Bow hunting the Big Five

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Bow hunting the Big 5 in South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Bow hunting the Big 5 in South Africa has guidelines to take note of. Here are some of the most important guidelines as set out in the laws of bow hunting the Big 5 in South Africa.

 

The following animals may not be hunted with a bow and arrow in South Africa

All thick-skinned animals may not be bow hunted – this means the African elephant, Black rhinos and White rhinos may not be hunted with a bow and arrow.   

 

Legal bow hunting the Big 5

The following members of the African Big 5 may legally be bow hunted in South Africa – Cape buffalo, Lion and leopard.

Although hippos do not form part of the Big 5 they are considered very dangerous and you may only conduct a bow hunt on a hippo if accompanied by a Professional Hunter with the required hunting license.

Bow hunting lions

 

Bow hunting Cape buffalo

 

Bow hunting leopards

 

Bow hunting elephants

 

Bow hunting rhinos

 

 

Bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Best Cape buffalo bow hunting opportunities in South Africa offered by the best Cape buffalo bow hunting outfitters in South Africa and Hunting in Africa Safaris.

 

Here are some Cape buffalo bow hunting tips when bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa

  • Average shooting distance when bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa – our bow hunting hides (known as bow hunting blinds over here) are seldom further away than 19 to 23 yards from your trophy Cape buffalo

 

  • Draw weight for bow hunting Cape buffalo – any increment greater than minimum draw mass may be used. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 95 lbs is recommended for bow hunting Cape buffalo. However, we are more interested in the Kinetic Energy (KE) than the actual draw weight of the bow.

 

  • Best broad heads for bow hunting Cape buffalo -  broadhead should be a one-piece broadhead which must be resharpenable and at least 220 grains in weight. A 2-blade fixed cut-on-impact broadhead has the best penetration abilities and you will be needing it

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting Cape buffalo: broad side shot – Cape buffalo have a rather large vital area when thinking about bow hunting shot placement. On a broad side shot it is recommended to place the arrow right on the shoulder of the Cape buffalo in line with the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the hump on the back. This shot will result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the Cape buffalo expiring in the least amount of time

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting Cape buffalo: quartering to –  such shots are not recommended

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting Cape buffalo: quartering away – on a quartering away shot care should be taken not to attempt to have the arrow penetrate through too much stomach content. However, a quartering away bow shot on Cape buffalo can be placed by bisecting the angle formed by the front feet into a position one third of the way up from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the back

 

  • What is the cost to bow hunt Cape buffalo in South Africa – we have set the Cape buffalo bow hunting prices for the 2014 African bow hunting season at $ 14 950-00 less 10% all-inclusive of trophy fee, daily rates and other hunting associated costs

 

  • What is the best time of year to bow hunt Cape buffalo in South Africa – we suggest the best time for bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa would be between May and October lasting from the early dry season to the end of the dry season.

 

  • Kinetic energy required to bow hunt Cape buffalo in South Africa in foot-pounds (ft / lbs) – minimum kinetic energy required for bow hunting Cape buffalo is 80 ft / lbs

 

  • Minimum arrow weight required when bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum arrow weight of 880 gr to 900 gr is suggested with an overall minimum arrow weight of 700 gr

 

  • Broad head weight for bow hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa in grains (gr) – the broad head used for bow hunting Cape buffalo should be a fixed 2-blade cut-on-impact type and have a minimum weight of 220 gr.

 

  • Do not use mechanical broad heads on these extremely tough animals

 

  • The shaft of the arrow should be thinner than the ferrule of the broad head

We look forward assisting you on your South African Cape buffalo bow hunt.

 

Bow hunting elephants in South Africa is illegal. Therefore we are not discussing the issue.

 

Bow hunting hippos in South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Best bow hunting hippos in South Africa offered by the best hippo bow hunting outfitters in South Africa and Hunting in Africa Safaris.

We offer the best hippo bow hunting opportunities in the best hippo hunting areas available in South Africa. Please remember to bring your video camera along to capture your archery hunting shots on your African bow hunting safari package.

