A little over a month ago, we told you about the Alaskan hunting adventures of Charles Tate Moots.
Well that was enough to inspire one NRAblog reader to call us up to say, "Hey, what about me?"
That was Peter Dragisic of Berwyn, Illinois. Apparently Peter and his buddy Dominic Incavo headed out to the Kalahari Desert last year for a classic African safari. While on the great open plains, Dominic managed to get himself a lion. Here that story as told by Peter:
I went on an Africa Safari with my friend Dom last year.
One of the best days was the last of the hunt. After about four or five hours of tracking, we spotted two big males lions making their way home from a watering hole. They jumped up, started running, and we took off after them. One hung a left into the tall grass and the other decided to take to the trees. Probably looking for concealment or the element of surprise — an ambush perhaps.
It was amazing to see how how he jumped with a single spring. Agreeing upon a plan, we made our way towards the tree with the rifles at the ready. As we closed in, you could see his eyes kind of glowing in the shade. I'll never forget that moment.
The beast tensed, ready to pounce, and Dom took a shot. His perfect aim placed the impact right in the shoulder. The lion jumped down and walk a few steps and dropped. Like there could have been a better way to end a Kalahari Safari.
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