Bowhunting is the act of pursuing or taking wild game animals using a bow and arrow. This practice, however, is about more than the pursuit or killing of game.
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Located in South Africa, Bushmen Safaris is the ideal location for your first or next hunting adventure. Our beautiful location, superior service, competitive bow hunting packages, and world-class selection of animals helps make us unequaled when it comes to hunting in South Africa.
So, you’re thinking that this is the year to put a bow in your hand and become an archer, or bowhunter, or both. If this is the year, then here are a few tips:
Here are some ideas on how to get involved and doing your part to contribute to the future of bowhunting in America.
The initial results from a study in Finland were presented last week and confirm that hunting with a bow and arrow is just as effective as using a rifle. The detailed scientific study, which was conducted over a period of four years from early 2019 to early 2023, analyzed the comparative aspects of harvesting white-tailed deer with both bullets and hunting bows.
Crossbows are often considered tools for new hunters, elderly hunters, and those with physical limitations, but they’re available to everyone during archery season in most states. You could benefit from incorporating a crossbow into some of your bowhunting strategies regardless of your age, gender, skills, or mindset.
If you watch outdoor TV or online videos, read hunting articles, or follow hunting influencer types on social media, you’re bound to pick up on the lingo. There’s a catalog of common words and sayings you’re likely to hear. And then you’ll likely hear them again. And again. Maybe you’ve even caught yourself saying some of them. It’s almost as if some hunters are simply following the leader and regurgitating things, they hear other hunters say.
Managing wildlife populations is a daunting task that requires an arsenal of tools available to wildlife biologists. State agencies employ biologists to balance a healthy dynamic of wildlife with the habitat to support it. Biologists rely on resources that range from equations that monitor winter severity to deer mortality data provided by GPS collars, but most importantly, they rely on hunters. While you might not realize it, if you purchase a hunting license, you play a critical role in animal management.
These hunting celebs host TV shows, write books and are champion archers. Hunting celebrities also advocate for conservation and act as role models to bowhunters of all ages.
We think that Bushmen Safaris is the one of the most ideal destinations to hunt in the world. And here are a few reasons why.
James Lutz, a member of the US men’s compound archery team, shared four shooting tips. Lutz won a gold medal at the 2019 World Archery Championships and took home a gold medal in the men’s team event at the 2021 World Archery Championships. Here’s what he had to say:
You probably don’t need one but just in case you need to convince yourself or someone else, we are here to help.
If you’re not a bowhunter, you might wonder, “Why do people bowhunt?” People join the sport for different reasons. Some think it’s fun or challenging, while others like the meat or the camaraderie. Others bowhunt to spend time alone or in nature, while some folks hunt to conserve wildlife and wild places. Whatever the reason, bowhunting has a lot to offer. If you’re on the fence about bowhunting, here are 10 reasons to try it this year.
A look at archery innovators and trailblazers whose contributions shaped the gear and tactics bowhunters use today. Today’s post counts down archery’s greatest innovators from #6 to #1.
A look at the archery innovators and trailblazers whose contributions shaped the gear and tactics bowhunters use today. Today’s post counts down archery’s greatest innovators from #13 to #7. We will the share the top 6 innovators in our next blog update. Happy hunting!
Bushmen Safaris has been providing quality bow hunting as an archery-only area since 1986 and we are pleased to offer an outstanding selection of animals for our hunters including the Steenbok.
Here are some additional details about the Bushmen Safaris facilities to help you get ready for your trip to our wildlife conservancy in South Africa.
As hunters, we always say that there is so much more to the hunt than the kill and having a first-time hunter come along to experience the thrill of the chase will help prove that. Mentoring a new hunter to not just know how to do it, but to respect our wildlife resources, is one of the greatest things you can do. Here are more skills that a new hunter might develop:
Fall is almost here, and you know what that means.
It’s time to start thinking about getting your mind right while sitting in a tree.
One of the animals that brings scores and scores of hunters to South Africa is the Eland, the world's largest and slowest antelope. The Eland also has the endurance to maintain a trot indefinitely and can jump an 8-foot fence from a standstill. Both males and females have horns that spiral tightly, though female horns tend to be longer and thinner. The Eland is the animal most often depicted in the early rock art of East Africa. Even today, it still holds an important place in the mythology of some southern African tribes.
If you’re consistently hitting everything you shoot at 30 yards maybe it’s time to extend your effective range 10 more yards. Here are a few tips that can help you make that jump.
One of Africa's most stately and sought-after game animals, the Kudu is widespread and classified into many different subspecies mainly along geographical variances yet they all sport those magnificent spiral curled horns, which never fails to quicken the heartbeat. The Kudu are one of the iconic antelopes of Africa.
One of the most handsome of all antelope, the Sable Antelope is one of the most highly-prized animals available to hunt in South Africa and it’s just one of many species available at the Bushmen Safaris wildlife conservancy in South Africa.
Hunting Cape buffalo is one of the most popular of all the game hunting adventures in Africa and it is one of many species available to hunt at the Bushmen Safaris wildlife conservancy in South Africa.
Question: What is the best way to prepare for a bowhunt - spot targets or 3-D?
The Nyala is one of the most beautiful antelope that can be hunted on safari and it is one of many species available to hunt on Bushmen Safaris wildlife conservancy in South Africa.
Bushmen Safaris is excited to head back to the Iowa Deer Classic in Des Moines.
There are many reasons why bowhunters miss their targets.
The most common is simply misjudging distance. That one’s relatively easy to remedy.
Theodore Roosevelt was a man of integrity, as well as a verbose and prolific writer. Several of his works deserve a place on this list. This one, which offers a glimpse into hunting the Americas before they were tamed, is one of my favorites.
