- Mar 17, 2011
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- Germany, NZ, Australia
So I guess I'm worried that I *can't* get excited about another hunt as I'd have to answer the question: "Where will put the trophies?" I don't know - so can I hunt?
Does running out of space for trophies mean you can't hunt? I guess that's where I'm at, and I appreciate the vast wisdom of the good folks here.
Welcome 375HH. Actually, this question has been bugging me for a while. I have hunted for a long time now, and I have never taken a trophy. Recently I shot a big old boar, took the lower jaw back home and boiled the teeth out to see how big they were, and now I have no idea what to do with them. I have so far not been to Africa, but I have been thinking about this for a while. I, honestly, hunt for hunting's sake. I think, overall, I would prefer to hunt more, take photos, keep a journal during my safari, and not spend money on taxidermy that I could spend on hunting. So, for what it's worth, that would be my advice to you: hunt for the joy and the memories, eat the meat or see it utilized by the locals, and let the other bits return to the cycle. It does not diminish the respect you have for the animal you hunt that you do not take bits home with you.