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The Great Cats - Lion & Leopard Hunting

Zimbabwe is home to Africa’s great cats, both lion and leopard. Unlike hunting the other members of the Big Five, which are taken by tracking, lion and leopard require skillful baiting techniques to lure them into range for a shot. Often likened to a chess match, the hunting of lion and leopard requires both patience and persistence. For this reason, if a lion or leopard is the priority on your safari, the hunter should be prepared to dedicate the majority of his time and effort to this pursuit. The thrill of watching a great cat appear on your bait is worthy of the effort required and will long be remembered as a highlight of your African adventure.

The hunt will begin with the shooting of bait animals. Once your baits are secured and bait sites established, the hunt begins. Baits must be checked daily and replenished when required. This can be a very tedious and time consuming process, but it is vital to the success of your hunt. Once a bait has been hit and your P-H has determined that it is a shootable male, a blind will be constructed and the waiting game begins. This often requires great patience as you are attempting to lure a mostly nocturnal predator into a shootable position during daylight hours. When it all comes together, and your cat appears at the bait, you will experience one of the most exhilarating moments of your safari career.

SEE SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF GREAT CAT HUNTS
LION SHOT PLACEMENT DIAGRAM

Shot placement diagram courtesy of "The Perfect Shot" by Doctari.
LEOPARD SHOT PLACEMENT DIAGRAM

Shot placement diagram courtesy of "The Perfect Shot" by Doctari.
 
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