Whew, Boy!....you don't want to get me started on the subject of ethics and hunters! The littering issue is just the tip of the iceberg. The list goes on and on....irresponsible ATV use, road hunting, disrespect for landowners, wanton waste, trespassing, general disrespect for game laws, ignorance of regulations, disrespect for the game being hunted....we could fill up the page here. These are all a blight on responsible, ethical hunters.
In fact, those that go afield and do any or all of these things are not "hunters" at all. They are criminals....ethical and social misfits...that really don't care a whit about rules and regulations, much less "ethics". They are trying to take what they can get, and get away with whatever they think they can, without regard for anything or anybody else.
Unfortunately, many in the general public lump them and us together as "hunters", rather than recognizing and acknowledging that the percentage of our ranks that participate in such behavior is small. That problem is compounded by the fact that anti-hunters do their best to try to portray us all in that negative light.
Several of you have stated that you try to counterbalance the harm done by these misfits by your good deeds. There are many who do the same, and we must continue to do so, and we should be doing all we can to let the general public know that we condemn these abusers. We must also keep pressing for stiffer penalties against those that are caught abusing our lands, wildlife, and the rules and regulations that are in place to protect them.