“Hardships are quickly forgotten. Intense heat, bitter cold, rain and snow, fatigue,and luckless hunting fade quickly into memories of great fellowship, thoughts of beautiful country, pleasant camps, and happy campfires.”
You know you like hunting when not taking a shower for a full week, waking up at 345am to make it to your spot before sunrise, not feeling your fingers or nose for 70% of the day, when picking up animal poop to test the warmth and see if it's fresh...then getting extremely excited if it squishes and it IS fresh...getting turned around trying to find your way back to camp in the dark...you know you like hunting when all this stuff not only doesn't bother you but you crave it.
I will always choose a vacation like this over sitting around on some beach somewhere. Exploring mountains, picking up fresh bull elk poo (as in picture #4) and feeling the rush of knowing you're near it, going on adventures never knowing what will happen or what you will see that day, the satisfaction of knowing you worked HARD for it, the challenge of finding ways to solve unexpected difficulties....so...awesome. I love every chance I get to do things like this. Can't wait for the next one