In some ways it sounds similar to what happened to the wolf in this country and what will happen with re-introduction. Farmers raise cows for money, lions eat cows. Yep, the lion is going to die. Along comes the sportsman that wants to shoot the lion as a trophy and concern for the demise of the lion comes forward. Sportsmen pay a lot of money to shoot lions, farmers don't get much of it! Game departments, outfitters and PH's want to preserve the lion, they make money off of it. Farmers want it gone, it costs them money.
They have a wild game farm in my state that allows animals to run loose and you have to stay in your vehicle. The only bad thing is that some of the pastures are a bit small. Game preserves are a great thing to preserve animals like the lion.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...