Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 44

I shot my big Buffalo with my bow...

This is a discussion on I shot my big Buffalo with my bow... within the Bowhunting Africa forums, part of the HUNT AFRICA category; Grand bull Phunt, Lio, congrats. Do I understand you took him with a Lott ? I too hope to be ...

  1. #21
    PaulT's Avatar
    PaulT is online now AH Fanatic
    Joined
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    614

    Member of S.C.I. International. Rowland Ward. Sporting shooters Association of Australia. Australian Deer Association.

    Hunted Aus. N.Z & Zim.

    Default

    Grand bull Phunt, Lio, congrats. Do I understand you took him with a Lott ?
    I too hope to be able to get back some day and try again for P.A.C. please tell us more about the hunt, who with ?, where ?, when ?, the shot and circumstances. Appreciate it, PaulT.
    Paul Truccolo
    Southern Safaris Australia
    ssahuntinfo@optusnet.com.au
    www.southernsafaris.com.au

  2. #22
    lio's Avatar
    lio
    lio is offline AH Senior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    84

    Member of S.C.I

    Hunted Benin, Senegal, Burkina faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Cameroun, Tanzania, Mozambik...

    lio has no Articles
    View lio's Photos

    Default

    I shot this elephant after two hours and half of stalking in a huge and very primary forest.
    It's amazing to see how clever and how a 3 tonne animal can move silently even in such area!



    We found a very large animal but thay keep the big tisker and he was just at 15 meters from us.
    We can not get him because the forest was too dense.

    After crossing a river and an other one, we find a very nice area and heard some noise.
    Chris, my guide, decide to move in the thick bush and we found two bull. I shot this one on total broadside
    with a solid bullet and a 458 lott rifle in his brain. He droped quickly but Chris shoot also in his lungs with
    his 416 Rigby.

    It was an elephant of 1.35 meter for 22 pounds ivory.

    The place was close to maputo at 3 hours drive only.

    If you are interessted I can give you (by personnal message) more details on the price...

    Cheers.
    Lionel
    Le Chasseur Mauricien - Mauritius Island - Ile Maurice
    lechasseurmauricien@hotmail.com
    www.lechasseurmauricien.com

  3. #23
    lio's Avatar
    lio
    lio is offline AH Senior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    84

    Member of S.C.I

    Hunted Benin, Senegal, Burkina faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Cameroun, Tanzania, Mozambik...

    lio has no Articles
    View lio's Photos

    Default

    Thanks Jerome for the pictures.
    Lionel
    Le Chasseur Mauricien - Mauritius Island - Ile Maurice
    lechasseurmauricien@hotmail.com
    www.lechasseurmauricien.com

  4. #24
    PaulT's Avatar
    PaulT is online now AH Fanatic
    Joined
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    614

    Member of S.C.I. International. Rowland Ward. Sporting shooters Association of Australia. Australian Deer Association.

    Hunted Aus. N.Z & Zim.

    Default

    Great story Lio.
    For me the true trophy in any Elephant hunt is the experience itself.

    Congrats again,
    PaulT.
    Paul Truccolo
    Southern Safaris Australia
    ssahuntinfo@optusnet.com.au
    www.southernsafaris.com.au

  5. #25
    lio's Avatar
    lio
    lio is offline AH Senior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    84

    Member of S.C.I

    Hunted Benin, Senegal, Burkina faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Cameroun, Tanzania, Mozambik...

    lio has no Articles
    View lio's Photos

    Default

    Some pictures to put you right in the middle of the action, you can get a good sense of the distance from me to the Buffs... Sorry for the quality, my wife take it with a video camera!

    Picture ONE: At 15 yards a female Buffalo moved with her young.


    Picture TWO: At 19 yards the big Buffalo bull is on my right. I have to wait that he stand up to shoot...


    Picture THREE: After the two first arrow, the Buffalo turned and I shoot him on his right shoulder. You can see on this picture the third arrow in his heart and me on the left...
    Lionel
    Le Chasseur Mauricien - Mauritius Island - Ile Maurice
    lechasseurmauricien@hotmail.com
    www.lechasseurmauricien.com

  6. #26
    AfricaHunting.com's Avatar
    AfricaHunting.com is online now Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Joined
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    15,762

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, France, Spain, USA

    Default

    Truly excellent! This will make for great memories...

    Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Visited by over 240,000 hunters monthly, viewing 2.5 million pages, generating 14.5 million hits over 11,000 members (statistics Jan 2014).

