Video - String jump on Impala

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  1. Frederik

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    Thought you guys would like to see a good example on how fast an impala reacts to the noise of string.

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  2. Bushbuck

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    They are amazing how fast they can react to an arrow. We have filmed them with an even more dramatic drop in the past. I would say that this was a bad shot to begin with though in that film. I watched it a few times and the impala did not move forward or back, it just dropped down a few inches. The shot would have not been good even if the impala did not react at all. Had the shot been further forward it would have been a good shot reguardless of the drop. Good reminder video for bowhunters to aim forward. Do you know if that impala was ever found?
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    I was wondering the same thing.
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    Yes we did find that impala and yes the shot was a bit far back from the start as you stated.
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    Cool video. I liked the slow motion version where you can see the arrow hit the ground after passing through. Glad you found him.
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    Glad to hear that you found him. Those little buggers are sure fast.

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    That shows you had some great tracking skills. I bet that was not an easy task. My heart would have sunk on that shot. It happend to me once a few years ago on an impala, just about the same shot. I shot it in the morning. I was amazed at the stamina on that animal. we didnt find it until the next day in the afternoon and it was still alive.

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