Thinking about no or limited taxidermy
I have an upcoming Buffalo/Plains game hunt in Zimbabwe. Game targeted -Cape Buffalo/Kudu/Impala/Warthog and Zebra. My first time to Africa.
This hunt stretches my budget and one way I justify it is that my wife and I go after experiences, not things. We simply don't have a lot of stuff. I fear that taxidermy and shipping is far more than I thought.
I need to think about this more and sharpen a pencil-etc.
One concern I have is would the PH (a very respected name) have any problems with that? Would he have me shoot a smaller animal than otherwise? Ie-he is not taking it home anyway-so it doesn't matter.
The thing (mounts) are not as important to me as the experience. Maybe I would rather use the taxidermy money to go on a future hunt instead.
Any thoughts? Obviously, if I shot a far above average animal of a species I would mount it.