    Click HERE to Support AH

    If you enjoy this site then tell fellow hunters about it!

    Our community is a place for seasoned African hunters and those who dream of someday hunting in Africa. I hope that you will find AfricaHunting.com a great place to spend time preparing for or dreaming about your future African hunting safari or reliving your last.

  7. #27
    lio's Avatar
    lio
    lio is offline AH Senior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    84

    Member of S.C.I

    Hunted Benin, Senegal, Burkina faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Cameroun, Tanzania, Mozambik...

    lio has no Articles
    View lio's Photos

    Default

    Yes Jerome, it was a very nice experience.

    To be so close to those wild animals, to arrive at 19 meters and shoot a big male,
    see him dying where he was sleeping and after that to see all the herd return back
    to the forest slowly like if nothing hapen is a dream...
    Lionel
    Le Chasseur Mauricien - Mauritius Island - Ile Maurice
    lechasseurmauricien@hotmail.com
    www.lechasseurmauricien.com

  8. #28
    johndavid is offline New Member
    Joined
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    9
    johndavid has no Articles
    johndavid has no Photos

    Default

    hey congrats for the great job you have done you deserve a well done award.. also.. just wanna ask you that according to you which is more convenient: rifle, shot gun, or bow hunting.?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #29
    Joined
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    907

    Member of SCI and PHASA

    Hunted South Africa and Zambia

    Spiral Horn Safaris has no Articles
    View Spiral Horn Safaris's Photos

    Default

    Very Very well done!
    Congratulations.
    Thank you for sharing
    Louis Van Bergen
    Spiral Horn Safaris - South Africa
    Cell:+ 27 76 577 6292
    safari.spiralhorn@gmail.com
    www.SpiralHorn.co.za

  10. #30
    lio's Avatar
    lio
    lio is offline AH Senior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    84

    Member of S.C.I

    Hunted Benin, Senegal, Burkina faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Cameroun, Tanzania, Mozambik...

    lio has no Articles
    View lio's Photos

    Default

    Hello John, I think that the way that we shoot an animal is the most important thing during the hunt...
    Bow or rifle is equal for me if you decide to shoot them close or after a wonderful stalk and if you can
    be proud of your game after taking a picture with it...

    For me bow is more difficult (technically for sure) but I know a couple of client of mind or friend who like
    to be very close and they never shoot more than 35 meters from their game with their rifle...

    The rifle that you use, bolt action, side by side or bow and arrow is not the only thing, it's (for me)
    much more the way, the spirit and the ethic which count.
    Lionel
    Le Chasseur Mauricien - Mauritius Island - Ile Maurice
    lechasseurmauricien@hotmail.com
    www.lechasseurmauricien.com

  11. #31
    harm's Avatar
    harm is offline New Member
    Joined
    May 2010
    Posts
    14

    Member of Natal Bowhunters

    Hunted south africa

    harm has no Articles
    harm has no Photos

    Default

    awesome trophies,congrats.
    what bow,arrows and broadhead did you use on the buff? [if you mentioned it earlier i must have missed it].
    the only easy day was yesterday
    blood,sweat and steel

  12. #32
    lio's Avatar
    lio
    lio is offline AH Senior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    84

    Member of S.C.I

    Hunted Benin, Senegal, Burkina faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Cameroun, Tanzania, Mozambik...

    lio has no Articles
    View lio's Photos

    Default

    Hello it was a P.S.E X Force bow at 29.5 draw with 75 pounds power and the arrows was 650 grains only with 125 grains broadheads...

    The first arrow was shot 3/4 fare back behind the last rib and hit the leaver and the lungs,
    The second one hit both of the lungs and the base of the heart,
    The last one was shot on a broadside position and touched the heart again after to going accross a rib...

    He died where he was sleeping three minutes after the first shot...
    Lionel
    Le Chasseur Mauricien - Mauritius Island - Ile Maurice
    lechasseurmauricien@hotmail.com
    www.lechasseurmauricien.com

  13. #33
    harm's Avatar
    harm is offline New Member
    Joined
    May 2010
    Posts
    14

    Member of Natal Bowhunters

    Hunted south africa

    harm has no Articles
    harm has no Photos

    Default

    thanks for the info Lio.
    very good performance from your combination.
    the only easy day was yesterday
    blood,sweat and steel

  14. #34
    lio's Avatar
    lio
    lio is offline AH Senior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    84

    Member of S.C.I

    Hunted Benin, Senegal, Burkina faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Cameroun, Tanzania, Mozambik...

    lio has no Articles
    View lio's Photos

    Default

    Thanks, I know that those arrows can be a little bit to "lights" but I have test a lot of times on dead animal
    and it's work hard...

