I grew up hunting but we did not hunt anything that mourned it's dead. An elephant is nearly as smart as we are, they form very close family groups, and they mourn their dead. It just doesn't seem right to hunt any creature like that. Moreover, because of the ivory trade, they are at risk of being extirpated in the wild so hunting them is not fulfilling a predatory thinning the herd purpose like hunting deer does.
Anyone that disagrees with this ought to read The Elephant Whisperer: