I will admit that a bongo hunt is a lot cheaper than going to Africa, if done in Texas ( by about 10-20,000). I would still rather go to
Africa for most other things.
Of course you are right! I don't see many Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo, lion, or Leopard, wart hogs, Bush pigs, or giant forest hogs, in Texas either, so there are exceptions. I too would rather go to Africa, and I wouldn't shoot Bongo anyplace other than Africa, even if they were $600 a head! I have no desire to shoot a Bongo anyway, but the Bongo is not the prize, but where you have to go, and what you must indure to get a shot at him that is the value in a Bongo hunt!
Don't get me wrong, I've shot pleanty of exotic game in Texas, so that is not the thing that bothers me, when these animals are no longer available in their native lands, you have no choice. Sittunga, and Bongo are two that should be hunted in their own habitat, IMO. Others may do as it suits them, it just isn't for me with those two animals, regardless of price.