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Successful trip with Dare to Bowhunt
My wife and I made our second journey to the dark continent to hunt with our friend Lammie Potgieter of Dare to Bowhunt. Last year, we hunted his Zululand property and greatly enjoyed it, but decided to give his Kimberly area a try this time around to see a bit of different scenery, and a different mixture of critters. My wife's grandfather and uncle also joined us on the trip (their first) which was cool to experience it all with them. Lammie and crew do an excellent job at taking care of everyone and making sure we were in the best spots for the animals we were wanting to hunt. Anyhow, here's a few pictures from our trip.
My wife's grandpa's critters
My sable was definitely a bucketlist animal and a dream come true to be able to take it with my longbow.
Beautiful trophies, Forrest
I love Africa, first time in a long time I didn't make it over and missing it like crazy!
Great job with the longbow and a beautiful sable to boot. Congrats!
Congrats, those are really nice animals, especially the sable ! And to take it with a longbow is a very special accomplishment
So what are your thoughts for someone considering one property over the other. Which did you prefer?
Congratulations all around!
What longbow you shooting?
Very nice collection of trophies. Congrats on a super adventure. Thanks for sharing Africa with us.
Wow, that second Kudu is huge! What did he measure?
Holy..........congrats to all!
Looks like a great trip and a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing some pics.
Thanks all! Africa truly is a bowhunter's dream and feel blessed to have experienced it twice now and already working on a return trip! :)
STICKFLICKER, as far as which property to choose would honestly come down to what animals a person would really like to try and get. The Zululand property was awesome and is loaded with animals. The Kimberly area has a whole different look and several more species than Zululand. If interest in certain species though, I'd definitely talk with Lammie and see about which place he'd recommend. For example, if you have your heart set on a big nyala or impala, Zululand would be your best bet, even though Kimberly has them both, the numbers aren't as high there. On the flip side, if you'd like to shoot a gemsbuck or eland, Kimberly would your best bet. Honestly, if I had to pick one over the other, I'd just have to flip a coin!
GHOSTBIRD, I was shooting a GW Flanagan 3piece 54lbs@28".
KEITH, the kudu measured out just above 55" which was a mammoth of a bull for that area. Originally before we went, he'd said he wasn't interested in shooting a kudu, but I had a suspicion after he saw one in person that he'd have a change of heart. Pretty sure he made the right decision to shoot!