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roy reali
December 12, 2007, 11:20 PM
Most of us probably spend some time dreaming of going on an hunting adventure. Africa, Alaska, or even South America is an experience of a lifetime. One major drawback for many of us is financial.

So lets say you just won a contest. The prize is that you can go on any hunt, anywhere in the world. All expenses will be covered. Travel, lodging, licenses, guide fees, the whole thing will not cost you one red cent.

Where would you go? What would you want to hunt?

December 12, 2007, 11:29 PM
Jurrasic Park... to hunt a T-Rex! ;)

Alaska - Bear Hunt

December 12, 2007, 11:43 PM

I'd go after more of the herd animals like Kudu, Eland and such. I've no desire to hunt the large cats, the myopic Rhino, Elephants and certainly have no desire to test the humor of the Gods when taking a Cape Buffalo.

December 13, 2007, 01:11 AM
Can I hunt known criminals like drug peddlers? Half-joking, I assure you.

I'd like to second the Alaskan bear hunt idea but add some other Alaskan animals and make a good two or three week's hunting and fishing out of it. Travel between different terrain by float plane, different lodges and camp sites. I guess I've been playing Cabela's Alaskan Adventure PC game too often.

December 13, 2007, 03:00 AM
Haha sounds like somebody's fishing for good material for the Weatherby contest. :P

December 13, 2007, 08:17 AM
Alaska....in a heartbeat.

Heck, I probably wouldn't even take any game, I just want the experience of being there. Photos and memories is all I need at this stage in my life.

And i get bringing several fishing rods too, right? :D

December 13, 2007, 09:35 AM
Red Stag in new Zealand, addidng a tahr to the hunt would truly make it a dream hunt.

December 13, 2007, 09:42 AM
Another vote for Stag in New Zealand. OR Boar in the Black forest.

December 13, 2007, 09:47 AM

Cape Buffalo.

December 13, 2007, 11:12 AM
Alaska for Dall sheep and Yukon moose and then black bear on Vancouver Island with Jim Shockey.

December 13, 2007, 12:39 PM
I think a barren ground caribou hunt in the Yukon Territory would have to be it. I know caribou are not terrifically difficult to hunt, but just to be on the tundra one on one against them would be the ultimate experience for me.

If not that, Africa for plains game. No Big 5 or dangerous game, just antelope, eland, oryx, wildebeest, etc.

December 13, 2007, 01:35 PM
The one I am saving for now - pack in wilderness archery elk, when the bulls are lighting it up.

Maybe not the most exotic, or most dangerous, or expensive - but the one hunt I dream of.

Maybe after that gets crossed off, I will get more creative.

December 13, 2007, 01:45 PM
Alaska (maybe Canada) for a big moose! :cool:

December 13, 2007, 02:01 PM
Probably British Columbia to hunt brown bear, black bear, moose, and caribou - all with my Liberty compound bow.

Close second would be Africa (not sure which country) for Cape Buff, Lion, Elephant, and plains game. NOT with a bow though - I want the adrenaline rush that comes from the DG, but I'm not stupid!

December 13, 2007, 02:59 PM
Alaska (maybe Canada) for a big moose! :cool:

My dream as well and throw in a Musk Ox too.:D

December 13, 2007, 03:41 PM
I like the red stag new zealand hunt idea as well, although I really would enjoy a buff hunt in namibia, or maybe urdu and lion. Argentine dove hunt would be exciting also.

Boar in the black forest

On horseback, with a boarspear? That'd be exciting.

December 13, 2007, 03:51 PM
"Alaska....in a heartbeat.

Heck, I probably wouldn't even take any game, I just want the experience of being there. Photos and memories "

+1, 4 sure!

December 13, 2007, 04:48 PM
Dangit you guys - you made me remember - yes, musk ox in Canada, too, as taylor said! And put New Zealand ahead of Africa in #2 spot behind BC, Canada - beautiful and a wealth of game down there, from red stag to mountain goat to younameit. To me, hunting is more about beauty/pristine wilderness/aesthetics than it is the game, and Canada and New Zealand have Africa beat in that department (though Africa is beautiful as well).

December 13, 2007, 05:02 PM
Alaska...For Fishing and a Carribou/Bear hunt. Then Dall Ram..and while I'm at it, Might as well whack a few Sika's while I'm there on Kodiak. Eat some crab, and more crab...

December 13, 2007, 06:09 PM
For me it would be hunting Marco Polo sheep and Dagestan Tur in Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan. The terrain is just as challenging as the animals.

December 13, 2007, 06:25 PM
HOOWEEE! This is a fun one! For me it would be no contest, I'd choose a lion hunt. Not shooting a lion over bait, but a real month long safari of tracking a trophy lion, sleeping in temporary camps, shooting plains game for camp meat, the whole Hemmingway or Capstick experience. I've found an outfitter who does this and its six figures.

December 13, 2007, 06:39 PM
Either a lion hunt or a white tiger.:D Maybe ill settle for a regular tiger...:D

December 13, 2007, 07:44 PM
Mountain Goat with a longbow. No one else around. Just me, the elements, the bow and arrows that I handcrafted. The challange of a lifetime.

