DREAM ANIMAL...?

Discussion in 'Big Game' started by luv2safari, May 22, 2004.

  1. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    If you could take any one trophy,anywhere in the world...what would choose?...Why...?

    Mine would be a Marco Polo Sheep! 8)
     
  2. pigeonhunter

    pigeonhunter Well-Known Member

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    Either a Polar Bear, a Marco Polo (Cabelas books hunts for them) or a Desert Bighorn. But if I got any of the following I would want a full-body mount.
     

  3. luv2safari

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    Pigeon,

    I have the Desert Bighorn and am working on a way to do a Marco Polo...I've sold all the wife's rings, let the dogs starve, dodged the IRS for the last seven years, and sold the kids into slavery...and, I'm only half way there... :? :cry:

    luv2
     
  4. markIVbigblock

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    id like to hunt a rhino or a crocodile ive read books about guys back in the 50's hunting them

    Aaron
     
  5. gwp4ever

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    For me it would be any or all of the big cats.
     
  6. pigeonhunter

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    Re: re: DREAM ANIMAL...?

    Time to sell your truck and buy a Camry. Then take out a second mortgage :wink:

    Good luck buddy!

    By the time I have the money to hunt a Marco Polo, they probably won't be huntable anymore :( :D
     
  7. Anonymous

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    id have to say an alaskan moose, since i was a little kid, ive dreamed about being out in the alaskan wilderness stalking a massive moose, and id like a full body mount, which, id have to get a whole new house to put all of my trophys
     
  8. luv2safari

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    lip,

    Great choice...! They are a magnificent animal. :shock: :D

    Why don't you sign up and join the forum? There is a growing membership of hunters and shooters finding their way here, and I would like for you to join in. We have some fun and share good information...

    Kindest Regards,
    luv2
     
  9. stoogots

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    Hey PH whats a marco polo?
     
  10. clayshooter25/25

    clayshooter25/25 Well-Known Member

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    Re: re: DREAM ANIMAL...?

    Are they any different than the regular type of Moose?
     
  11. luv2safari

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    Much, Much BIGGER...!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
     
  12. clayshooter25/25

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    That's one big Moose!!! :shock: :shock:
     
  13. Anonymous

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    stoogots,

    Marco Polo sheep...Ovis ammon poli... :shock:

    It is the great sheep of the central Asian highlands, sometimes called the "suicide sheep" because of the terrain it inhabits on the edges of the Pamir Plateau. As a young man I heard a true story of a hunter who lost his life hunting Marco Polo when his horse slipped off a two foot wide trail and fell 3,000 feet into a river below. The hunter was walking the trail, leading the horse with the lead rope wrapped around his hand...they both went over... :cry:

    In 1959 the great outdoors writer, Elgin Gates, braved crossing a 20,800 foot high ridge and -14 degree temperatures to take his Marco Polo, the greatest trophy animal in the world, IMHO.

    The sheep is a big animal at 50 inches at the shoulder and 450 pounds. It has a wide 45-50 inch double curl horn. 8)

    Regards,
    ooops! I forgot to log on...luv2safari... :oops:
     
  14. CartridgeGuy

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    I agree with Alaskan Moose - kinda like that new record that has just been set. That would be excellent, but an African hunt would be awesome. Cape Buffalo would be neat.
     
  15. Anonymous

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    Polar bear, leopard, lion, and Cape buffalo in that order. A grizzly would be nice but I don't have that great of drive to get one unless maybe to the Kamchatka Peninsula. The idea of an exotic trip may be more of an impetous than the quarry. uglydog
     
  16. luv2safari

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    uglydog,

    You picked two of the most exciting animals to hunt there are, anywhere.

    A leopard hunted with dogs during daylight, or from a hide at night is a fearsome beast. :shock: :shock: When hunted with dogs, it is just a given that a dog or two won't be making the trip back to camp...alive...

    Cape buffalo can be a real Chinese fire drill at times... :roll: :roll: They seldom go down on the first three shots, even when well placed. They have a little trick of running off down the trail out of sight. Then, they back track a ways and lie just a few yards off the trail in the long grass or Miombo bush and let you walk past. Once past, they rush out from behind and at the side with a real attitude. :shock: :shock: :twisted:

    Cape buffalo hunting is the most addictive hunting of all, IMHO. 8)
     
  17. uglydog

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    Cape Buffalo and leopard would probably be my top two except for a couple of experiences with a polar bear and a lion. I had a close (about 9') brush with a polar bear in the wild and would like to get even with how badly it scared me. Seeing one that close with nothing between us really impressed me. The lion moved up in rank as the thought of them now cause the hackles on my neck to raise. I wonder if I have the nerve to face one after an incident I had where a lion attacked the handler. The sound of crunching bones still echoes in my mind at times.
     
  18. luv2safari

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    Polar bear have no fear, and lions have no equal... :shock: :wink:
     
  19. Drop-Shot

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    All I'm hoping for is an open season on grizzly in Montana,4years ago I talked to a game warden that said in the next 5 to 10 years it would have to happen cause more and more grizzlys are problems.I confronted a young grizzly that claimed a 4x4 elk I shot and that was humbling.He was only 3 1/2 feet till he stood up and the 220gr rounds I loaded in my 30/06 looked small compared to that bear.As I walked away I promised that bear that I would return! One day I will.Montana's official standing is your life better be in danger before you shoot one,and we will investigate and prosecute.They will re-issue tags lost to grizzly and right then they said they were protected.I'll go back one day and that bear wont have the upper hand.Drop-Shot
     
  20. claycrusher

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    I would probably want a Alaskan coastal brown bear... or....or.....or....... hard to make up my mind :lol: Maybe one of each? :shock:

    Jonathan