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Great Cape Buffalo Bowhunt
We have some outstanding offers now for bowhunting Cape Buffalo just off of Kruger National Park...the price is for two hunters booked in camp together but each hunting with their own PH. We can book single hunters but there is a price increase for just one client in camp...so, two hunters hunting two Cape Buffalo bulls, 7 days $17,800 total ($8900 each). Good bulls up to 38”. This is a walk and stalk hunt for wild KNP buffalo. You can add a buffalo cow for $1700 time permitting.
Trail Cam photo from property.
Trail Cam photo from property.
Man, I don't know if I could rough it that bad:) Looks like an awesome hunt and deal for two guys, I am sure you will sell out fast! God Bless and keep us posted on the hunts!
Man this seems like an incredible opportunity.
That camp is nicer than my house. By a margin about as comfortable as that couch looks to be!
Not that I could even consider it, but what are the equipment requirements for recurve/long bows?
850gr arrow at 230 fps or better is optimum equipped with the original German Kinetics Broadhead.
850 gr at 230 fps? Lemmee see..... that should require about a 90 lb longbow ( or more ).
Sounds about right depending on draw length and bow composition, string material, etc.
That`s almost a 100 ft lbs. of Kinetic Energy.
I met Ken at a show once- good dude Edit- I dunno how those original question marks got there......I meant to imply that after talking with him for awhile, I think he is a good guy.
If you’re in the Louisville area stop by our booth and let’s talk about this and all our other offerings.
I wish I could do this! I read everything Peter Hathaway Capstick ever wrote as a teenage boy and this was my dream hunt for a long time. I can't imagine the rush this would be. But... two young kids and a mortgage to pay on my measly salary don't allow it to be for the guy. Oh well... what's life without a little dreaming to keep a guy going...
Man, not sure I have big enough stones to go on that hunt, just that trail cam pic is intimidating
Don’t worry. We’ve got you backed up with two double rifles and I shoot straight...most of the time, lol.
After 2 shoulder surgeries I will never draw that kind of weight. Sounds fun, good luck for the ones that can.
Sorry to hear that Scott. There are other options available to hunt buffalo if you’re ever interested.
You can actually get to the arrow weight with Easton FMJ 31” with a 210g silver flame broadhead, 75 grain brass insert and 4” vanes.
I can get the speed shooting 73# out of a Mathews Halon 32 drawing 30 1/2”.
That was my set up last year.
BTW, I have had shoulder surgery on both shoulders. I limit my practice sessions to about 12 arrows at a time.
Thanks Eric. It is not an impossible feat to achieve the set up we’ve found to be most effective on buffalo. We want you to kill your buffalo, we don’t want to have to follow up and shoot it. I’ve personally conducted over 300 buffalo hunts and my partner Fritz Rabe has PHed over 300 BOW buffalo hunts. He is the most proficient bowhunting PH in SA. There are none better. He is a bow technician, licensed gun smith, long range shooting instructor, and like me, a former military officer (paratrooper). You will be in good hands.
Jesus what a deal! To bad I I'v committed too another hunt. ;)
Well, we can always bring you up from the Cape to carry on for buffalo...think you can manage the heavy bow? Ha, ha.
Intersting proposal. I'll be using my 45 lb longbow with 356 grain arrow with expandable Rage head should work...........
I’ll alert my competition to be expecting your booking...
Lmao don't want to see the show?
Seriously if I can get the equipment right . Why the hell not I'm in the country anyways.
We’ve obviously had several inquiries about this hunt and some here are understandably having difficulty in securing a hunting partner to get the $8900 hunt price. I can sympathize with that. If you would be hunting alone please contact me and I’ll work up a rate for you that is still thousands of dollars below the average buffalo hunt. We are meeting with management there on the property tomorrow to try and exclusively secure the entire property and quota on all buffalo, crocodile, and hippo available.
Contact me if you’re interested in coming alone or if you’d like to discuss a Buffalo/Croc combo hunt, a Buffalo/Buffalo Cow combo hunt or even a two Buffalo bull combo package which we can do for less than a single buffalo hunt on a typical offering!
Pyrannah, I have a picture I took of a grizzly broadside looking at me that gives that same hair on the back of the neck standing up reaction as the buff pic above. Awesome.
Dave...you gonna hunt in just your undies again? haha....
If I can do the buff it just might be naked and bold lol
Well, Dave is hunting the Western Cape in December this year. Perfect time for that venue but then back up to us in the lowveldt for buffalo around KNP for Buffalo...we may all be in our underwear at that time of year, lol.
Lol and I'll have the whitest legs lol
We’ve closed the deal today on this area and now we own it exclusively so all hunting here will be with us. The property is crawling with huge bodied bulls. And again, these are totally wild buffalo. It does not get any more real in SA. Here’s a poor quality photo of a bull taken just today. I edited it as best I could but the bull was a pretty far distance when the pic was taken. This bull is still a bit soft but look at the drops and curl to the horns. If you ever wanted to bowhunt true wild buffalo at a rate half of a hunt elsewhere, this is it!
