I'm sure that there are many well accomplished hunters on this forum that have traveled internationally to fulfill their bucket list hunts. For me, I am starting on the journey for preparing my personal finances while I still have time (28 years old). I am going to detail my strategy below, but hope the wiser/more creative hunters could chime in on how they finance the addiction! I'm lucky to have a wife that is on board with getting our finances lined out and in quick order. We should have the cars and student loans knocked out by the end of this year. Hopefully the house is paid off over the next 5 years. With that said, I am thinking about starting a "hunting fund" and simply investing what I would've been paying on the student loans monthly and build up an account over my life and skim the interest off to either fully pay or support paying for hunting trips. I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility to get an annual average return of 8% per year investing in solid mutual funds. I should be able to start investing now and have an account worth around $250k by the time I am 50. I know that I don't need all of that to fulfill my bucket list, but it makes sense to me to just start tossing some money monthly and only go on a trip here and there until I am closer to that goal. I know personal finances can be...well personal, but any insight that you would be willing to share is much appreciated.