Bow hunters are a different breed: the kind that relishes the challenges of an up-close, high-stealth hunt, with all the frustrations and elation that entails. But that’s not the only thing that sets bow hunters apart from their gun-toting brethren.
Bushmen Safaris is a 22,000-acre wildlife conservancy in South Africa that has been archery-only since 1986. One of the biggest factors that sets Bushmen apart from the competition is the fact that we only take one group of clients per month during our annual seven months of hunting. By hunting this way, we are able to not only lower our hunting pressure on the animals but increases our clients' success substantially. Bushmen Safaris Hunters have taken 12 World Records, 63 Top 5 placings, 115 Top 10 placings, and 335 Top 25 placings. Bushmen's hunters continue to take high-scoring trophies as a result of this limited hunting pressure. The exceptional hunting experience at Bushmen Safaris brings back hunters’ year-after-year as we have an 80% record for return bow hunters over the past 15 years.
People in Africa invented hunting bows and arrows, probably about 64,000 years ago. Some of the earliest arrowheads come from South Africa. Then as people spread from Africa to India, Australia, all over Asia, and Europe, they took their bows and arrows with them. Bows and arrows finally made their way to North America around 3,000 B.C. Native Americans started using bows to hunt in North America. It is believed that they got their bow technology from the Tuniit, and it spread from there across the Americas.
There is a critical component to shooting that will both help control your emotions and boost your accuracy. This is one of the most overlooked aspects of archery and bowhunting. It is simply focusing on a process. The process is a simple, systematic routine to walk you through the fundamentals of making a good archery shot. This serves two purposes. The first is that it helps engrain the core points of technique. The second is that it helps keep your conscious thoughts focused on making that perfect shot rather than blowing it.
Bushmen Safaris is excited to head back to Iowa in March 2019 for the Iowa Deer Classic in Des Moines.
Here are five factors you may want to take into consideration during the setup process of your bow that can pay off big in improving your bow’s accuracy output.
At Bushmen Safaris, we know what it takes to provide a quality archery hunt and we make it happen. Our premium bowhunting package will provide you with food and lodging for 12 days, 5 trophy fees, 10 days guiding services. The bowhunting package price also includes round-trip ground transportation from the Johannesburg, South Africa Airport, and all other ground transportation during your bowhunting experience.
Each year the Iowa Deer Classic brings to the hunters of Iowa and the Midwest a weekends worth of trophy whitetails, world class hunting seminars, hunting and outdoor exhibitors, hands-on archery opportunities and much more.
Bushmen Safaris has years of hunting experience in Africa and your bow hunting trip will evoke memories of lifetime as you enjoy guided bow hunting at our private 22,000 acre deeded wildlife conservancy in beautiful South Africa.
Training Yourself for Better Shooting Accuracy
When it comes to making clutch shots, there is arguably no one better than world-champion archer Levi Morgan. From high-stakes 3-D tournaments to high-pressure bowhunts, Morgan has an uncanny knack for placing arrows exactly where they need to be when it matters most.
- The Africa bow hunting safaris at Bushmen Safaris allow hunters to experience 10 to 12 thrilling days of hunting.
- Our reputation has afforded us the title of one of the finest Africa bow hunting safaris anywhere, and our 80% return of clientele is a strong testament to that fact. We have excellent game management, trophy animals, wonderful hospitality, and a devotion to our clients all of which has contributed to our high return rate.
Hear how Bushmen Safaris got started in South Africa in this YouTube video. Bushmen Safaris is where you can experience guided bow hunting on a private 22,000-acre deeded wildlife conservancy during your customized stay. Bushmen Safaris has years of experience in Africa and our trips will evoke a lifetime of memories. Bushmen enjoys a reputation earned through years of satisfying our bow hunting visitors in this enchanting country. Bushmen has been an archery only area since 1986, and our accommodations feature the character of South Africa thatched roofs and rondavals with the luxury of private baths, a swimming pool, superior service and delicious dining.
Bushmen Safaris provides an exceptional plains game hunting safari experience for bow hunters. We are family-owned and managed, have extensive hunting knowledge, and have been archery-only since 1986 We are owned, operated, and set up for the bow hunter. All of these features plus great genetics and low hunting pressure have resulted in a high number of record-breaking hunts at Bushmen Safaris!
Bushmen Safaris, a private 22,000 acre deeded wildlife conservancy in South Africa, has been satisfying bow hunting visitors year after year with beautiful accommodations, superior service, delicious dining, competitive pricing, excellent management, and a world-class selection of animals
Bushmen Safaris is pleased to announce our events schedule for 2017. We will be at the following shows listed below, or you can contact us if you would like to schedule a private event with our Professional Hunter Shannon Van Zyl. We plan on Shannon being in the United States during January and February. Please contact us at [email protected] to schedule a date. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you. Happy Hunting!
A bowhunting tip from the good folks at Bowhunting Info that we thought we would share with all of our bowhunting enthusiasts.
A majority of the hunting in South Africa takes place on enclosed private land, and the amount of game on private land is estimated to be two and a half times greater than the game populations found on public lands. The species taken on these private lands such as Bushmen Safaris include the impala, warthog, greater kudu, blesbok, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, zebra, black wildebeest, southern bushbuck, common waterbuck and springbok.
When was the last rifle hunter at Bushmen?
Bushmen Safaris has been exclusively archery-only since 1986, which means there has not been a single rifle hunter since 1986.
Bushmen is owned, operated, and setup for the archer. This means that we understand what the archery hunter needs and expects and we make it happen. The Nyala is one of many species available to hunt on Bushmen Safaris wildlife conservancy in South Africa.
Bushmen Safaris has years of experience in Africa and your bow hunting trip will evoke memories of lifetime on our private 22,000 acre deeded wildlife conservancy in beautiful South Africa.