Everyone has their own way of finding some peace and quiet. For you, it might be a mellow walk down on the Platte River Trails. For me, it's watching a Montana driver get stopped dead in their tracks by hundreds of elk.
If you visit Yellowstone National Park now, you'll find feeding bears solidly in the "don't" column. But, there was an era many years ago when people were not only allowed to feed bears in Yellowstone, the practice was sort of encouraged.
When you go hunting, you hope you'll run into a big buck. You also understand that seeing a mountain lion is a possibility. It's not common though to see both animals in a mortal battle which is what some Colorado hunters witnessed recently.