I tend to agree with diamond hitch on his earlier comments. Personally, if I could only hunt one animal, it would be a bull elk with a bow in September. When I have been lucky enough to hunt Africa (3 times so far) It has been an experience that I wouldn't trade for anything.
There are many and varied reasons to hunt. We all have our own ideas. Seeing or killing lots of game is more important to some than others. We each take satisfaction in different parts of our hunting experiences and to different degrees. The hunt that I truly love the most is the one I am on or the one that is coming up next.
I find it easier to stay inspired in Africa because of the number and variety of animals, but easier is not always better.
I love egg salad sandwiches. Eating filet mignon does not spoil me for eating egg salad. They are both something that I like to eat. They are the same in some ways and vastly different in others. My own experiences hunting here in Canada and in the US have been wonderful and memorable. Less animals per hour (seen or shot) does not take away from my experience. I would not trade my NA hunting experiences for more opportunities in Africa, but I also would not trade my African experiences for more other hunting opportunities.
I hope that I am conveying my feelings clearly. I do tend to ramble
my three cents (much too long for two cents)
Well put. A good hunt doesnt need to be a long hunt but it also doesnt need to be a successful hunt either. Success is the cherry on top of a sunday, whether it is there or not you still have the entire sunday to enjoy.
Originally Posted by M. Egan