Why Elephant?

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**Before I get into it: I am not against hunting elephant- at all- nor am I against the hunting of any game creature walking this planet. This is simply a question behind subjective motivation or appeal.

I'm interested to hear from those of you who have or plan to hunt ellies: what's the attraction or motivation FOR YOU? I understand the conservation aspect, as with any species, I also understand the PAC side of things. My question is more aimed at what the appeal is to you as a hunter on a personal level?


In addition, what's the hunt like? I know a lot of guys who have hunted them and the statement that pops up a lot is "you hunt elephant with your feet", so obviously lots of walking.

Then lastly, I'm quite an emotional hunter- I get attached to what I'm hunting. I'm sure the emotional ride while hunting them (and after the shot) must be pretty intense, anyone willing to share experiences?

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You hunt a huge iconic animal..I love the thrill and excitement of the hunt itself..and the rifles and calibres involved...to me it is the pinnacle of hunting..

It is also about nostalgia..to still be able to do what elephant hunters did early in the last century..
 

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I have been close to elephants in the wild, and yes, there is a certain feeling which I cannot explain.

So, I would just love to go through the experience of hunting one, (a good one) if I can somehow afford it.
 

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Elephant hunting, done properly, is one of the toughest hunts you will experience. You cover a lot of miles and when you close you are facing one of the most dangerous and intelligent animals that exist. They are incredible creatures and the hunt is challenging, rewarding and emotional.
 

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Elephant hunting, done properly, is one of the toughest hunts you will experience. You cover a lot of miles and when you close you are facing one of the most dangerous and intelligent animals that exist. They are incredible creatures and the hunt is challenging, rewarding and emotional.

Not to mention that it is also addictive, and dangerous to your wallet. I have a tuskless on the menu as an addon for August.
 

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