You know, I get it. I truly do. I understand about the stalking of the prey thing. I've even done it.
Its not for me but I get it.
What I don't get...
What I don't understand is why do you hunt what you hunt?
You can hunt wild boar in the American South because there are an invasive species that needs to be culled or else they take over. Plus they are dangerous. Cool. knock yourselves out.
If you need to hunt down a rogue tiger or elephant because they have endangered the populous. OK sure. I got your back on that one.
Even if you are hunting elk, antelope, deer, pheasant, etc. That's fine because the hunters that hunt these normally eat them too.
But walking into a lions territory and gunning him down. Nah that's not cool.
How would you like it if you were sitting at home and someone kicks your door down and says “ill give you to the count of 5” and then hunts you down and kills you just to have their picture taken next to your cold corpse.
Why kill a giraffe? Thats like going onto a farm and shooting farmer Joe's cow.
There is no sport in killing a docile animal.
There is a difference between killing a deer and a giraffe. The deer is going to be eaten the giraffe is purely for the sport.
As for elephants, that's just wrong. Clear across the board, its wrong.
I would rather see you give a 9mm to another human and then you can hunt each other. Now that would be sporty. That would be worth the picture.
Hunting a grizzly bear with a Bowie knife? Go for it. Hunting anything with just a Bowie knife is cool by me. That shows you have stealth and patience and endurance. Shooting a grazing animal from a football field away just shows you have a strong pocketbook.
I don't see it as sporting unless the animal has the same chance that you do.
A sporting chance as it were.