At Sable safaris we specialize in bow hunting. Pieter Bothma in conjunction withAndy Williams, editor of the’ African Hunter’, produced a booklet called ‘Shotplacement’ it is an in depth look at the vital areas of the most commonly hunted animal species of Africa. African animals differ very much from North American game; this booklet can play an invaluable role in your understanding of the perfect shot.It’s all these small things, our attention to detail and our intimate knowledge of equipment that puts us apart.
MIN BOW REQUIREMENT
A normal Whitetail or Elk set up should work just fine for your safari in Africa.
If he or she cannot pull 60 pounds or more, we recommend that you use a bowfaster then 300ft / s with a total arrow weight of 350 gram’s or more. I alsorecommend using a fix 2 bladed broad head that cut on impact or a small
cutting diameter (like Montec) 3 bladed head that also cut on impact. These
are very important and will definitely improve your penetration, but doremember 2 bladed broad heads might not be as good for blood trails as 3 or 4 bladed headed. Mechanical broad heads just does not work with African game. 4 bladed broad heads are only recommended if you shoot more than a 70-pound bow.
We specialize in cat hunts and will put you under 20 yards of your trophy cat.
Broad headsWith so many different broad heads on the market …..”which broad head is good?” Well, whatever fixed broad head you use in the US with good success should work just fine in Africa. For good blood trails you need the 3 or 4 bladed heads and for good penetration (if low poundage) 2 bladed heads will be just fine, Please make sure the broad head you pick are extra sharp and that the blades are strong and remember that the less cutting diameter you have, the better the penetration.
Make sure your rest is quiet! When hunting game at close range you can easily get them to “string jump” with a noisy arrow rest.
Maximum successes are just as important to us and there for we primarily hunt
from ground blinds. Our blinds are sent proof and dark on the inside and built
comfortably to ensure maximum success. They are strategically placed at
saltlicks and waterholes. We also make use of pop up blinds and traditional grass blind.
Dark colored clothing or cameo work best from hunting out of these blinds.
When hunting out of tree stands we recommend that you use camouflaged
clothes and the use of a facemask is essential. Like everywhere sent Is a big
factor there fore , “sent lock” Is always a good option.
If your quest is Leopard or Bush pig makes sure your Illuminated sight is set-upso that you will be able to make the shot under very low light. Most factorysight lights deliver way too much light and the hunter cant see past his pinsunder total dark conditions. Please test your sight in a 100% dark room tomake sure of that.Don’t forget your rangefinder ext.Now that you know what to bring you can start shooting and get to know your equipment and remember that the right equipment can only help you to kill your trophy quickly and clean. The most important thing is SHOT PLACEMENT
Shots can range anything from 20 to 300yards, with our wide variety of thick
brush and open savannah. African animals can be amazingly tough therefore
we recommend 300 and 7mm calibers for plains game and 375 and bigger for
dangerous game. All high quality ammunition like Trophy bonded, Barnes x
or premium soft bonded bullets comes highly recommended for plains game
as well as dangerous game hunting. Telescopes with a low to high
magnification [ 1.5-6*40 ] will be adequate . Please don’t try to save on opticsor quality bullets it can mean the difference between a disastrous or successfulsafari.