No African hunter can ever forget the gaze of intense yellow eyes calculating from within dense thorn scrub, the earth shattering roar or the crunching of bones in the darkness. Try hunting a hungry lion that has no fear of man, on foot, in dense vegetation...you'll come away with a new perspective on life…
The African lion is without question the King of all African predators and the best known of all the Dangerous game, most respected, and most feared. It is said a hunter will respect a Lion 3 times, the 1st when it is heard; the 2nd when seeing the track; and the 3th when you see him. He is the largest of the African cats, weighing in at between 400 up to 600 pounds. He stands nearly 4 feet at the shoulder and measures about 10 feet from nose to tail. He is extremely nimble and fast, able to cover 100 yards in 3 to 4 seconds. Unpredictable and he will finish what he starts. An ambush predator, if he is hurt he will be intent on doing something about it. A minimum of .375 caliber, as is the lawful minimum in most African countries is require. 375 cannot always be guaranteed to make a one shot kill, so you may consider a larger caliber if you shoot it well. First shot placement is the most important, as the follow-up on a wounded cat can be extremely exciting and super dangerous. A poorly shot lion will lie in wait and is capable of great speed in a charge. When a lion charges, he will typical target just one of the party of hunters and will be intent on doing deadly harm. The lion in full charge can be an extremely difficult target and only a large caliber rifle can be counted upon to stop this big cat.
As with Leopard, a Lion can not absorb a good dose of Hydrostatic shock. Therefore a fairly fragile bullet that will expand easy and transfer its kinetic energy while creating a large wound channel is ideal.
in the North-West communal area of Namibia is where we hunt lion ,depending on permits every year. These Lion are normally hunted with baits. The procedure is to first hunt bait, usually Gemsbok or Zebra. Then hang or fasten the carcass to a limb or tree in an open exposed area. The bait is then checked every day until there has been a hit. A large spoor or long hairs on the bait signal the building of a blind. Shooting will most likely take place from a well constructed blind, situated in an easily accessible position downwind and 60 – 100 m from the bait.
The concession that forms a part of the shores of lake Cahora Bassa in Mozambique is a one of the places in Africa providing our clients with a truly wild and unique experience, this area is hard hunting.The old trophy lions typically have large bodies and scruffy manes.
A jewel hunting place of 35 000 acres of unspoiled Acacia bush-veld on the outskirts of the Kalahari desert in South Africa, offers some of the best Lion hunting in Southern Africa today. Huge maned Lion gets taken here year after year. This is where we hunt our Lions. Our clients take a domestic flight to the town of Kimberly in the Northern-Cape Province and drive with us a 4hour drive to a luxuries lodge, alternatively there is a landing strip on this privately own reserve and a charter flight is always a great way of seeing the country while on route to the experience of hunting lion.Hunting is done on foot and it is guarantee to be an exited few days ahead.