Bow hunting bushbuck South Africa
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A number of years ago bow hunting bushbuck was not even considered mainly for two reasons: firstly it was thought that bushbuck were only active at night, and secondly, few hunters considered their bow hunting equipment to be adequate enough to reach the distances thought to be required to reach the target.
As technology increased the effectiveness of bows, arrows and broad heads, hunters increasingly thought about hunting these nocturnal animals during the day.
Bow hunting Limpopo bushbuck happens mainly from a blind depending on the terrain and topography of where the hunt takes place. In lower shrub areas, a blind would be the ultimate answer to harvesting bushbuck.
If the property has a river front, the hunter needs to wear good camouflage clothing and either sit down and observe, or walk with extreme care.
The frame of a bushbuck is such that both mechanical- and fixed blade broad heads can be used.
Once the arrow has been released the hunter should be certain about his / her shot. A wounded bushbuck should never be approached without a rifle. Wounded bushbuck often charge when approached and someone unaware of these habits can be hurt severely.
It is a major feat to successfully bow hunt a Limpopo bushbuck during daylight hours.
Please remember to bring your video camera along to capture the best of your archery hunting shots on your African bow hunting safari package.
Information on bow hunting bushbuck South Africa
Bushbuck bow hunting price
The bushbuck bow hunting prices 2018 South Africa is $ 1 450.
Draw weight for bow hunting bushbuck – any increment greater than minimum draw mass may be used. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 55 lbs is recommended for bow hunting bushbuck
Kinetic energy (KE) required
Kinetic energy (KE) required to bow hunt bushbuck in South Africa in foot-pounds (ft / lb) – minimum kinetic energy required for bow hunting bushbuck is 50 ft / lb
Minimum arrow velocity required to bow hunt bushbuck in South Africa in foot per second (fps) – a minimum arrow velocity of 245 fps is suggested
Minimum arrow weight required when bow hunting bushbuck in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum arrow weight of 380 gr is suggested
Average shot distance
Average shooting distance when bow hunting bushbuck 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 bushbuck
Broad head weight for bow hunting bushbuck in South Africa in grains (gr) – a minimum broad head weight of 75 gr to 125 gr is recommended.
A cut on contact fixed 3-blade broad head, Rage II mechanical broad head and a fixed blade 2-blade broad head with bleeders are recommended. You decide which brand broad head you would like to use.
Shot placement bow hunting bushbuck South Africa
On a broad side shot it is recommended to place the arrow right behind the shoulder of the bushbuck 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 bushbuck expiring in the least amount of time.
Quartering to shot
Shot placement when bow hunting bushbuck: 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
Quartering away shot
Shot placement when bow hunting bushbuck: 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 bushbuck 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
Bow hunting bushbuck shot placement diagram
Tips for bow hunting bushbuck South Africa
The following tips for bow hunting African lions are done from the perspective of still hunting from a blind.
Bushbuck are usually active during the evenings, early mornings and late afternoons. When they come to water they are very weary and care should be taken to move extremely slow with minimal noise. Wait for a prefect shot before releasing the arrow; although these animals are not very big they are hardy.
Best time of year for bow hunting bushbuck
What is the best time of year to bow hunt bushbuck in South Africa – we suggest the best time of year for bow hunting bushbuck would be between May and October lasting to the end of the dry season.
South African bow hunting packages 2018