I don't think the outrage from the locals and ecologists is unwarranted. Legal hunting can be a good and honest activity and even contribute to the local ecosystem in population control. On the other hand, it takes a special kind of person to use animals for target practice, endangered or not. Medical professionals tend to call these people psychopaths, and they really have no place in our enlightened society, and certainly no place in the officer ranks. (We tend to use the words "gentlemen" and "ladies" when referring to officers, don't we?) Of course, I'm not saying these guys did what they're accused of and are deserving of such ridicule. We'll let the courts decide that.