This is kind of a rant thread but I am curious if others have experienced what I am going through. I have become increasingly disenchanted over the last few years hunting here in AK. This kind of reached a climax last year when I finally forked over some $$ to do a fly in trip for sheep in the Brooks. The hunt did not go well and we spent a lot of time in the tent. Now, I realize that one has no control over the weather and that is part of the hunt. What sucks is the money part. It seems like the more money you spend for a hunt the less fun it is. I would say that we are just an average middle income family. I can afford to do these hunts but hate the pressure that comes along with them. Last year, I felt like I a had to shoot a sheep as I knew it would be a while before I got the chance to do another fly in hunt for sheep like that. Maybe it is the whole sheep thing. i have been so focused on shooting one of those suckers and am now 0-3. Again, that part doesn't bother me as that is hunting. The part that bothers me is the money spent to do those trips and the associated pressure attached to them. I am going to switch it up this year and try to do a hunt that will allow for a higher rate of enjoyment. I have done several fly in bou trips that were a blast. The money wasn't that crazy and the atmosphere was so much more laid back. Maybe it is because I have shot a bou and wasn't concerned with shooting my first one.
I don't know, am I crazy?