That's the whole point of me posting this. To me the friendship is more important than the trophy! I have done some swaps and can say I have made life long friends doing them.Swap hunting is certainly a great way of avoiding the many high priced hunts on offer. I have been fortunate enough to have swapped with fellow hunters from five different countries and its not just a business type situation as the friendships have developed to the point of multiple return hunt trips that are no longer swaps but done as mates. None behind wire/pen hunts all truly free range btw.