We at Bayly Sippel Hunting Safaris strive to get the client the trophy of a lifetime. As both owners are also passionate bow hunters they know all about the challenges that bow hunters face when travelling to Africa.
Bow Hunting can be done out of various hides on the concessions or on foot by means of walking and stalking.
Most shots will be between 20-30 yards, as our bow hides are all strategically placed to ensure the highest possible success rate.
Any bow set up that you use for big game hunting back home, for example deer, is sufficient for our plainsgame . We prefer someone to use a bow that they are used to and very familiar with, than go out and get themselves a heavier set up, that they are not familiar with.
Success is greater if you are familiar with your bow and used to using it. Fixed blade broad heads are recommended but a well-placed mechanical broad head is also deadly. Additionally for plains game we recommend an arrow of at least 400 grains and up and for dangerous game an arrow of at least 750 grains is recommended with a well constructed two blade cut on contact broadhead.
At the moment there are no laws regarding regulations of bringing bows into South Africa, it is very simple and you will simply collect your bow from the oversized luggage department and go straight to customs.
The best time to bow hunt in Africa is usually between May and September, the area is usually drier, thus the animals make their way to the water holes on a more regular basis.
We recommend that depending on what species are going to be hunted that potential bow hunters contact us to discuss any questions regarding equipment etc.