another way to look at it.
guns: you can buy a .30-06 off of the shelf for $299, you can also buy a .30-06 for $2299.
Are the 2 rifles the same. Nope. same thing with hunting, and comparing species.
Now do i think a rifle should cost $2299 no. Do people buy rifles that cost that, yes.
that is how i am comparing sheep hunting in alberta to hunting.