Lion Hunting in Africa

South Africa's Landmark Decision: Closing the Chapter on Captive-Bred Lion Hunting

Posted on Jul 27, 2023

The timetable for closing captive-bred lion hunting has not been finalized. A likely scenario is that a date will be set when lion hunting permits will no longer be issued. This will likely be followed by an order calling for all lions in captivity to be euthanized. At that point, only wild lions will...

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Hunting Non-Exportable African Lions

Posted on Nov 27, 2016

I think that most serious hunters have entertained the idea of hunting the African lion. The lion is a challenging and dangerous animal to hunt and is possibly the most...

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Captive-Bred Lion Importations Denied to US Hunters

Posted on Nov 18, 2016

On October 20, 2016 Dan Ashe, Director of US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that sport hunting of wild and wild-managed lions does contribute to the long-term conservation of the species in...

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Musings on Lions, Hunters and Hunting

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

It is now post Cecil the Lion and things are beginning to approach normal. What will be the effects of the world-wide outrage that was unleashed? Was it justified? And will it have long-tern effects on the future of lion hunting?

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Lioness Hunt in the Kalahari Desert

Posted on Jun 6, 2015

Modroo set the sticks 35 yards from the thicket and I quickly cradled in the Sabatti for a shot. Our lioness would not remain still and began pacing back and forth. The pacing route kept her in the thicket and a clear shot was obscured. I stayed on the sticks for fifteen minutes waiting to fire.

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The Best Lion Hunting Areas in Africa

Posted on Apr 28, 2014

Finding a full-mane free-range lion in Africa today is getting harder to accomplish. The development of large full black manes is thought to be hereditary, many traditional lion hunting areas have had these fully-maned lions taken as trophies, and over the course of several lion generations, they have been largely removed from the gene pool.

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Hunt Your African Lion Now!

Posted on Apr 27, 2014

(African Lion Hunting is Under Pressure)
Lion hunting in Africa is currently under attack from multiple fronts. One of the primary threats to future lion hunting is not even in Africa!

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