Hunting Impala is on the agenda for just about every hunter who sets foot in South Africa. The Rooibok or “red buck” as he is known in Afrikaans is the bread and butter antelope of Southern Africa.
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“After a week at the beautiful Bushmen Safaris facilities, we successfully ended our hunt at Bushmen Safaris with a monster wide Kudu bull, an impressive Waterbuck, two Impalas, and memories engrained in our heads for the rest of our lives. We have some incredible pictures and videos to share along with some mounts that will remind us of our hunts with Bushmen. Hunting South Africa was by far an unbelievable experience. Getting within, at times, 5 to 25 yards to watch these plains game animals is just breathtaking. And the sunsets and sunrises, wow, it’s like you can just reach up and shake God’s hand. We will be back, especially since we did not get our shot at a Zebra or Gemsbok. A huge thank you to SCI and Bushmen Safaris for making this trip, a trip of a lifetime. I truly feel blessed to have experienced hunting the bush at such a young age and can’t wait to get back.” - Davie “Crockett” Ferraro, Hunt Strong founder
On the fifth day of Len Malmquist's bow hunting expedition in South Africa, he and his guide were driving back to camp with a fresh kill.
At Bushmen Safaris, bow hunters can enjoy a great number of amenities including an abundant selection of animals to hunt during their safari experience. One such animal is the Blue Wildebeest, a large mammal of the Bovid family. Muscular in appearance, this animal moves gracefully on slim legs. Although the Blue Wildebeest has a reputation for stampeding, this animal generally moves quietly, but when spooked can charge across the plain at speeds up to 40 mph. The Blue Wildebeest is a large, bearded antelope native to the acacia savanna and short grass plains that is often referred to as the “poor man’s” buffalo.
Plains game hunting brings scores and scores of hunters to South Africa annually and one of the most popular plains game that are hunted is the Blesbok.
South Africa has long been a special destination for bow hunters from around the world because of its abundance of species, quality infrastructure, and incredible accommodations.
Bushmen Safaris is proud to help fulfill their dreams by providing a world-class selection of animals for the hunter who is looking for a lifetime harvest.
Besides offering exclusive bow hunts to archers, Bushmen Safaris also provides hunters with beautiful accommodations, superior service, delicious dining, competitive pricing, excellent management, and a world-class selection of animals year after year.
Bushmen Safaris is located in South Africa's Limpopo Province, and the area stands proud as the hunting capital of South Africa with millions and millions of acres of land dedicated to conserved ranches and reserves. A vast indigenous habitat ranging from spectacular forests to Rocky Mountains, the Limpopo Province supports the incredible choice of species available to the hunter.
After a week at the beautiful Bushmen Safaris facilities, we successfully ended our hunt at Bushmen Safaris with a monster wide Kudu bull, an impressive Waterbuck, two Impalas, and memories engrained in our heads for the rest of our lives. We have some incredible pictures and videos to share along with some mounts that will remind us of our hunts with Bushmen.
Bushmen Safaris, a private 22,000-acre deeded wildlife conservancy in South Africa, provides exclusive bow hunts, beautiful accommodations, superior service, competitive bowhunting packages, and a world-class selection of animals for your trophy hunting experience.
From bowhunting.net, bowhunting biologist Wade Nolan discusses some of the myths about traveling to Africa for a bowhunting safari. Below is a small sample of his article.
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.
Bushmen Safaris, a private 22,000 acre deeded wildlife conservancy in South Africa that offers exclusive bow hunts to archers, is proud to help fulfill hunting dreams by providing a world-class selection of animals for the hunter who is looking for the hunt of a lifetime.
The number of species that are allowed to be hunted in South Africa is unparalleled, and the Bushmen Safaris hunting properties feature many of these species. In our safari hunting glossary, you can learn more about the animals that will be a welcome addition to your trophy room.
Since he was a 14-year-old growing up in South Dakota, reading the likes of Jack O’Connor in Outdoor Life magazine, Mryon Maddox has wanted to go on a real African Safari.
The Peninsula Clarion, the daily newspaper of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, wrote a story about Len Malmquist and his “trip of a lifetime” at Bushmen Safaris.
During his two-week African expedition at Bushmen Safaris, the retired 60-year-old bow hunter killed nine animals. However, Len Malmquist did more than shoot his bow during his June 2012 adventure. One day he went the whole time without seeing a single animal large enough to shoot (and he counted 249 animals). He “went nuts,” though, with his camera. “I got video,” he said, “and I’ve got still pictures up the yin-yang.”