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When is the BIG 5 not the BIG 5?

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    If you shoot a lioness or tusk less ele is it still considerd that you harvested one of the big 5? Or are only the male species considered?

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    To me, and I believe to most people, it will remain big 5.
    The threat to your life remains there. A tuskless ele is as dangerous as any other. It will still trample you to the ground. As for a lioness - who does most of the hunting in the pride? She will do as much damage as the male...

    Thats just my opinion though....

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    If you shoot a female species it is considered part of the "BIG 5". A lot of people have completed the "BIG 5" by taking a female lion or tuskless female elephant.

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    As info, There are tuck-less bull elephants.

    And yes they are part of the big five...unless you can find where they are not....and provide the information to support it.

    Cape Buffalo cows are also a big 5 animal...i surprised you did not bring that one up...

    Plus, female rhinos are a big 5 animal...
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    Thanks for the info. I always considered female species part of the big 5, just didn't know if anyone else did. If I ever get to complete my dream of 4 of the 5 (rhino will never happen on my budget), I know that most likely a lioness and tuskless will be involved. Again thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biddleman View Post
    Thanks for the info. I always considered female species part of the big 5, just didn't know if anyone else did. If I ever get to complete my dream of 4 of the 5 (rhino will never happen on my budget), I know that most likely a lioness and tuskless will be involved. Again thanks.
    I never thought about it before you brought it up actually.
    I can not find any mention of sex in the definition anywhere.

    There are places to Dart (Green hunt) Rhino!!!
    SCI considers this in their records for the BIG 5!

    I still have to get a picture of a Lion to finish off my BIG 5 with the "white gun". (Camera)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICKBURN View Post

    There are places to Dart (Green hunt) Rhino!!!
    SCI considers this in their records for the BIG 5!
    It should be noted that it is no longer legal to dart (green hunt) Rhino in Namibia or South Africa.

    SCI no longer accepts entries for green hunted Rhino from either Namibia or South Africa.

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    I have heard that a South African safari company proposed "vitamin darting" and that it not recognized by SCI as a "green hunt" for Rhino. Anyone have any more recent info as to whether "green hunts" for Rhino will be ever be reconsidered in the near future?

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    Here is the article I am talking about: -http://huntforever.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/rhino-darting/

    Any new info on whether this is true would be appreciated!

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    FYI: Some further research: it appears it IS again legal to enter a vita-darted rhino into SCI book for "Big 5" status. See article by Herb Atkinson, Chairman , SCI Record Book & World hunting Awards Committee. Article is dated October 4, 2012, in "Within SCI."

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