The Dangerous Game / DG designation for most on the list is usually intuitive and easy to figure out. What I am a bit cloudy on is how the lines were drawn. Is it likelihood of serious injury, likelihood of death, size of the particular species, tradition, a combination? I can see how the Cape Buffalo makes the cut. Lions, too. Things get a bit more confusing when it comes to the Nile Crocodile. Yes, it can be extremely dangerous, especially when it is approaching you on its own terms. But when the distance closes on your terms it does not have a tendency to charge and is generally shy. I understand that your stalk and recovery of trophy may bring you into risky territory but that goes for other hunts not classified as dangerous as well. Then there is the Bushbuck. It certainly has the attitude and equipment, but is it just not big enough to receive the label? Several others come to mind but you probably get the idea. I thought that I would find a thread on this but came up empty. Big game classification came up but the scope of my question encompasses dangerous game only. Does anybody know the official criteria if there is such a thing?