Lifetime bronze benefactor
One of the few good things about getting older, is to no longer feel the need to "stuff" every big game animal I shoot. I have always done primarily euro mounts (for instance, I have yet to hang a whitetail shoulder mount), and I always have taken lots of photos. One morning, I had the incredibly liberating realization, that it wasn't necessary to actually bring everything home physically. I know people who will not go back to Africa because they have no room for any more taxidermy. That means they are walking away from a passion because of a lack of space. Jeez - photos are OK! And not paying the taxidermist, importer, exporter, etc will buy you another hunt pretty darn quickly. A lot of guys in the hunting industry get to the point a lot quicker than most of us. My friend Tony Makris has taken two or three dozen buffalo. He is passionate about hunting them. Should he quit hunting them because he doesn't own a gymnasium in which to hang them? Like the meat itself, the horns won't be left in the bush.