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Hunting with Booysen Safaris

Additional Hunts

Booysen Safaris offers a wide range of game species. the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo can be hunted. This will be a safari hunting experience, which will remain with you for the rest of your life.

Bird Hunting
Interested in a bit of bird hunting to compliment your African plains game hunting safari? There may be a chance during the bird hunting season in South Africa, July through Mid October, for some adrenaline charged African wingshooting.

Wingshooting safaris can be organized for groups of two to four shooters at a daily rate of $550 per person, which includes all birds shot. Even a skillful sportsman will be impressed with the sheer speed, agility and formidable number of worthy African game birds.

Bow Hunting
Classic Bow Hunting Safaris into Africa have become increasingly popular amongst discerning archers with a variety of species. The Professional Hunter are highly qualified, experienced and technically competent with the advice they offer for 1.

Hunting methods
Bow hunts are usually conducted in the ways depending on your specific situation and species hunted:
1. Blinds
The majority of successful bags are made from permanently constructed blinds. These are situated approximately 20 yards from waterholes and salt licks. Some blinds are elevated from the ground, and others are ground blinds, depending on the terrain, sun and wind direction. Animals baged are Kudu, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Eland, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Warthog and Baboon.
2. Stalking
This method is used for the “more difficult” species or those that do not frequently visit the waterholes. Some concessions offer the ideal terrain for this method. The undulating hills, deep gullies and water streams with thick vegetation all make it possible to get within bow range. Species bagged by this method are Bushbuck, Nyala, Duiker, and the species listed under “Blinds”.

Camouflage clothing is legal in South Africa and is highly recommended specially for walk & stalk. Camo clothing should have a predominantly green and dark brown pattern depending on the season.

Plains Game
Compound, longbows and re-curve bows can be used on Plains game. Although no regulation regarding draw weight exists it is recommended to use bows of 60# and higher. Traditional archers should advise the length of their longbows to enable any adjustments to existing blinds to be made prior to the safari. Three or four bladed broad heads of the thunderhead type are recommended.

Minimum recommendations for compound bows:
Size Draw Weight Arrow Weight
Small game 60 lb 400 grain
Medium game 80 lb 550 grain
Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, Hippo 100 lb 700 grain

Will I be safe?
This is the most commonly voiced concern. We are committed to preserving your health and safety tough African game, hunting methods, equipment limitations that have been tested and proven in the field, as well as legislation introduced by the Government ensures the ethics of the sport is upheld. Booysen Safaris is proud that it has carefully selected exclusive areas to ensure maximum success and quality of trophies in their hunts. A combination of the above factors and the expertise of renowned Professional Hunters will ensure the Bow Hunter an unforgettable Safari of a lifetime.

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