SouthFloridaAngler wrote: »
Why you so scared gandy?
Mister-Jr wrote: »
Trying to take a lion with a crossbow is like trying for marlin with a Zebco. I suppose it can be done, but what is the fricken point?
navigator2 wrote: »
Personally I wouldn't with either bow or gun, but that isn't the point. Bears are hunted with bows all the time. Much larger game are bow hunted frequently. You'd have to ask them, I don't big game hunt. :grin
Mister-Jr wrote: »
How many people are ethical hunters with a bow for large game? Maybe a handful, certainly not this guy.
Maybe next time he could get them to tranquilize the target and he could run over and stab it to death with a knife. What a story for his patients!
Dr Palmer is my go to dentist, he is my mane man!! I'm not lion!
Fish Haid wrote: »
They want to send the guy to jail prison for killing a lion...
chubasco wrote: »
Doubt that illegal hunting is an extraditable offense.
Mini Mart Magnate
Polar wrote: »
I hope he gets diverticulitus, and the guy who killed cecil
ANUMBER1 wrote: »
Leaving Florida... take a developer with you!
mississippi mac wrote: »
there is no reason, nor excuse to kill an endangered specie....
he'd had as much respect from people had he "shot" the lion with a DSLR, printed it to 24"x36", and had it canvas mounted....
as you were....
According to police spokeswoman Charity Charamba, Palmer will face charges of poaching, the AP reported. Emmanuel Fundira, the president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, said that Palmer's whereabouts are currently unknown.
The conservation group alleges that Palmer worked with the guides to lure Cecil from the national park to an unprotected area by strapping a "dead animal to their vehicle."
Once the animal was off the national park land, Palmer allegedly shot Cecil with a bow and arrow, but did not kill him. The group then tracked the wounded animal for 40 hours, ultimately shooting and killing him, Rodrigues said. Cecil was skinned and beheaded.
"The saddest part of all is that now that Cecil is dead, the next lion in the hierarchy...will most likely kill all Cecil's cubs so that he can insert his own bloodline into the females," Rodrigues said.
A stateside official expressed anger, too. U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a Minnesota Democrat, in a statement late Tuesday called for an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see whether any U.S. laws were violated.
The two Zimbabwean men facing charges include a landowner and a professional hunter, according to a joint statement from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and Safari Operators Association.
Neither of the men had a hunting permit, making the kill illegal, according to the statement.
Palmer, 55, told the Minnesota Star Tribune earlier Tuesday that "some things are being misreported," in regard to the lion's death.
Turner River Terror wrote: »
Fred Bear killed an Elephant and several Lions with his bow...:grin
He was most likely filthy rich and didn't know how to hunt either...:huh
Mark O. wrote: »
His brother has been shot. (the lion's not the dentist's)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), became particularly controversial when Newkirk expressed her desire that Palmer be put to death.
“Hunting is a coward’s past time. If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property, because shooting him in the park would have been illegal, he needs to extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged,” she wrote.
joekat46 wrote: »
"Coalition Partner" - that may be lions speak for a male that hangs around the fringes hoping the dominate male is distracted enough he (subordinate male) can sneak in and bred one of the females.
joekat46 wrote: »
Time to dig out and re-read my old Peter Hathaway Capstick books on hunting African big game in the 1960s and 1970s. His book Death in the Dark Continent has a full chapter on lion hunting. Well worth the time.
gandrfab wrote: »
Work with me, "scary times" I ain't scared.
Are you trying to pick up the slack while 33T is MIA?