One of the main reasons for this trip is for Tim Herald to hunt a mature lion. The law in Mozambique is the lions must be over six years old in order to shoot them. Tim is a very ethical guy and wants to stick by this law because if a younger male is shot then their offspring would be killed by another lion. The law is in place to for the conservation of wildlife here in the Niassa Reserve.
A lot of hunters don't care about the six year law because they just want a
lion, so if they see a good looking lion like this one, they would just
shoot it. I think the fine is 5k, so to most of these guys that's like
pocket change. This lion was aged at about 5 years old, so Tim's guide
told him he couldn't shot it. I guess in South Africa some of the lions are caged in for rich hunters to come over and shoot them easily. This is very unethical. The lions have no chance in life. With this show Tim is ripping apart those operations and bad mouthing the hunters who pay for it and pretend like it is a real lion hunt. Here in Mozambique the lions are free to roam wherever they want, even through our camp. The populations are increasing, along with most of the wildlife, so the hunting is important to control the populations.
It was an amazing experience and the trip has just begun : )