Bow hunting duiker South Africa
Bow hunting duiker South Africa is to harvest a member of the Tiny 10. Gray duiker are solitary animals only teaming up with a member of the opposite sex for reproduction purposes.
Gray duiker are often seen at the edge of waterholes looking for something to eat in the shade of some of the larger trees. Small pods, tiny leaves and fruits are what they would looking for. Duiker seldom drink water and are mostly uneasy at best. Once they are certain no danger is present they will calm down and start feeding.
They often lay down during the heat of the day and are extremely weary, running at the first sight of something out of the ordinary, or sudden sounds.
Gray duiker can and do jump the string. Remember these small frame animals go down even closer to the ground when jumping the string.
Information on bow hunting duiker South Africa
Duiker bow hunting prices
The duiker bow hunting prices 2018 South Africa is $ 500 for the duration of the 2018 African bow hunting season.
Draw weight bow hunting duiker
The recommended draw weight for bow hunting duiker in South Africa is any increment greater than minimum draw mass. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 40 lb is recommended for bow hunting duiker.
Kinetic energy (KE) required
The minimum kinetic energy (KE) required for bow hunting duiker is 40 ft / lb
A minimum arrow velocity of 245 fps is suggested for bow hunting duiker in South Africa.
A minimum arrow weight of 300 grains (gr) is suggested for bow hunting duiker in Africa.
Average shot distance
Average shooting distance when bow hunting duiker in South Africa from our bow hunting blinds are seldom further away than 19 to 25 yards from your trophy duiker.
Suggested broad heads for bow hunting duiker in South Africa would be a minimum of 75 grains (gr) to 100 grains (gr)
A cut on contact fixed 3-blade broad head.
A slick trick 4-blade micro head.
You decide which brand broad head you would like to use when bow hunting duiker.
Bow hunting duiker shot placement
Duiker have a rather small area covering the vital organs for adequate shot placement.
Place the shot right behind the shoulder of the duiker in line with the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the top of the back. Bear in mind that duiker are prone to jumping the string so it would be advised to aim slightly lower than usual.
Quartering to shot
The area covering the vital organs is very small and due to their nature of jumping the string, a quartering to shot could lead to a wounded animal. Please do not attempt a quartering to shot on these small antelopes.
Quartering away shot
On a quartering away shot care should be taken not to attempt to have the arrow penetrate through too much stomach content. Place the arrow in a spot bisecting the angle formed by the front legs into a position one third of the way up from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the back.
Bow hunting duiker shot placement diagram
Tips for bow hunting duiker South Africa
The following tips for bow hunting duiker are done from the perspective of still hunting from a blind.
Duiker usually do not drink water at set times but often hang around waterholes. At times they will inspect the drinking trough and maybe sample some of the feed dropped by other animals. Pods from surrounding Acacia trees will be nibbled on and generally it just seems like they are looking for some companionship from other animals. Duiker are solitary animals only teaming up with members of the opposite sex for mating purposes.
Due to the availability and low cost of these animals they are one of the 10 most popular Tiny 10 animals to bow hunt in South Africa.
Best time of year for bow hunting duiker
The duiker rut starts roughly after the fourth week of April (can differ slightly according to different regions and from year-to-year) and lasts until about June.
We can and do bow hunt duiker from January to December.
South African bow hunting packages 2018