Before you send me an email spouting hate and murder please also remember this Lion and hundreds of others like him who die in Africa each day - why don't you wet your pants and shit yourselves over the loss of this lions life? Is it because you do not have a legitimate target to aim your insults at????
As professional hunters we have to witness this sight many times over in a year because of POACHERS and ILLEGAL killing of Lions, Leopards, Elephants and the list goes on. The reasons are numerous too - CHINESE DEMAND FOR IVORY AND LION BONES, LIONS KILLING LIVESTOCK DUE TO HUMAN ENCROACHMENT INTO WILDERNESS AREAS THAT DO NOT HAVE HUNTING ZONES, SNARING FOR BUSHMEAT AND PELTS?? THE LIST GOES ON
If you could take a moment, step back and objectively look at what trophy hunting does for the preservation of wildlife and HABITAT, you would understand why we as individuals can bring ourselves to do it - we are not murderous Aholes!
We hunt amdist gangs of men armed with AK47 rifles who do shoot at us if we investigate a carcass (this means we could DIE) - why would any sane greedy asshole as we are referred to, risk their lives for an elephant? or a Lion? in this manner - would you? It really burns my ass that while we are in the field hunting we stop illegal poaching, we are at risk of getting shot (DEAD), we arrest those who randomly place snares (this was the fate of the lion in the picture) - and then we are told by an IGNORANT whitey world that we are the problem?? Why don't you come out and have poachers open up at you with AK's then you have a reason to shout from the rooftops!
I personally do not like hunting Lion BUT I know that by allowing the legal MANAGED offtake of one mature non breeding male Lion a year, I can contribute NOT ONLY MONEY but I am saving millions of Acres of Africa where ALL wild animals (not only Lions and Elephants) can survive. This land would otherwise be lost to agriculture and deforestation if it WAS NOT DECLARED BY GOVERNMENT AS A LEGAL HUNTING ZONE!
There is no argument that more wilderness and habitat is protected under legally sanctioned hunting zones (written into law by the colonial governments) as well as many more millions of privately owned acres which are hunting ranches. THIS IS A FACT - you can't dispute it and this is what exists today. The Government controlled game management areas may not be the BEST solution to saving Africa's wildlife BUT IT IS ALL WE HAVE RIGHT NOW and it does contribute massively to Conservation. Again I repeat this:
WHILE WE ARE IN THE FIELD HUNTING WE PUT OUR LIVES IN DANGER BY PREVENTING THE POACHING OF MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES OF GAME - ELEPHANTS BEING THE PRIMARY ONE! WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR CONSERVATION? WOULD YOU TAKE A BULLET FOR AN ELEPHANT?? IF SO THEN COME ON OUT AND JOIN US!
THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU GO ON AN EMOTIONAL RAMPAGE!
No Hunting - No FUTURE for WILDLIFE!
This POACHING incident was undoubtedly fuelled by an increased demand for ivory by Chinese locals living in Zambia, being able to easily procure the contraband and illegally get it exported in an environment of corruption and graft! WAKE UP PEOPLE - this is happening all around us on a daily basis in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, even Kenya. While HUNTERS do not cover all the protected areas in Africa we do prevent this from happening simply by having a presence in the Hunting Zones we operate within.
SafariBwana's "Rough Hunts "
I've always looked to those way out places where only the hardy survive as the ultimate test of a hunters will - not from the point of hardship, but rather from their acceptance that hunting in a vast open uninhabited wilderness is enough reward and the trophy is merely an achievement not a must have.
We offer you the opportunity to experience our Africa in a rougher style, a more authentic or rustic manner of safari – nevertheless a true challenge and adventure. By law we cannot allow you to hunt without a PH so we provide the basics, the very basics and then the rest is up to you. A good PH, a land cruiser, some rudimentary camping equipment, first aid supplies, clean water and dry goods for your trip – naturally trackers and helpers are also present. Sounds very much like a camping set up BUT here's the difference – there is no set camp nor a campsite, no roads where you will be heading, it is just virgin territory with a healthy population of game to seek.
We have over 900,000 acres of open undeveloped hunting land for you to explore – at your own time and your own risks and decisions – bring your own gear, pre order food supplies, load up and head into the bush!
Zambia offers hunting in the classical sense, vast open wilderness concessions where Africa's large beasts wander freely, pretty much as they did a 100 years ago in relative solitude. Of all Africa's hunting countries, Zambia must stand amongst the top 3 as the destination of choice for those seeking the true African hunting experience. No matter if you're after the larger beasts or simply seeking the solitude of an African wilderness hunt, Zambia is where you'll find the safari of your dreams.
Our flagship property lies in the famous Kafue region, an unfenced private hunitng Eden often refered to as the very best hunting property in the whole of the country. Mushingashi Game Conservancy offers 100% success for the discerning hunter in an environment that is classic unfenced Africa. With a competent team of professional hunters and staff this is currently the premier hunting property in Zambia for those wanting unfenced hunting adventures!
Mushingashi offers the classical Safari hunts with Zambia's largest Sable regularly taken:
16 Day Leopard, Sable and Buffalo Safaris - Leopard, Buffalo, Sable, Roan plus a full bag of plainsgame species
10 Day Cape Buffalo OR Sable Hunt - Cape Buffalo, Sable Hippo, Crocodile plus limited plainsgame species
7-14 Day Sitatunga Expedition Safari - Zambezi Sitatunga, Black Lechwe, Tssessebe, Oribi plus various indigenous species at our game ranches across the country.
1-3 Day Kafue Lechwe option is available
Zambia has some magnificent private UNFENCED hunting properties offering Sable, Sitatunga, Roan, Livingstone's Eland, Puku, Chobe Bushbuck, Sharpe's Grysbok, Kafue Lechwe, Black Lechwe, Defassa Waterbuck plus all the other prime animals like very big Kudu (55" plus), Warthog.
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