I usually don't get into these debates, but...
First off, those accusing Founder of being in it for $ for inches.... to me, I see Founder as a guy who has an incredible passion for deer and finding big bucks. I don't believe he is using this as a get rich quick scheme (if he were, he'd be charging a lot more)... my impression is that the scouting service is used to help fund his passion, which enables him to do what he loves.... Finding a way that allows you to recoup some funds to spend more time in the field, I totally get it.
Secondly, the photo/film debate... I'm not a lawyer by any stretch of the imagination, but seeing how the law is enforced... I think it would make sense to conclude that the intent of this law is targeted at films or photos that are themselves sold for profit (actual film production, framed photos, etc)... in Founder's case, it is not the photo or video that people are paying for.
... so a question to those that tout he is in violation the permitting process... have you ever picked up a horn on public land, and then sold it some time later? Isn't that considered removing a resource from public lands for profit? Should we require a permit to do that as well?
I don't believe Founder is trying to weasel his way out of any permits, but there isn't any that he would categorically fall under. As he has mentioned, if he was in violation, it would've been enforced by now.... it'd be like some knucklehead telling you that you need to get a CDL to tow your 30ft camp trailer behind your F350. Then when you tell the knucklehead that you actually don't, he responds by saying "well you should do it anyway"......
On that note, let me ask this question of Founder: If you knew of a permit necessary at this time to keep the scouting service in compliance, would you obtain the permit? Just to clarify for those that are bashing you for non-compliance.
Wyoming definitely caters to the Outfitting industry, beyond what I believe to be constitutional in some cases. (Nonresident hunting restrictions in Wilderness areas)
Before everyone completely bashes me, the scouting service does leave me a little conflicted. However, I believe Brian's intentions are honest. As long as I am left with the impression that he is merely trying to recoup some costs so he can spend more time in the field, he has my support..... I would find it objectionable if he was constantly in a helicopter scouring the mountains for the biggest buck in a given unit, so he could auction the info to the highest bidder.