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THE LAST OF A DYING BREED
When hunting for elk, cougar or wild sheep some sportsmen choose to take the easy route in scoring game animals for their trophy room. They hire an expensive PH (professional hunter) as their guide who guarantees a comfortable experience to a hunting location with a near 100% proven rate in shooting their next big game animal to hang another head in their trophy room to impress their friends. The guide tells him where to stand, which animal to shoot and when to pull the trigger, then has his contracted laborer to prepare and ship the trophy to the client’s home via FedEx!
In contrast, the true sportsman pursues the thrill and excitement of the adventure found in booking a big game hunt. He wants to hunt with a proven guide and outfitter who understands how passion for adventure is deeply embedded in the heart of a man.
Bruce Smetana is featured on the cover of The Christian Sportsman and definitely fits the latter description. As a guide & outfitter who understands the sportsman’s deep desire to live on the edge of adventure in harvesting his own game, he believes that the guide’s role is merely to assist by providing knowledge and adequate logistical support, along with essential accommodations. Planning and preparation provide just as much of the excitement and adventure as pulling the trigger on harvest day! But the shooter determines his own destiny!