Bowhunt in SA in August. . . A Few Questions/Concerns
So my trip I never thought I'd get is finally coming together. It all started after getting drunk at the NWTF banquet. My wife let me have the final say at the auction, and 10 days with Steyn safaris was mine. They have been more than accommodating in helping me schedule the trip around the birth of my first child, and other of life's miscellaneous interruptions.
I have no interest in shooting anything with a rifle, but I'm concerned that there will be pressure to do so. Every time I tell the US contact I'm a bowhunter (which he assures me is OK), he says I really should bring a gun just in case. I have fired a total of 20 rounds through a rifle in the last 10 years, and truthfully have no business shooting at living creatures!
I want to shoot a bunch of things: Nyala, Kudu, Gemsbok and Zebra are all on my list, and I've budgeted so I can take them all. But I want to do it with my bow. It might not happen. Any tips on how to ensure that no one is disappointed ?
Bow Hunting in South Africa
Originally Posted by bctlaw
There should be no need to take your own rifle to South Africa, all of the animals on your list have been shot comfortably with a bow
and if neccessary the PH should have a rifle with him if you are to walk and stalk. Most bow hunting farms have blinds
set up for bow hunters. I have attached a few pic's for you on bow hunts done in South Africa. Pic on example of hides as well. Hope this helps