I see these fellows were using expanding broadheads in this 2019 video and another. I booked a hunt for 2020 and I was told only fixed heads were allowed. Did the policy change?
I entirely agree with your view of using fixed heads for large animals and dangerous game such as Cape Buffalo. But a wide variety of your Plains Game is "deer sized" animals, weighing 100 to 400 lbs. A good quality expanding head is suitable for these animals. I emphasize the words "good quality". All broadheads, no matter fixed or mechanical are not of equal quality. That also makes the dilemma more difficult. I have a Bow Hunt for Plains Game scheduled for this September (will probably be rescheduled due to Covid) and planned on using fixed heads as you recommended. Most of the animals will be "deer sized" game so it's nice to see we have the flexibility to use proven mechanical heads should we choose. An Eland is on my list. I WON"T be using a mechanical for him. Thanks!Hello Sir,
I apologize for the late reply. I missed your inquiry until just now..
The policy at Limcroma is that we discourage the use of expandable broadheads for several reasons. It has been our experience that expandable/mechanical heads have much higher failure rates in deploying properly. Additionally, they generally do not penetrate nearly as well or as consistently as fixed-blade heads, especially from bow set-ups lacking the proper energy to effectively deploy them.
That being said, you are welcomed to hunt with any broadhead of your choosing provided that you accept responsibility for the equipment you decide to use, with the exception of hunting dangerous game.