JimboCrow wrote:I'll tell you something I probably shouldn't, but here goes. I'm very stubborn about not leaving a hunt without at least a few harvests, so over time I've come to believe I've noticed a pattern. Call me crazy, but whenever I fight through an obviously horrible spawn, I tend to find at least one pretty decent trophy animal. I'm not saying I haven't also taken leaderboard material in a good spawn, but I find that if I stick it out through a lousy spawn I quite often (more often than not) will eventually come across a taxer. It might just be coincidence, it might only be my human pattern-seeking mind playing tricks on me, but there it is. Maybe it's because when there are fewer animals around I'm not just shooting up the place, and so not scaring hell out of everything within earshot. I dunno, but it SEEMS to work for me, so that now I always stick it out in a bad spawn. Several of my all time personal bests have come out of the worst spawns. No joke.
There's a lot of truth in what Jimbo said here. Maybe I'm crazy too!