Bow hunting steenbok South Africa
Bow hunting steenbok South Africa
Bow hunting steenbok South Africa is to bow hunt the Tiny 10. Steenbok are solitary, dainty antelope only teaming up with members of the opposite sex for reproduction purposes.
Steenbok are not water dependent and derive the vast majority of their moisture requirements from the vegetation they consume.
Even though steenbok are not dependent on water they are often seen at waterholes, foraging for small seed husks and pods as sustenance.
When disturbed they will often run a short distance and stop at least once to make sure they are not being followed.
In certain regions farmers are not too fond of steenbok during the planting season. Seemingly steenbok have developed a particular liking for water melon growths causing crop damage.
Steenbok are well known for jumping the string. Be sure to launch lighter arrows with fixed blade micro broad heads. Mechanical broad heads will cause extensive trophy damage.
Good luck on your next bow hunting steenbok safari.
Below are a number of suggestions with regards to draw weight, shot placement and tips for bow hunting steenbok in South Africa.
Information on bow hunting steenbok South Africa
Steenbok bow hunting prices
The steenbok bow hunting prices South Africa for the 2019 African bow hunting season is $ 440.
Draw weight bow hunting steenbok
The recommended draw weight for bow hunting steenbok 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 steenbok.
Kinetic energy (KE) required
The minimum kinetic energy (KE) required for bow hunting steenbok is 40 ft / lb.
A minimum arrow velocity of 245 fps is suggested for bow hunting steenbok in South Africa.
A minimum arrow weight of 300 grains (gr) is suggested for bow hunting steenbok in Africa.
Average shot distance
Average shooting distance when bow hunting steenbok in South Africa from our bow hunting blinds are seldom further away than 19 to 25 yards from your trophy steenbok
Suggested broad heads for bow hunting steenbok 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 steenbok.
Bow hunting steenbok shot placement
Steenbok have a rather small area covering the vital organs for adequate shot placement.
Place the shot right behind the shoulder of the steenbok in line with the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the top of the back. Steenbok are prone to jumping the shot. Aim 2″ – 3″ lower than the intended point of impact.
This shot should result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the steenbok expiring in the least amount of time.
Quartering to shot
Quartering to shots are not recommended due to the very small target area that could lead to a wounded animal.
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.
Steenbok bow hunting tips
The following tips for bow hunting steenbok are done from the perspective of still hunting from a blind.
Steenbok usually do not drink water 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. Steenbok are solitary animals only teaming up with members of the opposite sex for mating purposes.
Steenbok hang around the outer perimeter of a waterhole before moving along inspecting whatever they find interesting. Steenbok are quite prone to jumping the string. Due to the availability and low cost of these animals they are one of the 10 most popular animals to bow hunt in South Africa.
Best time for bow hunting steenbok South Africa
The steenbok 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 steenbok from January to December.
We look forward assisting you on your South African steenbok bow hunt.
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