Shot Placement & Law Zimbabwe

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    Just out of curiosity are these new regulations in regards to the general big game, or has this always been the law in Zim?
     
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    These laws have been in place for some time. Below information on minimum equipment requirements is from the ZIMBABWE Hunting Information page at https://www.africahunting.com/threads/zimbabwe-hunting-information.14235/.


    [​IMG]Minimum Equipment Requirements for Rifle Hunting in Zimbabwe
    - Class A Game
    5300 Joule
    Minimum caliber 9.2mm in diameter
    (Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo)
    - Class B Game
    4300 Joule
    Minimum caliber 7.0mm in diameter
    (Lion, Giraffe, Eland)
    - Class C Game
    3000 Joule
    Minimum caliber 7.0mm in diameter
    (Leopard, Crocodile, Kudu, Oryx / Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Zebra, Nyala, Sable Antelope, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, etc.)
    - Class D Game
    850 Joule
    Minimum caliber 5.56mm in diameter
    (Warthog, Impala, Reedbuck, Sitatunga, Duiker, Steenbok, Jackal, Game Birds, etc.)

    - Black Powder Rifles
    Minimum caliber .40


    [​IMG]Minimum Equipment Requirements for Bowhunting in Zimbabwe
    - Class A Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 80 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 700 grain
    (Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo)
    - Class B Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 77 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 695 grain
    Broadheads with only two cutting edges
    (Lion, Giraffe, Eland)
    - Class C Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 70 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 618 grain
    (Leopard, Crocodile, Kudu, Oryx / Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Zebra, Nyala, Sable Antelope, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, etc.)
    - Class D Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 56 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 463 grain
    (Warthog, Impala, Reedbuck, Sitatunga, Duiker, Steenbok, Jackal, Game Birds, etc.)

    Bowhunting in Zimbabwe may only be done with compound bows. Bowhunting with recurve bows, longbows or crossbows is not permitted in Zimbabwe unless a special permit has been issued for which the safari operator must apply for six months prior to the start of the bow hunt. This special bowhunting permit comes at a substantial cost.
     

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