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Big Lion #8675232 08/28/22 04:42 AM
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Had an incredible hunt in the Save Valley in Zimbabawe a few weeks ago with Cliff Walker and Collect Africa Safaris, our target animal was obviously Lion which we got on day 3, one of the biggest Lions to ever get killed in the Save Valley, I was able to bring my 14 year old son for his 1st taste of Africa and it did not disappoint, all animals free range in true wild Africa, it was great to see wildlife thriving all being paid for by HUNTERS DOLLARS, the neighboring property had a sustainable population quota of 1800 elephants and had over 4000 on site and 400 were being transported to other propertys in the country, we saw all of the big 5 in 9 days including White Rhino in the wild, their was also Black Rhino around but we did not see them, it was great to be involved in the conservation of such an incredible and iconic species. Without hunters most of these animals WOULD NOT EXIST NO DOUBT IN MY MIND! Can't recommend Cliffs operation enough as the results are proven hunt after hunt. Also shout out to PH Bud Williams for putting in the work and treating us right to help make a memorable hunt of a lifetime.


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Re: Big Lion [Re: sparrish8] #8675233 08/28/22 04:46 AM
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Trip of a lifetime right there. Congrats! cheers


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Congratulations.

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Awesome lion! And a great hunt. Congratulations. up I've hunted the Save. Incredible place.


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Re: Big Lion [Re: sparrish8] #8675303 08/28/22 12:49 PM
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Dang sweet!

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fun trip for sure - great animals!


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Congratulations

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Looks like a Great Time!
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Holy smokes that’s a big cat.


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Re: Big Lion [Re: sparrish8] #8675452 08/28/22 03:46 PM
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That's one beast of a lion. The porcupine it also very nice, I see a whole lot of Bream Floats on his back side.

Re: Big Lion [Re: sparrish8] #8676066 08/29/22 10:35 AM
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Re: Big Lion [Re: sparrish8] #8677978 08/31/22 04:07 PM
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Wow
That is a big cat for sure
Any idea on live weight??

Great animals.
Congrats cheers


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Re: Big Lion [Re: sparrish8] #8678389 09/01/22 01:24 AM
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Geez that lion is massive. Congrats on a great hunt. Got my first taste of Africa this year and can't wait to go back.

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Very nice animals
Agree 100 percent about the conservation dollars been 5 times

Re: Big Lion [Re: sparrish8] #8678431 09/01/22 02:37 AM
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As others have said, Congrats on a big cat! Was he hunted over bait or is it spot and stalk? Would love to hear more about the hunt itself if you don’t mind sharing

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Great lion. Is it exportable from Zimbabwe back to US?

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Awesome, congratulations!!

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Most Outstanding!!! Thanks for sharing.

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Heck of an experience with your son to boot!! Great animals with a huge lion! Congratulations!!

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Originally Posted by ErikL
Great lion. Is it exportable from Zimbabwe back to US?


Curious about that as well, I remember seeing a bunch of hoopla about it a while back.

Either way, congrats on a huge Simba and one heck of a trip!

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Good stuff man!

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Congratulations! Awesome memories and trophies! Well done sir!

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Great lion. Is it exportable from Zimbabwe back to US?


Curious about that as well, I remember seeing a bunch of hoopla about it a while back.

Either way, congrats on a huge Simba and one heck of a trip!



It appears that it can be imported at this time however there is a section in the fy2023 budget of the Interior Department that would make it illegal it import from this country if it is passed. I wonder how that would effect this as it was taken before that would go into effect but as I understand when you hunt in Africa you usually don’t receive your animals until the next year.

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Great looking cat! Congratulations.

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That's amazing and so cool for your son to be able to go!

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