We have traditionally been a rifle-hunting destination but in recent years, the bow-hunting trend has made its mark at Blaauwkrantz too. Each year bow hunters comprise ±5% of the total amount of hunters at Blaauwkrantz.
Bow hunters have had the most success with the species that has made our ranch famous, i.e. the East Cape Kudu. This is largely due to the healthy Kudu population that Blaauwkrantz carries.
Some success has been recorded with Impala and Bushbuck too. Warthog and the Brown Bush Duiker (Common Duiker) have also often featured in the bow hunters’ bags. It is important to note that these are all species that are relatively abundant on Blaauwkrantz, so no traveling is required to begin the hunt, enabling multiple attempts at these species with the bow during the entire safari. Various other species can provide hunters with surprise opportunities.
Most of the hunting for these species is done from blinds over bait or water. Spot and stalk is also attempted to break the monotony of sitting blinds although spot and stalking does not yield much success on our 80 000 acres, where animals are wild and roam freely in a very dense habitat at best of times.
If bow hunters are prepared to work really hard for their trophies, they will be rewarded with some special memories in addition to their hard earned trophies too.Back to top
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