I am with edge on this one. "Sporting" is in the eye of the beholder. THere is also numerous degrees of high-fence hunting. On one extreme there is the not so recent court case with a TV celebrity hunting deer in a fence so small they could not frame it out while filming the deer. On the other end; there is a fence all the way across Australia. With ocean on one side and a fence on the other it could be considered a high fence hunt, but NO ONE would consider hunting down under as un-sporting. I am cosidering hunting buffalo in the future and since I'm probably not lucky enough to get a tag in the Montana lotery or head to Utah for their hunt I will be hunting ranch buffalo. I have seen, and watched on TV, these hunts go from a cow shoot in a corral to a free range hunt on huge ranches.
We could go on all day with what is and isn't sporting, I am glad that I don't have to address rules on wheather animals belong in the record books. I agree that animals shot in small enclosures should be excluded, but I have heard that some of the ranches in Africa are fenced. HUGE, but fenced. Where do you draw the line?
Genises 27-3: Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison...