Ever wonder how we choose the hunt reports we publish? Dozens of reports go into our database each month, but most don't get written up in The Hunting Report
. Limited space and time force us to be selective. If you'd like to see your next report featured in our pages, here's what you need to know.
First, we strive for geographic balance (North America, Africa, Asia, etc.) and balance in categories (horns and antlers, teeth and claws, mountain game, wilderness hunts, even gamebirds). But the deciding factor is how much a report helps subscribers to find a great hunt and decide if it's right for them. That's where details come in. Not just any details, but the right kind of details.
Taking a record book animal deserves celebration, but not everyone will take a trophy like that, so it's important for fellow subscribers to know what they
should expect on that hunt. Was it the only animal you saw, or did you pass on numerous good-but-not-good-enough trophies to either get the one you wanted or go home empty-handed? Some of the best reports are those in which the hunter didn't connect but still recommends the operator for effort and delivering everything he promised and could control....