they are tough as nails and not much of a sporting hunt...neighbor shot one few years back an when he took it to the taxidermist he told me the guys at the shop laughed their arses off at some fool paying to shoot one....but hey it was his dime! same guy has a Scottish Coos steer mounted too in his basement..hairy looking thing with wide horns.
Yeah, I wasn't expecting a real physically/mentally challenging hunt from a Watusi, I wouldn't do it for those reasons. That's what free range deer hunting and turkey hunting are for, and an elk hunt, at least for me.
I think I'd have to find another taxidermist if mine decided he was going to laugh at me when I am about to shell out $1000+ for him to mount something though.
There is something about the look and feel of a bolt action rifle with a walnut stock that pleases me. Call me old fashioned, but the character of the rifle I choose to own is equally as important to me as how that rifle performs.
I’ll be the first to admit that the lack of weight in a carbon fiber stock is awfully nice when chasing elk in high country and that any synthetic could help a bit when mother natured decides to rain on your parade. My own preference, however, is to...