    It's like to use a 500 N.E and to be afraid of the kick before to shoot compare to a 375 well used.
    If a bullet of a 500 NE hurt the stomak of a buffalo nothing will hapen rather than a 375 bullet who penetrate
    the heart!!!

    With the bow it's the same for sure it's better to use a 90 pounds with 29 inchees draw and 900 grains
    arrows, but if you can not use it, you will not be precise and this is what it's count for the bow hunting!

    With this NEW 70 pound PSE Xforce like with ALL the other type of NEW bow (Bowtech, Mattews)
    the speed count...

    5 ELEPHANTS was already took with this PSE X FORCE in 70 pounds (with heaviest arrows) the first year
    of it's production!

    A 70 pounds bow made in 2010 have the same speed and power result than a 90 pounds made 8 years back...

    Chears to all of you...
    Lionel
    Le Chasseur Mauricien - Mauritius Island - Ile Maurice
    lechasseurmauricien@hotmail.com
    www.lechasseurmauricien.com

  15. #35
    stalkhunter's Avatar
    stalkhunter is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    15

    Member of BJV Germany

    Hunted Tanzania, SA, Namibia

    stalkhunter has no Articles
    View stalkhunter's Photos

    Default

    Hi Lio,
    a strong WAIDMANNSHEIL from Germany. Please tell me how much pound have Your bow and whats the weight of Your arrow. I ask You because I will go in August to ZA for bow hunting buffalo.

  16. #36
    stalkhunter's Avatar
    stalkhunter is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    15

    Member of BJV Germany

    Hunted Tanzania, SA, Namibia

    stalkhunter has no Articles
    View stalkhunter's Photos

    Default

    sorry, I found your answer above and my mind is the same as Yours. I use a Destroyer 70# with an axis fmj dg and 210 grain silverflame . The weigt is 750 grain and the speed is 240 fps.
    I will hope this is enough for a dugga boy

  17. #37
    lio's Avatar
    lio
    lio is offline AH Senior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    84

    Member of S.C.I

    Hunted Benin, Senegal, Burkina faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Cameroun, Tanzania, Mozambik...

    lio has no Articles
    View lio's Photos

    Default

    Normally, it's enough for such animal but it's better to use as much power as you can IF and only IF you can use it and if you can be accurate with it!!!

    The only things to observe is to be enough close to the buffalo to shoot it...

    After that, the position of the animal, broadside or not is important, you must know how to shot it and even the with your knees on the ground, not only in a standing position.......

    I've used a P.S.E 75 POUNDS X.FORCE with a 650 grains arrow only and all my arrows was enough to kill.

    You have to take a look about the law aslo because in some places it's not permitted to use less than a 90 pound bow ?!!??

    Cheers. Lio
    Lionel
    Le Chasseur Mauricien - Mauritius Island - Ile Maurice
    lechasseurmauricien@hotmail.com
    www.lechasseurmauricien.com

  18. #38
    458Lottfan's Avatar
    458Lottfan is offline New Member
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    14

    Member of SCI, Arizona Elk Society, NRA Life Member, Arizona Bow Hunters Association.

    Hunted USA lower 48 and Alaska , Namibia

    458Lottfan has no Articles
    458Lottfan has no Photos

    Default

    Great hunt and great thread! Absolutely love the photos of you with the herd in front of you! Thank you for sharing your hunt. Cape Buff are next on my list. Hope for 2014.

  19. #39
    ibie's Avatar
    ibie is offline AH Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    172

    Member of south african hunting and game conservation asociation

    Hunted South africa;Zambia and want to hunt in nimibia

    Default

    what a hunt well done
    and what is the strongest bow you would reccomend.
    ibie!
    Check out my profile

  20. #40
    coaster500 is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    43
    coaster500 has no Articles
    View coaster500's Photos

    Default

    Amazing story and pics!!! I wish my shoulders could use the equipment necessary to do that job!!! Well done

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Hunting Buffalo Brain Shot
    By christophe morio in forum Hunting Video Clips
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-20-2011, 11:52 AM
  2. Bowhunting Buffalo Shot Placement
    By AfricaHunting.com in forum Bowhunting Shot Placement
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 11:48 PM
  3. Buffalo Shot Placement
    By AfricaHunting.com in forum Firearm Shot Placement
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-20-2010, 09:27 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •