Bow hunting zebra South Africa with Mkulu Safaris

Bow hunting zebra with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris.

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Bow hunting zebra South Africa


Bow hunting zebra South Africa is to bow hunt one of the top 5 animals on every hunters wish list. Zebra are uncommonly tough animals that require spot-on shot placement.

Mechanical broad heads like Grim Reaper work well when aiming for an upper body lung shot on zebra. The ribs on zebra are tough and in the event an arrow is redirected, it could result in the trophy animal not being recovered. Many bow hunters will attest to how well their mechanical broad heads worked on zebra.

Mechanical or Fixed blade

Even though the previous statement is accurate, Mkulu African Hunting Safaris still prefer the use of fixed blade broad heads for zebra. However, we understand we say potato and you say potato.

It is difficult to distinguish between zebra stallions and zebra mares. Great caution must be taken before and arrow is released in case the landowner specified only stallions may be hunted. Your able Professional Hunter will assist in the decision making process.

Please study the shot placement diagram to ensure a successful hunt.

Information on bow hunting zebra South Africa

Zebra bow hunting prices

The cost to bow hunt zebra is $ 1 650 for the 2020 South Africa bow hunting season.

Draw weight bow hunting zebra

The recommended draw weight for bow hunting zebra is any increment greater than minimum draw mass. Any draw weight equal to or greater than 70 lbs is recommended.

Kinetic energy (KE) required

The minimum kinetic energy (KE) required is 60 ft. / lb.

Arrow information

A minimum arrow velocity of 245 fps is suggested.

A minimum arrow weight of 450 grains (gr) is suggested for bow hunting zebra in Africa.

Average shot distance

Average shooting distance from our bow hunting blinds are seldom further away than 19 to 25 yards.

Broad heads

Suggested broad heads would be a minimum of 100 grains (gr) to 125 grains (gr)

A cut on contact fixed 3-blade broad head

Rage II mechanical broad head

A fixed blade 2-blade broad head with bleeders

You decide which brand broad head you would like to use for your zebra bow hunting trip.

Bow hunting Mountain zebra South Africa

The same information applies for bow hunting Mountain zebra as above and below. The only difference between bow hunting Mountain zebra and bow hunting Burchell’s zebra is the price. Bow hunting Mountain zebra price is $ 2 500 for the 2019 bow hunting season.

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Bow hunting zebra shot placement

Broadside shot

Zebra have a rather large area covering the vital organs for adequate shot placement.

Place the shot right behind the shoulder of the zebra in line with the front leg, slightly less than one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the top of the back. Do not place the arrow in the sergeant stripes due to the thick shoulder bone.

This shot should result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the zebra expiring in the least amount of time.

Quartering to shot

Quartering to shots are not recommended due to the very heavy brisket area and the sheer depth of the chest.

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 slightly less than one third of the way up from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the back.

Zebra bow hunting shot placement diagram

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Zebra bow hunting tips

The following tips for bow hunting zebra are done from the perspective of still hunting from a blind.

Zebra usually come in to water during the mid-mornings anywhere from about 9 am – 11 am and then for a second round from about 3 pm onwards till dusk at about 5:30 pm during our winter months.

Zebra come to water cautiously and are weary the whole time until the first zebra starts feeling at ease. Zebra will often stand some distance away from the water and approach a few steps at a time. These are one of the 10 most popular animals to bow hunt in South Africa.

Best time of year for bow hunting zebra

Zebra can be hunted from January to December. However the best time of year to hunt zebra in South Africa would be from mid-March to October and the first couple weeks in November.

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