Growing up in a poor home, I was never afforded the luxury of going on any exotic hunts. After getting married and settling down into the life of a school teacher, I still didn't have the money to explore distant places and hunt expensive animals. I was content to hunt the big game animals around me. That doesn't mean I didn't have some fun hunts and didn't enjoy what I was doing. I really did! It just meant that I didn't think I could afford a great hunt.
Then in the late 1980's, I put some money together and decided to do my "hunt of a lifetime". I booked a self-guided caribou hunt to a remote area of Alaska. We flew to Anchorage, then down to King Salmon and finally out of Naknek by float plane to a small lake out on the tundra. I'll never forget sitting there beside that little lake thinking that this was my "hunt of a lifetime". How could it ever get any better? And it was a great hunt. I have a nice caribou hanging on my wall to prove it.
But after you go on one "hunt of a lifetime", you can't get it out of your system. I had to do more. Since that time, I've been on several "hunts of a lifetime" and each time I wonder how it can get any better. My buffalo hunt in Montana was one. My moose hunt in Alaska was another. My mountain goat hunt in Washington. My red stag hunt in Germany was still another. And how do you beat my hunt in Africa? All this to ask the question.... is there really a "hunt of a lifetime" Or is my lifetime made for hunting?
My question to you, What would be your "HUNT OF A LIFETIME"? Where would you go and what would you go after? Maybe this has been covered on this forum before, but it's always fun to dream and tell others of your dream.
I'll start this..... my hunt of a lifetime would be a Muskox hunt in the Arctic.