Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall

Original Longbow Safari Requirements

Messages posted to thread:
PopeandYoung_51 16-May-18
George D. Stout 16-May-18
aromakr 16-May-18
Buzz 16-May-18
From: PopeandYoung_51
Date: 16-May-18

Anyone know the original North American Longbow Safari requirements or a place to find them? Kicking around the idea of heading over this year and was hoping to try to shoot a setup that was kosher at the inception of the Safari.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-May-18

From their website:

Holding true to the original design for more than 35 years, use of traditional style longbows and wooden arrows is still a requirement and what set the safari apart from other archery shoots.

Courses are designed to re-create the adventure and excitement of the traditional bowhunt. Displaying both North American animals, and the African animals taken by Howard Hill during his African Safaris and North American hunting expeditions, the North American Longbow Safari is a much anticipated event each year.

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 16-May-18

The original requirements were the bow would be of the ASL type, but the shoot was to only be a single shoot and not be annual. As the shoot continued the rules were modified somewhat, in that the bow had to be a one piece longbow, where no portion of the string except the loops could touch the limb. In other words bows that were severely reflexed/deflexed and the string would touch the limb at brace height were not allowed. You must shoot off the bows shelf, no arrow rests are allowed. No sights or release aids allowed. I believe you must shoot split finger and no string walking.

Wood arrows with feather fletching and one piece cut on contact broadheads are used in all targets except the bow birds in which you use fluflu arrows with field points.


From: Buzz
Date: 16-May-18

It's back at Hoodoo again.


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