Hound hunting is virtually the only form of non-consumptive hunting, and is very similar to catch-and-release fishing. The ultimate goal of using hounds is not the harvest of wildlife, but the enjoyment gained in training, listening to, and interacting with the dogs during the pursuit.
This is the second time I’ve gone on this black bear hunt. Not disappointed. Arizona is a great place to go to be selective. The Apache have an amazing resource and I feel fortunate to have spent time there.