On August 13 I returned from a fabulous 10-day bowhunting trip on the Eastern Cape of South Africa with my friends, owner/PH Andrew Renton and PH Marius Potgieter of Kei River Safaris It was my second time with Kei River. Five years ago it was a plains game hunt extraordinaire. This time it would be the same, but with a bit of a twist. This time, we’d first target Cape buffalo with the bow.
Professional hunter Hardus van Zyl and Iowa’s Mike McNichols line up a shot on a great Cape buffalo bull. But McNichols’ shot is high, and the bull leads the hunters “straight through the jess”—not a place anyone wants to track a wounded buffalo.