Still in Namibia, there has been some confusion of late about Problem Animal lions and when they can be taken by sport hunters. Here is the real skinny, directly from officials in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Be careful of any claims that differ from the conditions outlined below.
Any farmer who has lost domestic stock to a lion, or is in danger of losing stock from one, can ask that the offending animal be declared a Problem Animal. At that point, a registered Big Game Professional Hunter, in coordination with the affected farmer, can ask that a Trophy Hunting Permit be issued. The registered Professional Hunter must conduct the hunt, and all conditions that apply to Trophy Hunting Permits must be adhered to e.g., no hunting at night and no shooting from a vehicle. If the offending lion is shot, or wounded and lost, the hunter will be required to pay a fee of N $10,000 (about $1,425 US) for a male lion and N $5,000 (about $710 US) for a female. Those fees are in addition to any fees the professional hunter might charge.
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