December 14, 2007, 01:20 AM
North America.
Lots of thing to hunt from Alaska and Canada down to Mexico.
2 big bears, 7 types of cervines, 2 goats, 2 big cats, An ox and a bison and 2 pigs.
That's a three week trip with a couple of days for travel. Vary each animal by different types of terrain and we're talking about a very long vacation.

December 14, 2007, 05:36 PM
Not to be pedantic, but 2 big bears, 7 types of cervines, 2 goats, 2 big cats, An ox and a bison and 2 pigs.
2 big bears- grizzly is a big bear, and brown bear, but they are the same animal. Black bear are pretty small.
7 types of cervines- cervids, deer family, include moose (3 types), caribou (3 types), elk (3 types), deer (6 types I can think of off the top of my head)
2 goats- there are no goats (Capridae) native to the American continent, but there are Mountain goats (Antilocapra). They are a unique species, as are Pronghorn antelope.
2 big cats- Mountain lion is certainly a big cat. Jaguar is big but is protected. Ocelot is also protected. That leaves the small cats (lynx, bobcat, margay maybe) that can be hunted.
An ox- ?? drawing a blank on this one?? Cape buffalo are a true ox.
a bison- Wood bison and plains bison.
2 pigs- 1 pig and a peccary (if you are referring to javelina). All pigs are the same genus and species (Sus scrofa), whether you hunt Russian boar, ridgebacks, or feral pigs, they are all the same thing.

All in all, I want to hunt with Buzzcook! Looks like he is going to be having some fun!

December 14, 2007, 06:01 PM
Africa- Cape Buffalo and Elephant, plus a Lion as well.
They have a good chance of bagging you if your not careful, as well.
As Jeff Cooper once said,"Danger, not variety, is the spice of life."

December 14, 2007, 06:32 PM

Been to Africa now I have to answer all the freakin questions on the medical records part about going to Africa.

December 15, 2007, 01:08 AM
Sorch if your going to wish for something you know you're not going to get wish big.

Your right I wasn't being taxonomically correct. Thanks for pointing out the error:)

December 15, 2007, 11:47 AM
Hey scorch,
Grizzlys (Ursus horribilis) and Brown bear (Ursus Gyas) are not the same
Or the second big bear could be a POLAR BEAR thats pretty big.
The pronghorn is a goat native to North America
Jaguar can be hunted in North America, just not in the United States..
While the musk ox isn't a true ox, its English name is musk OX
Same with mountain GOAT
And Javelina (Tayassu tajacu) are a different genus and species than true pigs.
Just saying, he was right about a lot of the animals you felt like correcting him on...

December 15, 2007, 01:01 PM
Grizzlys (Ursus horribilis) and Brown bear (Ursus Gyas) are not the sameUsed to be they were considered different species. Brown bears and grizzlies are the same species, Ursus arctos, and have been considered the same species for quite a few years.

Or the second big bear could be a POLAR BEAR thats pretty big.Yes, I thought of that later. In Canada you are still allowed to hunt them, but you can't bring parts back to the USA since they are listed under the trade in endangered species agreement. In Alaska they can only be hunted by Natives, IIRC.

The pronghorn is a goat native to North America
While the musk ox isn't a true ox, its English name is musk OX
Same with mountain GOATAlthough Pronghorn and Mt Goats are referred to as goats, they are not goats, neither is the Musk Ox an ox. And Pronghorn are not antelopes, either.

Just saying, he was right about a lot of the animals you felt like correcting him on.Just saying, I would like to go hunting with him for all of those species.

December 15, 2007, 11:50 PM
Hard choice between Alaska and Africa there. I never knew about those Red Stags until I saw that Outdoor Channel show tonight. Well NZ looks nice.

But the redneck in me says, dream hunt is just the good old Lower 48 hunting the next Hogzilla, with a revolver. Close to home, I can bring home the meat. If I had to pick my favorite vice it would be Bacon.

Though if you're talking dreams as in Dreams, that T-Rex hunt would be up my alley. 4-bore, black powder, big ol' lead ball.

December 16, 2007, 11:24 AM
Well I'm not leaving the country :) Put me in the middle of the rut in one of the Rocky Mtn. states with a giant bull elk fired up at me calling at him. He runs up the hill toward me and at 20 yards away now I'm now at full draw....trying to control my emotions to place a double lung shot on the giant! If that doesn't get your blood flowing nothing will! :D

December 16, 2007, 04:06 PM
44Capnball and Brian429 bring up a good point.

If this is a dream hunt we're not just talkin about a lot of game; we're talknin about a lot of game with a lot of different types of weapons.

Teddy Roosevelt hunted in Africa for 9 months. I think we could make Teddy look like a member of PETA.

December 16, 2007, 07:03 PM
I've got to go Africa. A month long safari hunting the BIG 5 would be outstanding.

December 16, 2007, 09:26 PM
To Canada or Alaska for a moose & black bear hunt. It would be nice to have a week off to just hunt Rabbits & Ruffle Grouse in my own back yard.