Unlike rifle hunting, archers usually restrict shots to 2.1 – 38m, the distance depends upon individual ability, the target animal, the bow strength, terrain, arrow and weather. There are 3 kinds of bow hunting namely “Still Hunting” where the hunter may walk low to the ground, stalking game. “Stand Hunting” where the hunter waits for the game to come to him/her near food or water holes. And lastly “Bowhunting” or “Bowfishing” Bowfishing equipment usually adds a line attached to a spool or a reel as well as a specially designed, heavier arrow.
At Gun Shoppe Nelspruit we can help you choose the right bow for hunting needs. There are a wide variety of bows with different strenghts, different sizes (from kids, ladies and gents) as well as types. We also sell arrows since lighter arrows, other things being equal, will give a higher speed, more kinetic energy, and a flatter trajectory. Arrows with mass more than 900 grains (58 g) carry more momentum and penetrate better in large animals, so might be the bow hunter’s choice when hunting game.
We can also advice you on fellow bow hunting clubs within the Mpumalanga region and where you could practise archery. Nelspruit Gun Shoppe are well known for their collection of bows, arrows and sights within the Lowveld area with 22 years of experience in the firearm business.