My original lion hunt, scheduled for June 2013 in Mozambique, was cancelled a week before my departure because of unrest and security issues in the Tete area where we were supposed to Continue reading Hunting Mozambique→
Editor’s note: On Fridays we delve into the extensive Safari Club archives and dust off a gem from yesteryear. This week we join PH Dennis Blackbeard and his client on an exciting stalk for a beautiful Botswana lion. This article first appeared in the November/December 1993 issue of Safari Magazine.
The African lion is one of the most challenging and dangerous hunts. The lion is rightfully placed in the African Big Five for good reason, and virtually anyone who imagines an African Safari envisions the big maned lion charging the implacable hunter shouldering his European double rifle. We searched through the extensive SCI Record Book archives and bring you the Top Ten African lions. The SCI Record Book is one of the most extensive databases of wildlife in the world. Have you created your hunting legacy?
#9 Mark Reeb’s black maned lion measured 26 14/16. Mark bagged him near Lupande, Zambia in 2006.
#8B Steven E. Chancellor took this big male near Chobe, Botswana in 1997. He measured a 27 SCI.
#8A There are quite often ties when records are entered. Randy Stocker nailed this beautiful lion measuring 27 even, near Kilombero, Tanzania in 2002.
#7B W.T. Heard bagged this 27 1/16 beauty in 2007 near Burungi, Tanzania.
#7A Daniel Chancellor took this 27 1/16 lion in Maun, Botswana in 2005.
#4 Steven E. Chancellor bagged this big male in 1995 in Chobe, Botswana. He measured 27 6/16.
#3 Brian Busch Sr. harvested this big 27 11/16 male in Gaza, Mozambique in 1999.
#2 Gary Woodall took this huge 28 1/16 beauty in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley in 1999.
#10 William Mosesian took this 26 13/16 lion near Kilombero Tanzania in 1996.