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    I looked about and didn't see a bowhunting packing list here.

    Anyone have one they'd share?

    Thanks, dv
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    Hi there dustyvarmint,

    This all depends on where you are going to hunt. For instance we have a bow shop on the farm and you will not need to take any bow spares with you. In South Africa it is quite easy to get spares for your bow or to help you with a bow, but as soon as you are crossing it's borders I will advice you to take a spare bow on your hunt.


    List of things to remember



    • Rifle or bow that you are the most comfortable with
    • Bow must be minimum of 50#
    • Enough bullets or arrows. Bullets +/- (60) Arrows and Broad heads +/- (18)
    • Camera with spare batteries and spare memory card
    • Video Camera optional
    • Good set of Binoculars
    • Your own personal medicine if applicable
    • Sharp knife optional
    • Sun Block
    • Comfortable boots to hunt with. And a spare set
    • Dark clothing (Brown or blue) or camouflage clothing. Please do not go and buy more if you have enough dark clothing
    • Long pants and repellent spray to help prevent tick bite fever
    • Bow hunters must bring a range finder
    • A small back pack to put all your equipment in while hunting
    • Tissues or wet wipes (one box)
    • You will receive a cap and one shirt from Leeukop Safaris
    • One warm jacket for a cold day
    • A torch

    Last but not least remember to enjoy your hunting experience with Leeukop Safaris!!!

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    Thanks, that gets me started.

    happy hunting, dv
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    That should get you started.

    Depending where you are hunting and what time of the year you might want to make sure you have enough warm clothing.

    Layers concept works great as early morning and late afternoons can get very cold especially to and from the hides.

    During the day it normally warms up real nice.
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    Under the Ultimate Safari Planning Guide, check out the Hunting Gear for Bow Hunters by clicking here.

    Another couple of articles which might be of interest to you as part of your bowhunting packing list are:
    Personal Items & Toiletries
    Travel Documents & Money

    Thanks Niel for your contribution.

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    Check your PM's. I will send you the lists i send to my clients.
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    Thanks Tom.

    Checking that stuff out Jerome. I figured you had that stuff somewhere here. I just didn't look in the right places.

    happy hunting, dv
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    Dustyvarmint,

    Eventhough most items are covered by the list referred to by Jerome, there are a couple of items that I consider way more important than most of the others. And, that is a spare string and spare cable(s). If you accidently cut your string etc. with a broadhead on your first day, your trip is ruined. The spare string shoud be complete with a peep, nocking point and loop, and it should be shot enough shots on the bow so that it has settled.

    To be able to replace a damaged string you need to bring a portable bow press. Very few outfitters have any archery tools in the camp, so this is absolutely vital. Another item that is nice to have is a spare release. The release can easily be lost, or forgotten out in the veld.

    Do not bring too much underwear, socks and leisure clothing etc. Most outfitters offer daily laundry, so you won't have any problems.

    Have a nice trip to the Dark Continent.
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