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First cross bow kill

Postby edcik » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:57 pm

I bought a cross bow a few weeks ago for my brother and my sister kids to start hunting with me. I went on a hunt to test out the CB on the weekend and managed to harvest an Impala ewe. Wanted to shoot a few more animals but because of complete game miss management on the farm there are no more shoot able Impala rams, only small rams. I also wanted to shoot a Blue Wildebeest but nothing came into my tree stand. Only animals I had were ones I wasn't allowed to shoot, which sucked.
I was very impressed with the over all performance of the SZ 380, cause I sat in tree stand I was worried about noise from the CB but the animal didn't even react to the sound. Arrow was through before it reacted. I had to wait for about 10 min before I got a shot cause then they came in there were about 30 impala at my stand. Waited for the first one that would give me a shot and one of the ewes went off to one side. She was quartering away nicely put the cross hair just behind the shoulder and let fly. It was chaos for a few second with Impala jumping everywhere and then I look for the arrow through my scope and saw it about 10 m further. Climbed out and inspected the arrow all looked good, did a quick scan off the bush and saw here laying about 20 m from where I shot her. I was over the moon because I have successfully taken animals with the three different kinds of archery equipment namely trad recurve bow, compound vert bow and cross bow. All in one season.


Here are some pics from the weekend.

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Just before I shot the ewe, they just keep coming in.

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My Impala ewe

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Some Zebra coming in but I have already shot two before so wasn't interested in shoot another one

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Eland bull at another hide that a mate of mine wanted to shoot with his vert bow but farmer wouldn't allow him to

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Waterbuck bull at the same hide that we weren't allowed to shoot either

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Bush veld sunset in my tree stand!! You can't get better!
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Postby JFE » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:45 pm

Mooi gedoen daar, darm mooi jong Livingstone wat jy daar afgeneem het, gaan iemand baie bly maak oor so jaar of wat.
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Postby Juan » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:34 am

Well done Edcik.
Nice photos.
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Postby g-force » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:07 am

Great stuff.Can you show a few pics of the arrow and bow?What weight arrow/bolt etc?
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Postby Big D » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:21 am

Nicely done Eddie, congrats me ol' son!
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Postby Eddie T » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:55 pm

Nice story there Ed.
So tell us witch string do you prefer now. Trad , compound or crossbow
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Postby edcik » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:29 am

Eddie T wrote:Nice story there Ed.
So tell us witch string do you prefer now. Trad , compound or crossbow


I still prefer my compound but you cant beat hunting with a Trad. I must say though they all have their place in the hunting field, 3 different tools for different situations!
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Postby Clint » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:47 am

Nice Ed!

Do you think you would increase your success rate on walk and stalk with a cross bow? Less movement when the shot is taken?

What is the max distance you can take the shot from with a cross bow?
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Postby edcik » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:05 am

I think you probably would increase your success rate but it is not comfortable to carry at all. Dont like carrying it loaded just doesnt feel safe. The distance stays the same as a bow more or less. Just what I have gathered
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