Bow hunting and the growth of the sport worldwide is seeing hunting buffalo with a bow becoming more and more popular amongst clients. It is the ultimate challenge man verse beast. Buffalo have an inherent sixth sense when it comes to getting close whilst hunting them. Here at Big Country Safaris our guides love the challenge and rush of guiding bowhunters. The earlier months of the season May, June, July provide greater long grass cover for those extra close proximity stalks. However the landscape of our buffalo concession dotted with hundreds of creeks and tree lines provides ample cover for all levels of bow hunters and huntress both young and old all year round.
We recommend hunters be able to pull at minimum 65 pounds but 70-80 pounds is ideal. We recommend an arrow weight of around 800 grains in total for best penetration success. However the most important factor is the broad head. We recommend the following two blade single bevel one piece broad heads. You must ensure your broad heads are razor sharp. Buffalo bulls have a hide over an inch thick in places!
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions in regards to bow and arrow setups. If we can't answer your question we will have one of our close bow hunting residents and good friends answer your question.
Typically most bow shots are taken at distances between 20 and 50 yards bowhunting buffalo