Bow Hunting

No permits or paper work are required when bringing a bow into South Africa.

Each of the nine provinces in South Africa has its own provincial ordinance pertaining to bow hunting. Bow hunters should note that, in terms of these regulations, the following animals might not be hunted with a bow:

bow White rhino (Ceratotherium simum)
Black rhino (Diceros bicornis)
Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
Brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea)
Wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
Lion (Panthera leo)
Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Equipment

Most talked about subject around any campfire. To keep it short and simple, this is what we suggest you bring if you want to hunt any of the plains game species up the Eland.

Arrow: Any arrow that has a spine that suits your setup. A total weight of between 450g and 550g will be perfect.

Broad head: We prefer fix blades with 3 or 4 blades. Anything that can leave a mark! Make sure the setup suits your draw weight and true flight of arrow is ach

Draw weight: As with rifle hunting, do not get caught up in “too much gun” or “too much speed”

Use what you are comfortably able to pull. The only restrictions we would place upon your setup are to have at least 60-74lbs-draw weight. Any speed from 250 feet per second and up will do.

Shot placement will not be discussed here, but you will receive a “Shot placement” booklet upon arrival and together with your PH, go through each and every species, angle, anatomy, what to and what not to do.

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