I have had hunts in high fence that were plenty sporting. I prefer free range, but it isn't always possible. How big is hunting and not just killing? I dont know. Red leg would say any fenced area. I disagree. I've hunted a fenced area in SA bigger than the elk unit I hunt in Idaho. We drove two hours in one direction and didn't hit a fence. Here's the problem with your argument. Who makes you the standard setter? I know plenty of guys that think rifle hunting is unsporting. Or hunting with a scope. Or hunting with a compound bow. Or a recurve vs. a long bow. Maybe there are people who think only a spear is ethical....or just your bare hands... I have fly fishing friends that equate fishing with a spinning reel to throwing in a stick of dynamite and waiting for all the fish to float to the top and scooping them up in a net. We all have our own standard. I thought long and hard about hunting a captive raised lioness but decided to put the money toward a hunt in the Zambezi for my own personal convictions. The problem is hunters putting down other hunters who are acting within the law. We dont need any more of that. Eventually opportunities will dwindle away until there is no more hunting because every hunter thought the next easiest hunters methods were "bullshit" and spoke out against them. There are plenty of people out there that think rifle hunters are chumps because bows are the "real way." It's a vicous cycle and in the end we all get screwed.