Bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa

Bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris.
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Bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa

Bow hunting recommendations

The bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa is the ultimate in bow hunting South Africa. To put it in a different perspective: our bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa is the ultimate in bow hunting dangerous game in Africa. This is a statement made with the appreciation of knowing exactly why Cape buffalo are considered to be the most dangerous of the Big 5. If you book your bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa, please be aware this is a dangerous game bow hunt.

There are a few recommendations when you consider booking your bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa:

  1. draw weight of the bow you intend using for the Cape buffalo bow hunt
  2. arrow weight you intend using for the Cape buffalo bow hunt
  3. broad head you intend using for the Cape buffalo bow hunt

These recommendations can be found here.

Cape buffalo are dangerous

Cape buffalo are per Robert Ruark, so big and mean and ugly and hard to stop, and vindictive and cruel and surly and ornery. Hard to stop would be the operative words in the previous sentence. On a Cape buffalo bow hunt it took two perfectly placed body shots from a 458 Lott to finally stop a Cape buffalo charge. On another Cape buffalo bow hunt, it took two hunters and 11 shots to finally put down a wounded Cape buffalo.

Arrow penetration into the Cape buffalo vitals is of utmost importance. We recommend you read the previous sentence again. The objective is to safely hunt an extremely dangerous and temperamental animal without loss of human life.

If you are unsure about a Cape buffalo walk-and-stalk bow hunt you are more than welcome to bow hunt from a blind. The same minimum bow hunting equipment criteria applies to bow hunting Cape buffalo from a blind than the criteria for a walk-and-stalk hunt. We have never had a Cape buffalo drop to a single bow shot. We have always had them run a short distance and then expire, or the bow hunter had to apply a finishing bow shot.

The journey between deciding to bow hunt a Cape buffalo, and going on your own bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa starts here. Enjoy the journey.

Note of caution

When bow hunting Cape buffalo on a walk-and-stalk the hunter must be aware of the danger involved. You will be guided by a suitably qualified Professional Hunter who will be adequately armed. In the event of serious danger to human life the Professional Hunter is your last line of defense. The Professional Hunter will, and must, protect human life and will therefore take the required precautions to do so.

If this means he has to shoot and fatally wound the Cape buffalo, you will still be liable for the trophy fee and the trophy will be considered to be yours.

Even if you are bow hunting your Cape buffalo from a hide and you wound the animal, the Professional Hunter may have to despatch the animal if it charges. And yes, it finally had to happen. The PH had to shoot a charging Cape buffalo. Read the full report

Bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa

You can decide if you want to book a bow hunting Cape buffalo package on a 1X1 or a 2X1 basis. The difference between the two hunting packages are as follows:

  • a 1X1 hunt is when one hunter is guided by one Professional Hunter (PH). The pros to such a hunt is you get the undivided attention of your PH and no hunting time is wasted if your hunting buddy wounds an animal(s) that need to be tracked. The cons are it is slightly more expensive.
  • a 2X1 hunt is when two hunters are guided by one Professional Hunter (PH). The pros are it is slightly cheaper and the cons are you could end up wasting your hunting time if your hunting buddy wounds several animals that need to be tracked.

Please note the difference in the pricing structure below of our bow hunting Cape buffalo packages South Africa.

Cost of a 1 X 1 Cape buffalo bow hunt

Cost of a 1 X 1 Cape buffalo hunting package (spread less than 40″) is $ 11 500 for 2018.

Cost of a 1 X 1 Cape buffalo hunting package (spread greater than 40″)              is $ 14 500 for 2018.

Observers are welcome to join the hunt at $ 1 200 for the duration of the hunt.

Depending on time of arrival we suggest an overnight stay. The cost for this is $ 150 per person for 2018.

Cost of a 2 X 1 Cape buffalo bow hunt

Cost of a 2 X 1 Cape buffalo hunting package (spread less than 40″) is $ 11 000 per hunter for 2018.

Cost of a 2 X 1 Cape buffalo hunting package (spread greater than 40″)              is $ 13 750 per hunter for 2018.

Observers are welcome to join the hunt at $ 1 200 for the duration of the hunt.

Depending on time of arrival we suggest an overnight stay. The cost for this is $ 150 per person for 2018.

Bow hunting Cape buffalo

Our bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa

Includes
  • Accommodation while hunting
  • All land transport for the duration of the hunt
  • Laundry at all the hunting lodges
  • Bottled water
  • Soft drinks
  • Meals
  • Alcoholic beverages in moderation
  • Services of a Professional Hunter
  • Services of a skinner / tracker
  • Daily rates for the duration of the hunt
  • Trophy fees of specified trophy animals
  • Field preparation of any hunting trophies
  • Delivery of your trophies to our preferred taxidermist
Excludes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All flights – international or otherwise
  • Gratuities
  • Taxidermy work
  • Dipping, shipping and crating of trophies
  • Cost of any trophy animals wounded and not recovered
  • Cost of trophy animals hunted outside and additional to the initial package

Bow hunting dangerous game in Africa

African big 5 bow hunting packages in South Africa. The Professional Hunter (PH) that guides you on your dangerous game bow hunt needs to have a Big 5 license – this means he has sufficient African Big 5 hunting experience to keep you away from harm. It does not matter how much the cost of an African Big 5 hunting safari is, a professional hunter cannot buy experience.

Our African Big 5 hunting packages 2018 are all-inclusive. The cost of the bow hunting Cape buffalo package South Africa includes all tags, fees, daily rates and trophy fee.

You will be billed only once for all costs involved – the price you see is the price you pay. In the event that a Cape buffalo is not successfully hunted you will not have to pay the trophy fee.

The Big 5 African animals are African elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard and white rhino. Of all the African big 5 dangerous game animals, we consider the Cape buffalo as the most dangerous to bow hunt.

Hunting dangerous game videos are in the videos section.

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