hunting and the tools of its trade have been observed under newfound scrutiny. If this scrutiny was all applied out of necessity and based upon legitimate concerns or problems, very little controversy would be attached to their related campaigns. Unfortunately though, it is obvious to most practitioners of hunting, as well as to firearms and weaponry enthusiasts and advocates, that much of this public disdain and protest is based upon hearsay and a lack of well-rounded education on these subjects.
I believe as hunters we should never intend to go all out "Rambo" on any species of wildlife. That didn't work out so well for the American buffalo at the hands of early European settlers. Instead, I believe we have been placed upon planet Earth as stewards of this wide variety of wildlife. As such, we are to use the practice of hunting as a means to manage and control overpopulation of certain species and to provide a healthy food source for one another, all while applying the utmost in informed and safe practices and abiding by all applicable laws.
If all of these parameters are in place, hunting will remain not as any threat, but as a responsible and rewarding practice for all of its participants and recipients.