Africa, African Elephant, Archery, Big Game Hunting, Black Mamba Arrows, Field Sports, German Kinetics Broadheads, Little Goose Release, PSE X-Force Bow, Zimbabwe
I didn’t report on the giant pig story, because I didn’t believe it when I first encountered it. This one looks like it could well be authentic.
Bud Bolen of Jacksonville, Florida says he received the above photo from a friend (presumably the lady herself), and posted it on Archery Talk.
Bolen identifies the bow used to slay the elephant as a PSE X-Force.
He quotes her saying:
I was pulling 85 [38.64 kg.] on the bow before I left. When I got over there, I lowered it to 83 [37.73 kg.]. It was getting 103 ft lbs of kinetic energy at 83. The bow was awesome. I think it fit me well.
I had been hunting hard for 8 days before I got a chance to draw back. I had to hold the bow for a minute before I could take a shot. I shot the elephant at 12 yards with one arrow. It was shot near dark. We went back the next day and found him. I was in the middle of 37 elephants when I took my shot. This was my first bow kill and first woman to take an elie with a bow. The safari will be on Versus at the end of Sep or beginning of Oct. It is suppose to be the premiere show of the season. I will let you know the date when I find out.
The huntress is also quoted here:
The Outfitter was Tshabezi Safaris â€“ Dudley Rogers. If anyone would like to book a safari with him, I can set it up.
The main camp was in Gokwe north.
As for the equipment, PSE set up the bow including stabalizer (sic), rest and site. I used a Little Goose release. The broadheads were also set up by PSE. They [the arrow shafts] were Black Mombas [sic] 550 grains. The broadheads were German Kinetics at 180 grains. The total grains equaled 730.
Mike Christianson was my bow mentor. Dr. Hugo Gibson was my chiropractor. I had to have him along because the heavy bow was pulling and pushing my shoulders out.
I trained for 14 months to be able to pull the big bows.