published March 7, 2013 by Ben Adams

Dream Hunts, what would you pick?

Like most hunters, since deer season is over, I’ve been thinking and looking forward to the start of the next season already. As I was looking forward to getting back in a ground blind, I started thinking about some “dream hunts/trips” I’d like to go on some day.

I’ve listed a few here but I could probably make a list so long it would take all day to type out! These trips are listed in the order I’d like to take them with the most coveted at the top.

1. Archery elk hunting…anywhere!! I have applied for the elk tag here in AR every year since they started it and haven’t gotten drawn for it yet, but like everything else, you don’t know if you don’t apply! To me, this would be the ultimate trip to just even get to go on, much less be successful and arrow an elk! It doesn’t even have to be a bull elk either! An elk hunt to me is the pinnacle of hunting. I’m sure there are some that would disagree, but hey, it’s my list! This has been at the top of my list for as long as I can remember.

2. Mule deer in Colorado. I would probably enjoy this trip for the scenery alone! I’ve been to CO several times, but never to hunt. The scenery never disappoints and I’ve even seen a few mule deer when I’ve been there. I don’t care if it’s with a bow, rifle or muzzle loader or whatever. Not too picky on this one! I know it’s a lot of hard work, but the idea of camping out with a group of friends and hunting all day sounds like a good trip to me!

3. Grizzly Bear hunting in Alaska. After reading Fred Bear’s Field Notes, this trip has been making it’s way closer and closer to the top. How awesome would it be to tell someone, “Yeah, I killed a grizzly bear….with a bow and arrow.” The name “grizzly bear” just sounds hardcore. From all of the shows about hunting in Alaska and all of the things I have read, this would probably take the hardest toll on a hunter both physically and mentally.

4. Moose hunting in Alberta When I think about hunting in the snow, for some reason, Canada always pops in my head. And hunting moose in the snow sounds pretty cool to me! This trip is on my list because a moose is about as big an animal as you can get! Camping out on a river bank and mix in a little fishing and I don’t see how this couldn’t be fun!

5. Red Stag in New Zealand A Red Stag looks like a cross between a moose and an elk. I just recently learned about this animal within the past few years. I don’t really know much about red stags but I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand and if you can mix in a hunting trip that’s even better! I know for sure I’d have to have a guide to show me the ropes but that wouldn’t bother me a bit. New Zealand has some beautiful landscape.

Some people may move this list around or add/delete according to what they want to do. Or they might say there’s a better spot to hunt. What would be your “dream hunt”? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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