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JIMBOW 19-Oct-16
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t-roy 19-Oct-16
JIMBOW 19-Oct-16
drycreek 19-Oct-16
PAstringking 19-Oct-16
JohnB 19-Oct-16
vhram 20-Oct-16
Royboy 20-Oct-16
Drahthaar 20-Oct-16
huntmaster 20-Oct-16
Bake 20-Oct-16
GhostBird 20-Oct-16
mountainman 21-Oct-16
Chief 419 21-Oct-16
AZ~Rich 22-Oct-16
JIMBOW 22-Oct-16
razorsharp 23-Oct-16
JIMBOW 23-Oct-16
Chief 419 23-Oct-16
JIMBOW 23-Oct-16
Drahthaar 23-Oct-16
JIMBOW 23-Oct-16
APauls 23-Oct-16
JIMBOW 23-Oct-16
Toby 24-Oct-16
From: JIMBOW
19-Oct-16

JIMBOW's embedded Photo
gemsbok
JIMBOW's embedded Photo
gemsbok

JIMBOW's Link
I just returned from South Africa and hunted with Pelser Bowhunting, what an amazing place and people. Click on the link to see the kill shots.

My equipment for this trip : Hoyt Carbon Defiant @70lbs- Easton FMJs tipped with VPA 150 vented 3 blade broadheads and a blessing from my wife.

I added up the total yardage traveled from impact to final resting spot (with rangefinder) for all 6 animals. Gemsbok- 34 yards. Nyala-19 yards. Mountain Reed Buck-16 yards. Blesbok- 41 yards. Impala- 35 yards. Klipspringer- 12 yards. Total 157 yards.

I was thrilled with the short recoveries especially having to pay for them wether recovered or not.

Hope you enjoy the video as well.

JIMBOW

From: JIMBOW
19-Oct-16

JIMBOW's embedded Photo
nyala
JIMBOW's embedded Photo
nyala

From: JIMBOW
19-Oct-16

From: JIMBOW
19-Oct-16

JIMBOW's embedded Photo
impala
JIMBOW's embedded Photo
impala
JIMBOW's embedded Photo
mountain reed buck
JIMBOW's embedded Photo
mountain reed buck

From: JIMBOW
19-Oct-16

JIMBOW's embedded Photo
blesbok
JIMBOW's embedded Photo
blesbok

From: JIMBOW
19-Oct-16

JIMBOW's embedded Photo
klipspringer
JIMBOW's embedded Photo
klipspringer

From: t-roy
19-Oct-16
Nice animals JIMBOW! Incredible on the short recovery distances on your animals! Almost all of the plains game animals that I shot last year went way farther than that!

From: JIMBOW
19-Oct-16
Thank you T-roy!

From: drycreek
19-Oct-16
Very nice animals ! Looks like you had a blast.

From: PAstringking
19-Oct-16
A Klippie with a bow!! Very nice!! Congrats on some nice trophies

From: JohnB
19-Oct-16
Awesome shooting! Wasn't hard to smile for those pics!

From: vhram
20-Oct-16
Great pics and hunt ! Congrats !

From: Royboy
20-Oct-16
Nice pictures and nice animals, thanks for sharing

From: Drahthaar
20-Oct-16
Glad you had a great hunt ,beautiful trophies. Forrest

From: huntmaster
20-Oct-16
Congrats again Jim!!

From: Bake
20-Oct-16
Congrats!

From: GhostBird
20-Oct-16
Congratulations. Very nice.

From: mountainman
21-Oct-16
Nice shooting tex.

From: Chief 419
21-Oct-16
Congrats JIMBOW. Looks like a great hunt. South Africa is a target rich environment. Now comes the most unpleasant part of the trip - taxidermy bills :)

From: AZ~Rich
22-Oct-16
Nice trophies. Looks like it was a great time for you. Klippy with a bow is sweet!

From: JIMBOW
22-Oct-16
Thanks Guys! It was very fun and I feel very fortunate. Chief you are very right! not to mention the shipping etc...

From: razorsharp
23-Oct-16
Awesome video quality! What camera did you use? It looked as if your arrows were all complete pass through? I love the VPA broadheads!

From: JIMBOW
23-Oct-16
Thanks Razorsharp! I was using a Canon HD camera (a small handycam type). All of the arrows passed through with ease. The Gemsbok video shows the arrow skipping through the dirt after passing through, infact you can see the arrows passing through all of the animals if you go frame by frame (except the Impala that walked out of the picture frame). I too love those heads and have had similar results on all of the animals I've taken with them.

From: Chief 419
23-Oct-16
JIMBOW - I sent all my hides off to get dry tanned as soon I got them back from Africa. I mounted my Kudu first and then mount one or two animals a year. No need to break the bank unless you just have too much money and can't wait to spend it.

From: JIMBOW
23-Oct-16
Chief, that's the smart way to do it fo sho. My best friend is also an award winning taxidermist so I'll have see what deals I can work out with him...sort of a slave labor thing probably.

From: Drahthaar
23-Oct-16
Jimbow, you might want to ask your taxidermist if he wants wet tan or dry tan, my taxidermist wants wet. VPA is the is the best broadhead I have ever shot , on 2 of my trips I shot 175 grain VPA solid, pass thru on all animals but 1 out of 25 animals ( if I remember correctly) a lot of the arrows 60 to 70 yards on the other side . Forrest

From: JIMBOW
23-Oct-16
Drathar, I'll ask him. Were you shooting 3 blades? J

From: APauls
23-Oct-16
OK Jimmie as the master of photoshop how do we know you actually went to Africa and shot all those beautiful animals? You could be pulling a Rowdie Dowdy on us! jk Way to go! and thanks for sharing!

From: JIMBOW
23-Oct-16
LOL Adam careful, careful... I could send doctored pics of you to your significant other!

Thanks Man!

From: Toby
24-Oct-16
Nice trophies. Congrats

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