Only Texas could gay up something like hunting sooooo badly that poachers are seen as heros.
Some have no clue as to how some monied Catholics in a sea of Catholics used money and bullets and paid off lawmen to move or kill poor Mexicans off their small spreads to amass huge land masses over the ages while having to pay essentially no significant taxes on it due to money under the table and crooked politicians.
Pay a threatened poor farmer a lot of money for his place one evening and have your riders come back after dark and knock on the door. When the guy opens the door shoot him and threaten the kids and mom will tell where the money is hid.
Do that a few times and word gets around. Offer a guy money and they just pack up and leave town.
Many big ranchers were so benevolent they just gave land for highways away. It was supposedly too worthless to sell. A few bucks under the table to county tax assessors and it was easy to hold several hundred thousand acres together.
The law was that the game belonged to the people of Texas. Ranchers could pay for trespass fees to hunt but they couldnt sell the peoples deer. Well billions from oil bought and changed the laws on that. Now they run a few worthless cattle to keep the taxes down and effectively have stolen and own the peoples deer.
Rather like Hitlers black forest or the Kings deer of Great Britain.
Yeah, Robin Hood was just another no good poacher.
Work the peons to death and tax their ass to pay for the counties or kings expenses.
Ain't America great.