Joined: Mon 20 Apr, 2009 12:33 pm
Location: Hanahan SC
NRA Member: yes
Carry Permit: yes
Favorite Firearm: Mossberg ATR 100 in .308win
Favorite Ammo: American Eagle 7.62 168gr OTM
Personally, I have to say that when I have the opportunity to hunt (NOT stuck 15 feet up in the freezing rain for four hours), I do feel a bit of a thrill in it. Not for the opportunity to get a trophy, but in the skill needed to be able to approach a deer or game animal, or to be able to conceal oneself well enough to go undetected by the animals around you. As for trophies themselves, although I have none currently, I see any plausible ones in the future to be a sign of respect for the animal in a sense, A reminder of what was required to attain the goal. Not saying of course that my past attempts have been only for the trophy, as I much like venison, although it'd be better were I the one to attain it.