Personally i will never hunt lion or any other predator. I live in south africa and if you don't know these animals you get comments like the one where they do not deserve to hang by the other trophies. i hunt for meat if you are not going to eat it why shoot it? is it a case of trying to compensate for the lack of manhood? i did rifle hunting for a long time and found it to be boring as it is too easy..... rather walk and stalk with a bow. and leave the sticks at home it is embarrassing.... if you can't hold your rifle to your shoulder start off with something smaller..