More trail cam photos from today.
See the one in back hiding in the brush cause he's humble and doesn't want to embarrass the other bulls with his impressive head gear? I call dibs on him ;)
Trail cam photos from today.
Some impressive Dagga Boys there Ken; trust all is well with you and yours. Best of luck for all your sporting endeavours this coming season; good luck and good hunting to you and your clients. PS I still have very good memories of hunting Dunsappie, when all we had was army surplus tents...
The good old days, lol. I still have a deposit on account from you from about 100 years ago. Whenever you wish to return I will honor your deposit.
Killin a brother Ken...-30 in Fairbanks today talking about hunting Buff in the heat of the summer...killin me :-)
You’d love the hunt Peyton. Great hunt, especially for a bowhunter. Big bulls with guys that breath bowhunting!
Thanks Ken! Heck...the interest alone must be enough for a buff hunt ;-) One of these fine days, I will get myself back to the bosveld, hunting with KMS
Had I invested that deposit you are correct, ha. It dies with you though so you can’t pass it down in your will, lol.
"850gr arrow at 230 fps or better is optimum equipped with the original German Kinetics Broadhead."
"850 gr at 230 fps? Lemmee see..... that should require about a 90 lb longbow ( or more )."
Unless you stand about 6' 6"... it's just a bit more than that. Just for giggles, I ran the numbers for my Howatt Bamboo Viper 64" LB at my 26.5" DL... (I can usually get a little more than that, but I'm thinking I might lose a little shooting higher poundage...)...
Based on the data for a #95er... in order to get to 230 fps, I'd have to drop down to 6.3 GPP at most..... so.... 850 grains.... looks like #135-#140 should do it. Good. Only have to gain 5-10 pounds and still be able to anchor my own weight.....Of course, the calculator tends to be pretty optimistic on the FPS estimates, so let's call it #145-#150.
Better hit the gym before my testosterone level drops through the floor.....
Looks like you will not be hunting buffalo. The intent is for you to kill your buffalo not us. Guys seems to gravitate to the “minimum” they can get away with for some reason. Usually this will involve us shooting your buffalo after you’ve sunk your arrow all of four inches into the beast. Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. If you only have a knife don’t get into a gun fight.
Not sure how going after dangerous game with a recurve or longbow constitutes “gravitat[ing] towards the minimum”, but whatever.... Just the fact that you threw out 230 fps is proof enough that you either know nothing about “Trad” bows or what you do know has created such a bias against them that anyone wanting to use one would be wasting his time and yours by talking to you about it.
Hope you get all the Compound-Hunter bookings you can handle. Keep yourself safe.
Funny, I’m a traditional bowhunter myself and book plenty of trad bowhunters. My comments had nothing to do with choice of equipment but rather the optimum formula for ensuring success so that the Buffalo actually dies not the humans. Of course traditional equipment will kill a buffalo but if you’re incapable of shooting enough bow to get the job done then you shouldn’t be hunting buffalo. If you can get a 1000 gr arrow moving at 160fps plus then you can certainly kill a buffalo. Other set ups can be discussed. Again, i provided the optimum formula not specific to type of equipment. This is a very dangerous hunt. Better your ego take the lumps then your body. Of course what do I know, I’ve only conducted 300 buffalo hunts.
Must be purely decorative, lol.
Interior “armor” of Cape Buffalo.” This, covered by a very thick hide, is what you’re contending with to get an arrow into the vitals.
That is a very telling photo. Hat picture is worth a heck of a lot more than 1000 words
how far are the bow shots you normally get at buffalo
We always want to try to get within 15-20 yards. 25 is about the max.
Uhhh does the buff hopefully doesn't know we are gonna try and be that close?
New trail cam photo from today. Though it’s hard to judge from a photo this bull appears to be pushing 42” plus. At least three other bulls of this size have been spotted. $8900 all in!
Maybe if he turns a bit I can try a frontal.
Very impressive and cool thread!!!
As I’ve said this isn’t a hunt for me, I’m a pussy, yep I said it lol...
I have seen you post a bunch of stuff on here and you seem like a great person and I wish you the best of luck! I love reading the stories. From a distance!! Lol
A couple of those old boys look like they're about ripe for picking ! I've always dreamed of hunting Africa, and Cape Buff would be the #1 beast on my list. But alas, I waited too long. I couldn't physically make it happen much less pull the poundage it takes to bust through those ribs and get to the vitals. Whoever takes you up on this offer Ken, I hope it's a Bowsiter so I can at least read about it.
That picture of the skeleton is amazing! Super cool!!!
Dang Ken...This would be a tempting "upgrade" to my buff...
Let’s go Corey. We are booking these hunts quickly.
Does that bull know he's resting on my escape tree? Pulling 55lbs now 16 more to go than I'll be working on the arrow weight.
I feel a leg cramp coming on just about the time you arrive in camp.
Hey I'll be sitting right next to you with a cold Castles regaling you with my hunting prowess lol