 

Here are some hippo bow hunting tips when bow hunting hippo in South Africa

  • Average shooting distance when bow hunting hippo in South Africa – hippo bow shots are seldom further away than 25 yards

 

  • Draw weight for bow hunting hippo – any increment greater than minimum draw mass may be used. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 95 lbs is recommended for bow hunting hippo

 

  • Best broad heads for bow hunting hippo – a fixed blade 2-blade broad head with a 2” cutting width will yield the desired results. You decide which brand broad head you would like to use when bow hunting hippo.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting hippo: broad side shot – on a broad side shot it is recommended to place the arrow right on the shoulder of the hippo in line with the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the  back. This shot will result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the hippo expiring in the least amount of time.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting hippo: quartering to –  these shots are not recommended because hippos have their massive heads down many times obscuring the vital frontal shot placement area

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting hippo: quartering away – on a quartering away shot care should be taken not to attempt to have the arrow penetrate through too much stomach content. However, a quartering away bow shot on hippo can be placed by bisecting the angle formed by the front feet into a position one third of the way up from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the back

 

  • What is the cost to bow hunt hippo in South Africa – we have set the hippo bow hunting prices for the 2014 and 2015 African bow hunting season at $ 8 500-00. Late season special offer during 2014 available for one hippo only is $ 7 000-00 

 

  • What is the best time of year to bow hunt hippo in South Africa – we suggest the best time of year for bow hunting hippo would be between May and October lasting to the end of the dry season.

 

  • Kinetic energy required to bow hunt hippo in South Africa in foot-pounds (ft / lbs) – minimum kinetic energy required for bow hunting hippo is 95 ft / lbs

 

  • Minimum arrow velocity required to bow hunt hippo in South Africa in foot per second (fps) – a minimum arrow velocity of 230 fps is suggested

 

  • Minimum arrow weight required when bow hunting hippo in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum arrow weight of 800 gr is suggested

 

  • Broad head weight for bow hunting hippo in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum broad head weight of 220 gr is recommended

We look forward assisting you on your South African hippo bow hunt.

 

Bow hunting lions in South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Best bow hunting lion in South Africa offered by the best lion bow hunting outfitters in South Africa and Hunting in Africa Safaris.

We offer the best lion bow hunting opportunities in the best lion hunting areas on offer in South Africa. Our lion bow hunting prices are pre-determined in different categories so you know what you are in for before the hunt commences. An option to have your lion bow hunt professionally filmed is available for your consideration.

 

Here are some lion bow hunting tips when bow hunting lion in South Africa

  • Average shooting distance when bow hunting lion – we hunt lions ethically and on foot. Your average bow hunting shot on lion is in the region of 20 to 25 yards. Please bear in mind we may be charged at that short distance leaving the Professional Hunter no option but to defend the people by taking a shot. In such an event the lion is considered to be your trophy, but on the upside, we have never had to do this in the past

 

  • Draw weight for bow hunting lion – any increment greater than minimum draw mass may be used. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 95 lbs is recommended for bow hunting lion, or any bow that will yield the recommended KE

 

  • Best broad heads for bow hunting lion – a cut on contact fixed 3-blade broad head, a slick trick 4-blade micro head and a Rage II mechanical broad head. You decide which brand broad head you would like to use when bow hunting lion.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting lion: broad side shot – on a broad side shot it is recommended to place the arrow right behind the shoulder of the lion in line with the back part of the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the back. This shot will result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the lion expiring in the least amount of time.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting lion: quartering to –  on a quartering to shot it is recommended to place the arrow midway between the angle formed by the front legs, approximately where the neck joins the brisket. These shots are mostly risky and should only be attempted by experienced bow hunters because a lion has a tendency to look sideways at irregular intervals which could lead to an arrow hitting the jaw region. We want to avoid this at all cost.

 

  • Shot placement when bow hunting lion: quartering away – on a quartering away shot care should be taken not to attempt to have the arrow penetrate through too much stomach content. However, a quartering away bow shot on lion can be placed by bisecting the angle formed by the front feet into a position one third of the way up from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the hump on the back

 

  • What is the cost to bow hunt lion in South Africa – the cost to bow hunt lions is according to the size of the mane. For the 2014 African bow hunting season our lion bow hunting prices are per category. Here is the cost to bow hunt lions in South Africa, 2014:
Category 1 lion US$ 13 500
Category 2 lion US$ 18 500
Category 3 lion US$ 23 500
Category 4 lion US$ 28 500
 

 

  • What is the best time of year to bow hunt lion in South Africa – we suggest the best time of year for bow hunting lions would be when you are here! We suggest bow hunting lions anywhere from February to December

 

  • Kinetic energy required to bow hunt lion in South Africa in foot-pounds (ft / lbs) – minimum kinetic energy required for bow hunting lion is 60 ft / lbs

 

  • Minimum arrow velocity required to bow hunt lion in South Africa in foot per second (fps) – a minimum arrow velocity of 245 fps is suggested

 

  • Minimum arrow weight required when bow hunting lion in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum arrow weight of 450 gr is suggested

 

  • Broad head weight for bow hunting lion in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum broad head weight of 125 gr is recommended

We look forward assisting you on your South African lion bow hunt.

Bow hunting rhino in South Africa is illegal. Therefore we are not discussing the issue.