Bow hunting white blesbok South Africa
Bow hunting white blesbok
Bow hunting white blesbok South Africa, bow hunting white blesbuck South Africa and archery hunting white blesbok are three terminologies referring to the exact same hunting method, on the exact same animal. Mkulu African Hunting Safaris offer bow hunting white blesbok South Africa as one of the available species to bow hunt.
Blesbok is the Afrikaans language name for blesbuck. This is one of the more prevalent plains game animals in South Africa that mainly occurred in the central-, western- and southern parts of South Africa.
The prefix bles refers to the white facial marking down the frontal face area of Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi. Blesbok should not be mistaken for Bontebok / Bontebuck, a cousin that is extremely closely related to blesbok (Bontebuck is Damaliscus pygargus).
Blesbok are gregarious animals that simply means they prefer to stay in close-knit herds.
White blesbok bow hunting prices 2020 and 2021
White blesbok bow hunting price South Africa for 2020 and 2021 is $ 750.
No white blesbok cull hunts are available.
White blesbok behavior
Solitary white blesbok males are often found resting in the shade of a tree, or even just in the open plains. Great care should be taken in the decision to harvest these animals or not. It took that male considerable time to defend his own territory against intruder males and he usually has the best genes in the pool.
Bow hunting white blesbok South Africa is to bow hunt one of the 10 most popular animals to bow hunt in South Africa.
Please read our thoughts on the bow hunting equipment suggested to bow hunt white blesbok and feel free to differ. Remember there is a large area between the upper portion of the vitals and the top of the hump on the back of the blesbok. Arrows placed too high will result in a wounded specimen of one of southern Africa’s most identifiable antelope species.
White blesbok bow draw weight
The recommended draw weight is any increment greater than minimum draw mass of 55 lb. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 55 lb is recommended for bow hunting blesbok.
Broad heads for white blesbok
Broad heads for bow hunting white blesbok South Africa
- a minimum of 75 grains (gr) to 125 grains (gr)
- a cut on contact fixed 3-blade broad head
- mechanical broad head
- a fixed blade 2-blade broad head with bleeders
You decide which brand broad head you would like to use when bow hunting blesbok.
White blesbok shot distance
Average bow shooting distance for white blesbok: from our bow hunting blinds bow shots at white blesbok are seldom further away than 19 to 25 yards.
White blesbok KE
The minimum kinetic energy (KE) required for bow hunting white blesbok South Africa is 50 ft / lb
Arrows for white blesbok
We suggest the following with regards to arrows for white blesbok:
- a minimum arrow velocity of 245 fps is suggested
- a minimum arrow weight of 380 grains (gr) is suggested
Shot placement bow hunting white blesbok
White blesbok have a rather large area covering the vital organs for adequate shot placement.
Place the shot right on the shoulder of the blesbok in line with the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the top of the back.
This shot should result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the blesbok expiring in the least amount of time.
Quartering to shot
Rather avoid making these shots.
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.
Tips for bow hunting white blesbok
The following tips for hunting white blesbok are done from the perspective of still hunting from a blind.
White blesbok usually come in to water during the mid-mornings anywhere from about 9 am – 11 am. They arrive for a second round from about 3 pm onward till dusk at about 5:30 pm during our winter months.
White blesbok come to water cautiously and weary the whole time. White blesbok will often stand some distance away from the water and approach a few steps at a time. Due to the availability of these animals they are one of the 10 most popular animals to bow hunt in South Africa.
Best time of year for bow hunting white blesbok
The white blesbok 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 suggest the best time of year for bow hunting white blesbok in South Africa would be between May and October. Reason is that it is from the start of the blesbok rut to the end of the dry season.
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