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I looked around to see if this has been discussed in the past, didn't find it. If it has been talked about, sorry for the repeat. I had a conversation with my Dad a while back about this and want to hear opinions. Most of us at one point have heard hounds sounding off in a canyon or mountain while out hunting. They sound like they're right by you, of course they could still be miles from you. They get louder and louder. I've never been on a hound hunt, but that has to be one of the most exciting hunts. Hearing those dogs & knowing in front of them is what you're after! The anticipation and excitement growing! I will go on a hound hunt at some point for sure. I also think it's a great way to be selective on animals to harvest, allowing time to determine age, and sex etc. Here's the question; you're out hunting and hounds sound off coming closer & closer. You've got your bear or lion tag in pocket. Bear or lion shows up in front of you. Do you shoot? We know bear or lion opportunities can be sparse for many. I feel like it we would be success behind somebody else's hard work in a way. My Dad pointed out that luck shows up in many ways too. Sometimes a buck walks out at the last hour of the last day of your hunt for no reason at all, or a bear or lion just happens to be run right to you. The "X” factor of hunting, being at the right place at the right time. Would you feel it could take away from the accomplishment? Has anyone had an experience or situation like this? Hound hunters please share your thoughts.