I lived, hunted and guided part-time in Alaska from 1991-2005, and before moving north, I made two other hunting trips there, taking every big-game species available on that barren tundra multiple times except a musk ox. I’ve also made five hunting trips to sub-Saharan Africa, shooting everything from Cape buffalo, lion and leopard to many different plains-game species.
I’ve hunted both places with rifles and bows. After all that, I can tell you that both are about as much fun as a person can have with their clothes on. Generally speaking, on a per-animal basis, hunting in Alaska is more expensive than hunting African plains-game. But if I had to choose one over the other, I’d take Alaska every time. Here’s why.
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