Trophy hunting lions in South Africa
Trophy hunting lions in South Africa and hunting African lions
What is the scientific name for lion: Panthera leo
Can you hunt lions in Africa
According to the hunting laws of most African countries where lions occur, it is legal to hunt lions in Africa. Legal lion hunting safaris can be conducted in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania and a few other African countries. Several by-laws can restrict lion hunting safaris and dictate which animals may be hunted and how many of each. These restrictions are adhered to by all ethical lion hunting outfitters. African lion hunting safaris are subject to the issuing of tags which may determine the availability of lion hunting opportunities in certain countries.
With Hunting in Africa Safaris we hunt lions ethically and legally allowing the lion hunter to hunt on fair ground and according to the fair chase principle. An adequate lion hunting caliber according to South African hunting laws is a hunting rifle with a minimum caliber of 375.
An African lion hunting safari package price we quote is the price you pay so there will be no nasty surprises at the end of the lion hunting safari
Hunting information for hunting African lions
Best caliber for hunting lions – 375 or any other larger caliber is a minimum legal caliber to hunt dangerous game with in Africa. Lion hunting rifles should be of larger caliber to stop a charge.
How much does it cost to hunt a lion - The cost to hunt lions appreciates according to the size of the mane. We have lion tags available and can negotiate a really good deal so please enquire!
Is it legal to hunt African lions – African lions can be hunted legally in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania and a few other African countries.
Average hunting distance in when hunting the African lion – 40 to 60 yards
Helpful hints and tips when hunting the African lion – Hunting the African lion is traditionally done in one of two ways:
One – by baiting. Bait is set up in much the similar fashion to that of lion, excepting that the bait is not all the way up in a tree to make it accessible to the lion. Drags are created and a blind / hide is built soon as the lion starts feeding.
Two is to walk-and-stalk. Soon as fresh tracks are found, the hunt is on. The tracks are easily lost on hard ground. During the midday heat the hunter can expect to find lion in a shady spot.
Bow hunting information for bow hunting lions
To bow hunters who are looking forward to bowhunting a trophy lion or lioness: we would like to remind you that a wounded lion is extremely dangerous. A lion charge must be stopped by the Professional Hunter (PH) with his / her rifle.
Best recommended draw weight for bowhunting the African lion – Any increment greater than minimum draw mass may be used, but the minimum required draw weight is 95 lbs.
Shot placement when bowhunting lion lions – refer to diagram below.
How much does it cost to bow hunt a lion - The cost to bow hunt lions appreciates according to the size of the mane. We have lion tags available and can negotiate a really good deal so please enquire!
Is it legal to bow hunt African lions – You may legally bow hunt lion in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Helpful hints and tips when bowhunting African lions – The most common form of bowhunting the lion is from a well-constructed hide. Walk-and-stalk hunts are available but be aware of the fact that the Professional Hunter may have to protect life and limb by shooting the animal in case of a real charge.
African lion habitat: Lions can adjust in a wide range of different habitats from semi-desert to bushveld to open savanna. They do not adjust to equatorial forest.
African lion reproduction: Litters on average are from 1 – 4 kittens and can be born any time of year.
Shot placement when hunting lions – this also applies for shot placement when bowhunting lions
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General lion facts:
Lion gestation period: 110 days
Average shoulder height of the African lion: 48″
Average weight of a male lion: 330 lbs – 500 lbs
Average weight of a lioness or female lion: 240 lbs – 300 lbs