Bow Hunt in South Africa
Archery has Bow Hunt in South Africa been considered one of the finest hunting methods available. However, the advent of rifles saw it slowly fade into history. Recently the sport of archery has been revived and it is once again becoming popular among hunters. The use of a bow and arrow allows the hunter to hunt in more natural surroundings where the animal is more likely to be found, rather than being forced into close range by a rifle. Besides that, the use of a bow and arrow provides the hunter with an opportunity to take more challenging species and to be successful on them.
Archery Adventures: The Thrill of Bow Hunting in the Wilds of South Africa
The types of bows that are permitted for hunting in South Africa are compound, re-curve and longbow. No permit is required for the importation of a bow to South Africa. It is also permitted to bring a crossbow into the country. These are more compact, easier to shoot and can be used by children or women who do not have the strength to draw a compound bow. They usually have mechanical broad heads that fly with their cutting blades tucked in and only deploy on contact with the target animal.
Depending on the season and what species are being targeted, bow hunting may be conducted by spot and stalk or from a blind. Spot and stalk hunting is preferred during the greener months (February to May) as the animals are easier to locate due to the lush bush and are more active around watering points.