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Witherstick 20-May-24
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iceman 20-May-24
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Witherstick 20-May-24
Zbone 20-May-24
TMac 20-May-24
Buffalo1 20-May-24
Witherstick 20-May-24
From: Witherstick
20-May-24
My Wife and I just returned from another trip to Sofala Safaris in South Africa. We just can't say enough good things about Louis and his operation. There are many places that a tradbow hunter can visit, but I doubt there is another operation in all of Africa that just seems so accommodating to the tradbow hunter. Louis Steenkamp, the owner, has a deep appreciation for stickbows and how we hunt. He is always looking at new ways to better accommodate tradbows. He is making some additional improvements over the next several weeks in fact. Yes, other other hunters are also welcome. But there is a reason so many tradbows show up at Sofala. But any type of bowhunter will thoroughly enjoy Sofala.

We enjoy every trip there. Louis will personally pick you up at the airport and spend time actually with you if he isn't also the one guiding you on your hunt. The food is fantastic beyond description and usually prepared by his brother. His staff is as good as can be - trackers etc.

As to the bottom line, My wife used a Timberhawk Odyssey 50# and 570 grain cedar arrows. She took a waterbuck and a warthog on this trip.

I used a Timberhawk Odyssey 60# and 620 grain larch arrows. I took a bull wildebeest, an impala ram, a blesbok, and bull nyala.

Africa gets better each trip. If you are considering Africa at all, you owe it to yourself to look into Sofala. The takedown Timberhawk Odyessey bows that Scott makes are also great for travel to Africa and performing when you get there.

From: Witherstick
20-May-24

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Our chalet
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Our chalet

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20-May-24

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20-May-24

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20-May-24

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The view from our chalet in the morning
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The view from our chalet in the morning

From: Witherstick
20-May-24

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The quiver and system we use
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The quiver and system we use

20-May-24
Very nice ! Those PG animals are on a whole different level of alertness and can jump the string of even the quietest stick bow.

From: iceman
20-May-24
very nice! congratulations

From: Dale06
20-May-24
Congratulations to both of you. What did you use for broadheads?

From: Witherstick
20-May-24
On this trip, we used two broadheads - the grizzly single bevel 155 grain glue on and the ace double bevel 160 grain glue on. She shot 570 grain cedar arrows on average. My arrows were larch and averaged 620 grains.

We were happy with the performance of both. Every shot resulted in a complete pass thru or the broadhead exiting several inches on the opposite side.

From: Zbone
20-May-24
Very nice, CONGRATS!

"larch arrows", have heard about every good wood for arrows but first time every hearing of Larch, I had to look it up...

From: TMac
20-May-24
Wow well done congrats to you and your wife!

From: Buffalo1
20-May-24
Louis is almost “southern kin” as he is married to a girl from Mississippi!!

From: Witherstick
20-May-24
Yes, he went to college in Mississippi. He gets a lot of hunters from Mississippi and the surrounding States. Now, the secret is out though and anyone considering Africa ( especially bowhunting) should look at Sofala

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