My quest to hunt the world's largest land animal has been met with a very mixed response. The protectionists in my life hate it. My colleagues at work - well the girls aren't so impressed, but most of the lads are okay with it. Some of the hunters I know who long to hunt dangerous game are excited, but most hunters I know are giving me the "...I only hunt to save the koalas..." speech; are they serious? My wife's not totally convinced, but she's coming 'cause she wants to hunt giraffe! My four-year-old daughter wants to come along but understands it's just mummy and daddy this time - "...but I can come with you to hunt elephant next time daddy..." she tells me. She sure can. And my two-year-old doesn't get it - she reckons it's "...a little bit scary!"
So why hunt elephant? Why not?