Hello from North Dakota
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03-21-2009, 09:58 PM #1
Hello from North Dakota
Hello from North Dakota. Although I have not yet been to Africa, a friend and I have our first safari booked for July 2010 to bowhunt with Dries Visser Safaris in South Africa. I have learned a lot from this site already and hope to continue learning more. Thanks for creating such a great site!
03-22-2009, 06:25 AM #2
ndbwhnter..................welcome to AH. I live straight north of you in Manitoba. Have a friend in Minot.
There are a lot of very knowledgeable people on here and I am sure that you can get the answer to anything related to African Hunting right here. You will have a great time on your 2010 trip to RSA and will have to post some pictures after for the members.
03-23-2009, 11:29 AM #3
Welcome ndbwhnter, you'll find plenty of fellow bow hunters on the site... July is one of the better months for bow hunting, you should have a great trip. What are you planning on hunting and what bow are you planning on taking? Let the countdown begin...
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03-28-2009, 08:21 AM #4
Sorry it's taken me so long to respond, I've been fighting flood waters all week up here in North Dakota - looks like we finally got it under control.
Right now I am planning on trying to take kudu, gemsbuck, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, blesbuck, implala and possibly an eland and/or zebra.
My primary bow will be a Bowtech Commander (longer ATA version of General), with a Limb Driver arrow rest and a Spot-Hogg SDP with wrap sight. My back-up is a Hoyt RazorTec. Both bows are set at about 70#. I plan on using Carbon Express Maxima Hunter arrow shafts, fletched with Blazer vanes and tipped with 100 grain Shuttle T-Lock broadheads.
I think this set-up should be good for just about everything I plan on taking with the exception of the eland. I was going to discuss this further with my PH as the trip gets closer.
Any comments on the set-up would be appreciated.
That looks like a good set up.
What is your draw length?
Make sure your arrow weight will be between 450 to 500gr.
I use 125gr Slick Trick standard broad heads but have heard good things from the T- Locks
I used blazer vanes but I have better results using 4 inch VMax Vanetech fetching.Gerhard
03-28-2009, 09:22 AM #6
My draw length is 30.5". My total arrow weight is about 430 grains right now. 125 grain heads did not tune nearly as well with my set-up, but I've still got a year to play with it yet. Thanks for the advice.
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