Dugaboy:I start by trying to explain what brings this question on for me.I once saw an ad/tape of a man that walked to within a few feet of an elephant that had well over 60lbs of ivory on each side and weighed 5 to 6 ton and calmly shot the packy right between the eyes with a paintgun and caused a bright red splotch to appear on it's head.The elephant shook it's head,turned to the left and walked off.I have never been blessed with the opertunity to test my nerve on elephants or rhinos but realise that (from experience)a domestic cow weighing half a ton or less can cause more fear to rise in me than a false charge by a bison/buffalo weighing twice as much.Or a poodle dog can cause me to cringe from fear that he might nip my ankle when the sight of a griz/brown causes little alarm when he shows up where I am fishing.(in Canada I am not even armed)Anyway,I have felt these emotions when in contact with NA animals,both domestic and wild.I can't explain it but the basic reason I am there is to not only collect a trophy,but to test my ability to feel emotions and have thoughts and yet function and place a clean shot where it will count.So far I always was able to function appropriately.(even tho I didn't know what I would do.)The two scenarios I have often wondered about were going into the bush after a cape buffalo/or asian buffalo when I knew I was not going to have much time to place a shot where it would stop him and how it would feel to walk within a few feet of 5/6ton of elephant and place a shot to stop him.There are many challenges to bravery in the hunting field but these two are the ones I have often wondered if I would be up to the requirements,mainly due to the fact that I could,if I desired,be anywhere else on earth and possibly this will be the last bad decision I will make.Can you describe what goes through your mind,what you are thinking/planning at this time.Are you fearless?Is everything connected and you are thinking clear?If you attempt to answer this don't be afraid you might sound like a bragart.Just give your view on how it feels.I know you are a brave hunter or you wouldn't accept the challenge of the hunt which I have felt some but by no means all of the emotions.And by the way,why are we braver banging on a pan with something than we are while holding our favorite hunting rifle? Thanks for listening to an old man ramble.(I hope others join in and tell of their feelings,I chose to address Dugaboy because of his African experiences which I have none of) (these feelings are the basic reason for me being there.) ,,,sam.