Then I think about one of my gunwriting colleagues. He's about 20 years my senior, has hunted all over the world. He has done more bird hunting and waterfowling than anyone I know--he's been to Argentina 50 or 60 times, for instance*--but for him every hunt is still as exciting as his first. It's typical to see him make an incredible shot then say, "That's it. I'm unloading my gun. If I don't shoot another duck I've had a great day."