"Bowhunting elephant would be a dream"
I'm not so sure about that.
The elephant is just too big for an arrow.They can't be compared to buffalo and moose when you go stalking with a bow, they have just too much mass.
When I once hunted buffalo on the Gwayi River, an area with a large bow hunting scene, the Matabele tracker told me that elephants with good shots often take three hours to die.
At the table and in the forum no bowhunter tells anything about this long death.
Or do you want to bleed to death painfully for three hours until your end ?
I am not sentimental about the death of an animal that serves as food and can also provide a good hunt.When I kill an animal , it must be short and painless, just as I want to resign one day.
Only my 2 cents.
My wife and I are just getting into archery and look forward to our first bow hunting experiences this fall. However, I don't think I would ever feel right about hunting an elephant with a bow. I'm with you Foxi- the animal needs to die quick. I can buy into bow for ungulates but pachyderms are a different story all together.