Advice/input on archery safari country of choice
I am currently in the planning stage of an African archery safari for the summer of 2014 - the realization of a dream I have had for 30 years or so :) As the story goes, I had an acquaintance cancel his honeymoon to Africa due to a feeling of insecurity on his most recent hunt there. So I began an investigation of the 'safest' place in Africa to hunt. The result of that search was 1) Botswana and 2) Zambia. The next rattle out of the box I found information that the government of both Botswana and Zambia have banned sport hunting as of Jan. 1, 2014! Sheesh, talk about timing - Murphy must be laughing 'till his sides ache. Not long after that I found this forum....
So, if y'all with experience in hunting Africa (specifically bow hunting) would be so kind as to help me out with the selection of a country to hunt. I will be taking my wife, and she has a fairly well developed sense of 'feeling' undercurrents (if that makes sense). I certainly don't want her to feel ill at ease during the trip nor do I want to feel ill at ease on perhaps the only African adventure I ever have. The quarry will be typical plains game (kudu, impala, warthog, wildebeest...). I prefer to hunt from a blind as I tend to scare critters away when still hunting :( And, of course political stability (relatively speaking) is a significant concern.
Thanks in advance for your input and have a groovy day :)