Meat for the staff.

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  1. Fritz Rabe

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    I thought of sharing this with you all.
    Late yesterday afternoon I went out to get my staff some meat to go with their salaries this weekend. I was lucky to arrow these two Duiker 5 min apart.

    I am sure that the one came from Noas Arc as he had hardly any horns left. The longest one measured only 2,5" with 2,1" bases. This was the oldest Duiker that I have ever seen.

    A shoulder shot brought him down.
    The other one was shot full frontal and fell next to the old one.

    Duiker are not one of the WOW species but I love hunting them as they present extremely challenging shots for any bow hunter because they can string jump a lightning bolt.

    Duiker I.JPG
     
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    Hi Fritz.

    No penetration problems? :)
     
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    hahaha Don.
    I would never dream of shooting one of your special arrows at a Duiker. It is a bit difficult to replace.;)

    I shot it with a Viking head.
     
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    How do you keep track of your pins when you switch arrows so often?

    I will probably wind up hunting elk with the Dauntless heads, just because the elk hunt starts only 5 days after my return from the grizzly bear.
     
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    Fritz, were they rutting? Why so close together?
    Interesting old buck.
     
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    Don:
    I use a 6 pin sight with a long sliding arm. I got myself 3 of these and sighted my standard arrows in on one. With your arrows I sighted in using another one and then all I have to do is slide the one arm out and the new one in and there I go.
    Using such heavy arrows I have no rest problems etc. They all seem to like one setting. I have another one that I use for testing other arrows etc. Your arrows have their own sight now and it will stay with them.

    Brick:
    Here on the farm where I live there are hundreds of them running around. I shoot 15-20 of them myself each year. They breed like crazy and the population is very healthy.
     
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    Fritz,

    What is the name of your farm?
     
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    Nice animals, you don't see to many of them hunting usually. I'd like to get one...one day.
     
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    Tom:
    The name of the farm is Sonskyn. It is near Musina close to the Zimbabwe border.

    Enysse:
    Duiker is common all over Africa but it is not one of the "glamour" animals that are on the list every hunter. I love hunting them because they string jump like mad and it is great practice. They also do not relax like other animals do and you really have to know when to release in order to get them.
     
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    92 lbs? I couldn't pull that with both hands and both feet :)
     
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    At 92 lbs you could have used a blunt to kill those Duikers. Nice job Fritz.
     
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    A near miss with that bow should should scare the critter to death. That second Duiker was standing there in stunned shock after witnessing his buddy being hit with a telephone pole. :)
     
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    :) The bow is heavy yes. I use it on purpose especially when hunting smaller animals that is prone to jump. Then I know that I do not need a perfect broadside shot. I can take any shot from any angle especially if they face away from me and still shoot straight through them.

    I have shot a number of Impala that are super jumpers of the string with a Texas heart shot and found the arrow 30-40m away after completely penetrating the animal.

    I believe that they are less prone to jumping a string from behind although it is the type of shot that I shall never advise any newcomer or less experienced hunter to take.
     
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    Too smart! If I'd started earlier I could have done that for my elk arrows.
     

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