a reply to: boymonkey74
Oh ya! I read this story some days ago, seemed he was a dentist from Minnesota payed 50K for his guides to kill a lion, from what I read they just
tied a carcass to a jeep or truck, and lured the lion out, then when it got to the spot, the guy shoot it with a bow, then his guided tracked it
till it died, at which point the guy shoot it again when it was dying a whole day latter, and got a headpiece for his collection. He is trying to say
that this was all legal and he did not know it was on a park reserve, or that the lion in question was protected, and put the blame on his guides
saying he did not know.
Between this and the whole ivory trade online, on craigslist I think there was something about them not allowing the trade of ivory or monitoring for
it, but thats not likely to happen, as time and time again has shown that were there is a profit there is a way. And there was another thread around
here again about how elephants are going extinct because of the ivory and poaching trade in as little as 10 years. Well you do the math and you to
will see the future.
I have nothing against hunting, but not for sport, and not endangered species. Its just retarded. But ya! lol. The great white hunter, has to have
some others tie a carcass to a car and lure a lion out to a spot were he can shoot it at his leisure with a compound bow. Not much of a sport in that
as well, this was more like a leisure cruse and shoot a animal at this spot type of thing it seems. # the only they could have made it easier is if
his guide helped him pull back the string on his bow and aimed for him as well.
And those bows, can be lethal and deadly most especially if you dont make a clean shot the animal can literally take days to die from the wound. I
know because I was thinking of getting a compound bow, not for hunting or even sport. More because were moving in a more nature setting, and I looked
online at the area were moving, and I did not think there would have been any dangerous wild animals in the area, as its not really in the boonies or
anything, but on a county site were people call in about such things or wild animals they seen on there property or in the area.
I found this sort of call ins about the area. "Cougar sighted in area, or cougar kills a family horse during night, or black bear and cubs sighted
in the area please be on the advise, there was even a sighting of a wolf, and pets or animals being killed if left off at night, even advice about how
to deal with black bears and not leaving trash out overnight, or even about barbequing and what to look for in terms of tracks and claw marks on trees
and there seasonal habits, and even from some years ago one guy was mauled by a bear while on a hike in a nearby forest park with his buddies and
dogs" I was like. Oh man, here i thought the worst would be that maybe I would run into a racoon or coyotes wondering by, but it seems in that area
its more likely to run into a brown bear then a coyote in the area.
So since were none of us all that much of gun people, I think at the very least a compound bow may come in handy, or if not, just something to
practice at for fun, and keep around just in case till things settle down and after. So been looking at those bows. And they are no toys that is for
sure, after all this guy killed a lion with it, but also it does take some skill and practice to use most especially in making a clean kill with it,
you literally have to know animal anatomy as well. But if this guy just shoot it and it died the next day? Then mighty hunter here and guides who got
the lion to come out and in his line of sight probably just aimed for the biggest part and target, and let lose, as it took the lion a day to die from
Even these jokers seemed to have done better then our dentist, they at the very least made a quick kill. So yes those bows are no joke. But ya! Must
be quite a gig for these "guides" getting payed 50k to find a lion some some overweight city slickers can sneak up behind it at a watering hole and
shoot it. Its ridiculous, how is this hunting when all they do is sit around having breakfast and wait around on there "guides" or "tracker" to find
something and drive and take them to a spot were they can shoot at a lion. I mean WTF! These guys act like big # when all they did is have breakfast
and drove around a truck all day while somebody tracked it, then when they spotted it they shoot it. Big freaking woop. The guy even has his link at
the bottom if anybody is willing to pay 50k for a run at these hunts.
Link to lion hunting gigs