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bowbender77 14-Jun-19
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Southern draw 14-Jun-19
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c5ken 14-Jun-19
Aubs8 14-Jun-19
Bowboy 14-Jun-19
Buffalo1 14-Jun-19
bowbender77 14-Jun-19
Treeline 14-Jun-19
altitude sick 15-Jun-19
Drahthaar 15-Jun-19
AZ~Rich 15-Jun-19
bowbender77 15-Jun-19
Firehuntfish 15-Jun-19
altitude sick 15-Jun-19
altitude sick 15-Jun-19
bowbender77 20-Jun-19
bowbender77 20-Jun-19
W.P. Archer 08-Jul-19
kota-man 08-Jul-19
Shuteye 08-Jul-19
Beav 09-Jul-19
BigOk 09-Jul-19
BowJangles 10-Jul-19
INbowdude 10-Jul-19
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Huntiam 10-Jul-19
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From: bowbender77
14-Jun-19

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Just wanted to share some of the results from a hunt this month with one of the sponsors of Bowsite, Limcroma Safaris of South Africa. For anyone that is considering a hunt in South Africa, I would highly recommend there services for a quality world class adventure. Very happy to report that one well placed shot to the heart resulted in a short 60 yard trail and a very LOUD death bellow/moan. Thanks Limcroma !

From: bowbender77
14-Jun-19

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14-Jun-19
Congrats!

From: pointingdogs
14-Jun-19
Wow

14-Jun-19
Nice!! CONGRATS!

From: Overland
14-Jun-19
Nicely done.........but it looks like you're holding a crossbow, not a bow. Bolt =/= arrow. If I'm wrong I apologize. If I'm right, well, nicely done anyway.

From: c5ken
14-Jun-19
Great bul Congrats....

Who was you PH??

From: Aubs8
14-Jun-19
Congratulations! Mike

From: Bowboy
14-Jun-19
Congrats very nice bull.

From: Buffalo1
14-Jun-19
Congrats. Very nice trophy.

From: bowbender77
14-Jun-19
c5ken: My PH was Henno. He is hands down one of the best guides I have ever hunted with.

From: Treeline
14-Jun-19
Awesome! Way to go John! Sounds like a great adventure!

15-Jun-19
Congrats! Nice Bull. What was your bow setup, arrow weight and broadhead.

From: Drahthaar
15-Jun-19
Congratulations, great shooting. Forrest

From: AZ~Rich
15-Jun-19
I hunted with Henno and I concur! Congrats on your bull.

From: bowbender77
15-Jun-19
Equipment details: As I enter my 70th year of life I find myself in need of more MOJO to make a hunt like this go down. Two years ago I did a hunt with a regular compound at Limcroma and came away with 7 great plains game animals. At the completion of that hunt my P.H. Henno urged me to return for a Cape Buffalo hunt but it would require a different weapon. After a complete shoulder rebuild I am not able to pull the kind of weights required to hunt Cape Buffalo with a standard compound. When you take into consideration that half of all arrow shot Buff hunts end with a bullet it should be easy to understand why I did this hunt with a crossbow. I used a Bowtech 380 Stryker that is 8 years old that my wife hunts with in conjunction with her disability permit she holds here in Arizona. After much research I built a load that came in at 946 grains with an FOC of 27% and had it flying at 242 fps. I used a shaft inside another shaft design with multiple threaded insert weights that were bonded together with Locktite. I then decided to go with a Bishop Archery single bevel scientific method broadhead that weighed in at 250 grains. After the hunt Henno told me I brought the right gear for the task at hand. Needless to say I was pleased with the results.

From: Firehuntfish
15-Jun-19
Congratulations Bowbender77! I am very pleased and excited for you that you got your buffalo! He is amazing! Big battle-worn bosses and great mass through the curls. Just the way I like 'em...

15-Jun-19
Congrats again. Nice shot and nice Bull !

15-Jun-19
Don’t apologize for using a crossbow. Shooting one with a rifle is a sporting endeavor. Crossbow effective range means you still had to get in tight.

From: bowbender77
20-Jun-19

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Thanks for the positive comments. I was able to chase some plains game as well.

From: bowbender77
20-Jun-19

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I also found the trophy quality at Limcroma Safaris to be exceptional

From: W.P. Archer
08-Jul-19
Firstly... I hope I’m still hunting Africa when I’m 70, well done man!

Secondly, great animals and great hunting. There is no place like Africa and I am lucky to have hunted there now 3 times (Namibia) and am heading back again in 2020. I have a hunger to hunt bushbuck one day myself and also buff, but I’m a stickbow guy so that’ll take some homework.

Lastly, who cares what weapon you hunted with...

From: kota-man
08-Jul-19
Well done! Congrats...

From: Shuteye
08-Jul-19
Great job. I am 77 years old and have switched to a crossbow. I use a Ravin and can shoot through any deer easily and then have to hunt for the bolt.

From: Beav
09-Jul-19
Congrats on some great animals!

From: BigOk
09-Jul-19
Congrats!!

From: BowJangles
10-Jul-19
Congrats man! Beautiful animals and that buffalo looks gnarly!!

From: INbowdude
10-Jul-19
Late to the party but congratulations on a great looking bull.

From: INbowdude
10-Jul-19
Late to the party but congratulations on a great looking bull.

From: TrapperKayak
10-Jul-19
Congrats on all those animals esp. the buff. Super experience you had there! Definitely an experience worth doing.

From: Zebrakiller
10-Jul-19
Awesome thanks for sharing, headed over in August see what happens

From: Huntiam
10-Jul-19
Looks HOT as balls

From: gobble50
10-Jul-19
John - it was nice to share a camp with you at Limcroma - and yes, that’s a great buffalo bull - liked the video you showed us too! Gary (68 years, 9 months, 20 days) & Mary

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