Prep for Africa with Delta McKenzie's 3-D Targets

posted on May 22, 2015

I can’t wait for mid June as my husband, Phil, and I are heading for Africa. He just partnered with Theron African Safaris, which operates in five countries, so I’m counting the days until I arrive and break out my bow. I don’t have any of the Big Five species but I’d put the African lion at the top of my list. And just in case we cut a lion track, I’ve already visited Delta McKenzie’s (DM) website and ordered a 3-D African lion target.

I’ve got a budding collection of DM targets in my woods and here’s why. They are durable, innovative and life-sized; sport high quality; hold up to the wear and tear of my field tips and broadheads; and allow me to develop consistency as I simulate actual hunting scenarios, shooting  at the vital zones from a variety of angles and shooting positions.  DM targets get me as close as possible to the real deal. Translation: I’m confident and prepared—and with lifetime dreams of hunting everything from plains game to African cats, I’d certainly better feel that way!

Of course, just as exciting is the sheer adventure and adrenaline rush we experience when trying to draw our bows in the presence of a screaming bull elk or a whitetail buck, so DM covers hunters on North American species, too. The website features four pages with 57 targets in the Backyard 3-D options alone—from 3-D critter-targets as small as woodchucks and rabbits and as large as elk and bison. Select between a standing, bedded or grazing buck; grizzly and black bears; a strutting, gobbling or standing turkey; predators; and exotic game such as chamois and ibex. Other African targets include the warthog, leopard, hyena and blesbok. But if you just want to hone in on the vitals, opt for a 3-D Kill Zone portable archery target featuring just the midsection with and a handle for easy carrying. Just for fun, you can always add “Undead Fred,” DM’s popular Zombie target, to your shopping cart!

It’s a good feeling to know DM’s Pro Series targets have been tournament-tested at archery clubs and 3-D events worldwide. The African lion target features replaceable midsections of DuraFlex foam ensuring enhanced target life. So if you’re packing a bow in Africa this summer instead of your rifle, order your lion target ASAP as it takes a couple weeks to reach your doorstep.

Delta McKenzie certainly has the broadest product line out there, offering a full line of targets for bowhunters, archers, amateur competitors and professional archers—and at fair prices. Of course, I’m focused on the 3-D side of things and look forward to launching more than a few Easton Deep Six FMJs at that African lion over the holiday weekend. Phil is all about practice, too, but I’ve been known to be accident-prone so I’m not mentioning my idea about shooting from the roof. Maybe I’ll leave that shot angle to my Millennium treestand!


Hammer IHEA USA Gladney Davidson Memorial Award Lead
Hammer IHEA USA Gladney Davidson Memorial Award Lead

Marion Hammer Receives International Hunter Education Association’s Gladney Davidson Memorial Award

At its 51st annual conference, the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) bestowed its highest honor—the Gladney Davidson Memorial Award—on Marion Hammer for her significant contributions to hunter education.

Shadow Hunter Introduces Marksman 6X6 Blind

Shadow Hunter’s most popular multi-hunter blind, the Marksman 6X6 Blind can carry hunters from solo archery sits to rifle hunts with friends.

First Look: Davidson's Exclusive Savage 110 Magpul Hunter

The Savage 110 Magpul Hunter gets the Davidson’s Exclusive treatment in the latest offering from Davidson’s.

Hardware: Prime Inline 5

Prime’s new Inline 5 is aggressive and fast, but it is also easy to shoot and superbly consistent.

#SundayGunday: Franchi Instinct Sideplate

Get a closer look at the Franchi Instinct Sideplate, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

Know-How: Sharpen a Knife

Other than a gun or bow, a knife is about the most important tool a hunter may carry. Of course it must be sharp to be useful. Here’s how to put a good edge on it.


Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.