the hunt is not for a trophy lion, but an excess of lions, both male and female are present. i will try for a 3-5 year old male and settle for a lioness if the last day approaches without a male. the daily rate totals $3,500 (if you follow lion hunting prices, this is unbelievable, and the trophy fee is $11,000 for a male, $4,00 for a female, if successful). i snapped this one up as i will never be able to afford a trophy lion hunt ($50-70,000). my wife is not even too unhappy either!! this will take place in the east central part of namibia near the kalahari. i will take my .375 h&h with 300 gr nosler partition bullets. if all goes well, i might also get a red hartebeest and a caracal. the price for a lioness is a bit more than some of the mountain lion hunts i have seen, although the airfare is steeper. but it is a hunt in africa.
the hunt is for ten days and it came up on another hunting forum. this is relatively short notice, so like other sudden problem animal or cancellation hunts, time to respond is limited and depends on what you have availble. i am fortunately able to schedule my time off almost when i want it. you have to cruise the hunting forums regularly to find these. this one was on accuratereloading.com.
that was my question, in your post you say that you couldnt pay 50-75k for a lion hunt, but 3500 x 10 plus a male trophy fee of 11,000 comes to 46k without airfare. I could also be reading your post wrong. I am by no means calling you out, just curious thats all. Please don't take offense.
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...