Bow hunting has become very popular in Africa and bow hunters are easily accommodated at our concessions. Numerous blinds are placed strategically to ensure maximum success and the average shooting distance ranges from 12 to 23 yards. These blinds range from ground to elevated blinds and even tree stands are used. Archers will have a professional hunter in the blind with them to help with trophy judgement.
Before coming to Africa, archers must know their capabilities and should at least be able to shoot from either the sitting or standing positions. It is essential that archers should also practice shooting through a relatively small hole from inside a blind, as shooting through such as small hole in an enclosure can be distracting. Furthermore, archers should know the anatomy of African game as shot placement is everything. Often the heart-lung area is situated much lower and farther forward than in game animals of other parts of the world.
Equipment and Restrictions
Generally a bow and arrow combination that can produce a minimum of 65lbs. of kinetic energy with broadhead-tipped arrows is recommended. As it is often very dark inside blinds you may have difficulty in seeing your sight pins. Lighted sight pins are therefore a must when hunting from inside a blind. A laser range finder like Nikon or Bushnell is also recommended. All hunting Camo clothes are necessary - the dark shaded clothes for the blinds and the more lightly shaded clothes for walk and stalk.