Don't get me wrong -- I'm done buying guns from Wal Mart, and it's just one more reason for me to steer my business away from them. They pretty much lost me awhile back when they started putting out the cheapest Chinese junk they could find. I usually go elsewhere where I'll spend a little more to get quality. Wal Mart doesn't have much an outdoorsman in Alaska can use.
But I hate to see a business, particularly one as big as Wal Mart, thinking it can get favorable press coverage by appeasing antis. It amazes me that people smart enough to run a business that large can be so naiive as to think that doing this sort of thing will do anything but put blood in the water for them.
This is an awful lot like what Smith & Wesson pulled a few years back when they tried to make the antis happy. The difference is that I don't think Wal Mart cares if it loses sportsmen's business.
The record books, that are put out by Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young and where I live is Henry Kelsey they are a great way to research a state or a province for big game. This does take some time but the knowledge it gives you, can be very valuable. Not all hunters have their trophies recorded, as where I live after the Hanson Buck became the new world record typical Whitetail, we saw a flood of hunters and now that has happened, some hunters are shying away from the record books but...