I just read your commentary on why you are a hunter. I have attached a PDF copy for my friends to review. The only two words that come to mind to describe you are "LOW LIFE".
But, my comment is that I seriously doubt that you, or hardly any other hunter, would dare venture into the woods to hunt if the deer, etc., could shoot back. In that scenario, you would (to use your words) get a real "mixture of exhilaration and fear". What say you Mr. Big Bad Hunter?
Shooting a defenseless animal is akin to slapping a baby.... Not much sport there....