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Work with me, "scary times" I ain't scared.
Are you trying to pick up the slack while 33T is MIA?
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
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!
Saw this on the fake FB page yesterday. Pretty epic!
He was most likely filthy rich and didn't know how to hunt either...:huh
Oh my! That's far worse than regular prison.
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It appears it could be according to our extradition treaty with Zimbabwe. But even worse (better for the dentist), the dentist violated U.S. law and could be tried here.
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I am just here for my amusement.
check the "other forum". :grin
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....
The Real White Dog
if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
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Leaving Florida... take a developer with you!
Shoot, who wants a pic of a cat with a giant radio collar on?
Dr. Walter James Palmer is going to pay one way or another. Luring the lion out of the park with the meat, then shooting the lion (probably from the vehicle....my guess/not a fact....yet) all the while knowing that the lion had become accustom to safely approaching vehicles....which is how he became famous in the first place, leads him (Dr. Palmer) well short of the "sportsman category" in my book.
This is going to cost him and he has only himself to blame. Stupid move...very stupid.
No sympathy from me.....
So he is claiming ignorance saying that the guide was directing the hunt.....not buying it...not right now anyway. he was a very experienced hunter, been on Safari before....he let his "Passion" get the best of him.
I AM NOT A RACIST
I AM NOT A RACIST
While stationed in Alaska in the 70's I knew a guy who got a Dall Sheep with a bow. only a very small handful had ever accomplished it.
Fred Bear was one other. And it was done with a recurve not a compound bow.
I just heard that this is not as it was first reported. The brother has been reported to be alive and unharmed. :huh
As it turns out, Jericho is not Cecil’s brother, but a “coalition partner,” as the Associated Press reported.
Oh.....and there is this.....from Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
I AM NOT A RACIST
Add - it seems Zimbabwe has added a layer of bureaucracy to any future lion hunts. You can still pay big bucks for a license but now must additionally take a Zimbabwe official with you on the quest.
BTW - the picture I just viewed of the evil Dr. Palmer, his guide and the beloved Cecil show other than a crossbow. If you use a forum called Florida Sportsman please take the time to learn the difference.
LOL ... and you were chiding others for sloppy research
it's a survival thing ... male lions are kicked out of prides once they mature ... lions who have brothers group together until they can form a pride ... a lion without a brother will partner with another lion who has no brother in order to survive ...
nothing more than the buddy system used in combat ... no buddy = death
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 (first one I grabbed) has a full chapter on lion hunting. Well worth the time. His books are pricey even on Amazon so maybe your local library has yet to purge them from the shelves. Nothing would surprise me regarding this circus.
He was an excellent spinner of tales ... like a lot of bartenders
Man-Eaters of Kumaon is a book written by hunter-naturalist Jim Corbett. It details the experiences that Corbett had in the Kumaon region of India from the 1900s to the 1930s, while hunting man-eating tigers and leopards. One tiger, for example, was responsible for over 400 human deaths. Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Corbett's books and contains 10 stories of tracking and shooting man-eaters in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of the twentieth century. The text also contains incidental information on flora, fauna and village life.
Also by Corbett
The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag. Oxford University Press, 1947
No need to lash out at me just because you're scared Matt.