Bow hunting duiker South Africa

Bow hunting duiker South Africa

Bow hunting duiker South Africa is to hunt 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.

Duiker bow hunting prices

The duiker bow hunting prices 2020 South Africa is $ 450.

No duiker cull hunts are available.

Duiker bow hunting

Information on bow hunting duiker South Africa

Draw weight

The recommended draw weight is any increment greater than minimum draw mass, or any draw weight equal to or greater than 40 lb.

Kinetic energy (KE) required

The minimum kinetic energy (KE) required is 40 ft / lb

Arrow information

A minimum arrow velocity of 245 fps is suggested

A minimum arrow weight of 300 grains (gr) is suggested

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.

Broad heads

Suggested broad heads 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

Best time of year to bow hunt duiker

Best time of year to bow hunt duiker is during the dry time of year. This would be from end April to end October. 

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.

Note

Note the tuft of hair between the ears. From the front it is easily seen. But when a duiker female turns her head to the side, beware not to mistake the hair as horns.

Draw weight bow hunting duiker
Bow hunting duiker arrow information

Bow hunting duiker shot placement

Broadside shot

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

Avoid these shots due to duiker jumping the string. it will be easy to wound the animal.

Quartering away shot

On a quartering away shot on duiker 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.

South African bow hunting packages 2020 and 2021

Plains game bow hunting in Africa safaris South Africa

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Kudu package

$6 450
  • kudu OR eland OR waterbuck
  • blue wildebeest OR zebra
  • impala
  • 2 X warthogs
  • 7 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • Kudu bow hunting packages
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Nyala package

$ 6 450
  • nyala OR a kudu
  • decide between a zebra OR a bushbuck
  • blue wildebeest
  • impala
  • do not pass up on a warthog
  • transfers included
  • Bow hunt nyala package Africa
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Spiral horn grand slam

$7 950
  • trophy kudu
  • trophy eland
  • trophy nyala
  • trophy bushbuck
  • 7 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • African spiral horn bow hunt
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Dangerous game bow hunting in Africa safaris South Africa

Don’t just take it from us, allow your nerves to let your string fingers do the talking!

Cape buffalo

$9 500 /starting at
  • Cape buffalo bull < 40”
  • OR
  • Cape buffalo bull > 40”
  • OR
  • Cape buffalo bull > 45”
  • 5 – 7 hunting days included
  • Cape buffalo bow hunt Africa
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African lion bow hunts

$ 10 000/starting at
  • African lion as per category
  • free lioness as per category OR
  • two free lionesses as per category
  • Observers no cost for duration of the lion hunt
  • 3 – 5 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • Bow hunting African lion
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Lioness bow hunt

$5 999
  • African lioness
  • Observers no cost for duration of the lioness hunt
  • 3 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • African lion bow hunting
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Crocodile bow hunts

$POA
  • 1 X crocodile as per size discussed
  • ideal as an add-on to a dangerous game hunt
  • 3 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • Bow hunting crocodiles South Africa
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