Hello from North Dakota

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    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!
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    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.

    Cheers!
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    Gerhard,

    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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    430gr is not bad.

    But then you have to make sure that you stay away from any heavy bone.

    550gr would be ideal.

    Remember that you dont need speed from your set up but deep penetration.

    Also 500gr to 550gr arrows make your bow a lot quieter as well.

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