Just curious on people's opinion on a cull hunt for someone's first hunt in Africa. I have never been a big trophy hunter. But I can't lie by saying that I have no interest at all in a nice trophy, it's just that there are other things, like just living the experience of hunting in Africa, that I place a much higher priority on. Plus it seems like to me that taxidermy and all of the associated costs is a big chunk of the total cost of a safari for something that isn't a real big deal for me. So would a cull hunt be a good start or just something I'd be kicking myself for afterwards if I did it my first time out? How about a cow buffalo hunt? I have seen a few advertised and from what it seems like is that it's a big 5 hunt that's close to the cost of a plains game hunt. After all, a big five hunt is my ultimate goal someday and if a trophy is not my main goal this sounds pretty good.