SABA: South African Bow Hunters Association


Why Bowhunt?

Bowhunting can be easy, or very difficult, as you choose. Sitting in a hide, you need lots of patience. 
Hunting by "walking and stalking", with a bow however, can be very challenging. 
You need to get very close to the animal, and then draw the bow, and shoot, without being seen.

But in general, hunting with a bow is a much more intimate process than with a rifle. 
You need almost to smell the animal before you can shoot. Frequently the hunter sees the bleeding animal, 
and sometimes sees the animal goes down. However the bowhunter strives for a quick kill, 
which is the very central objective of this book.

Further Reading: Engee Potgieter, AB&A, Feb 2008, p19, "Why Bowhunt?"
Ricardo Rademeyer,  AB&A, Feb 2009, p27, "Respect your quarry"
Seppie Celliers, AB&A, Apr 2009, p53, "Jy moet eers kruip voor jy kan loop"
Herman Brand, AB&A, Apr 2008, p54, "Waar is die pret?"