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  • MainHave we lost the plot?... From a very early age I was besotted with the tales told by the early explorers, hunters and conservationists of Africa and India. My choice of reading matter was dominated by authors such as Jim Corbett (famous for hunting in India); Peter Hathaway Capstick, who wrote Death in the Long Grass; Harry Wolhuter, first ranger of the Kruger National Park; the memoirs of explorer and missionary in Africa, David Livingstone; and hunters of Africa such as Frederick Courtney Selous, John “Pondoro” Taylor, Bell and others. I also read stories about the famous American bowhunter, Fred Bear, ...

     
  • BowtestTesting G5's Quest Radical... Seeing the Radical at first, I was wondering how this “one-size-fits-all” promise will play out. Usually most bowhunters look at speed, but I was going to approach this from another angle. But first, let’s see what the kit includes. The riser is forged from 6061 aluminium and very smoothly cut. The finish on the bow was most impressive.
    The cams are a double-cam system, with the advantage of each cam being held at the correct level with split bus cables. The module to adjust the draw length is clearly marked and adjusts easily with a single screw. And this is perhaps the only critique I have, but we’ll get there. The draw length can be adjusted in half inches. Something very simple, but in fact brilliant, is that the screw is fastened to a nut, and not with threads in the module/cam itself. This means that if you strip the nut or bolt, you do not need to replace the whole module...

  • klipspringerTo camo or not to camo... A while ago I read an article by Dr Adrian de Villiers on the question of wearing camo. I respect Dr De Villiers very much and most of my bowhunting techniques are based on what he says and advises. I love my camos and when I put them on I get in that “zone”, for lack of a better word. It’s like putting on your rugby or cricket kit: you know exactly what you’re going to do. More recently on one of the social media platforms there was a thread on ultra-long-distance hunting (rifle), which somehow got to include bowhunting, because, according to one of the participants, both disciplines lack bushcraft and skill. Here I totally disagree...
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• Ancient Blinds
• Mounted archery
• To camao or not to camo
• Preparing for the hide
• Youngsters - the future of bowhunting
• Broadhead testing protocol
• Waterbuck hunt
• Game farm review: Oppi Plaas

• Bow test: G5's Quest Radical
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  • Cleve Cheney: "One thing you should never be in a hide is being bored."... excerpt from Hide time, page 24 – June 2014 issue

    Adrian de Villiers: "What a great product from the ever reliable Bowtech brand, you MUST try one and sooner than later." Field test, page 44 – June 2014 issue


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    "’n Mens moet jouself deesdae behoorlik toerol in die komberse om warm te kan slaap en soggens is die oggendluggie maar snerpend. Die winter is hier en ons is almal bly daaroor, want dit is jagtyd. Met die grou en koue winter kom ook die vreugde van kuier om die vuur en saamgesels met ou vriende..." – Rean
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Waarom die Laatlos tydskrif? Daar is nie tans ’n ander tydskrif wat só doelgerig die baie uitdagings wat mense tans mee gekonfronteer aanspreek nie. As populêre alternatiewe energie en -lewenstyl tydskrif is Laatlos enig in sy soort in die Suid-Afrikaanse mark. Laatlos wil jou metgesel wees in die ontdekking van benaderings, planne en oplossings op die terreine van alternatiewe en volhoubare energie, konstruksie, veiligheid, selfversorgende voedselproduksie, opvoeding, entrepreneurskap, ekonomie, finansiële welvaart, innoverende tegnologie en oorlewingsvaardigheid. Eerstens deur te besin oor die manier waarop ons ons lewens inrig of wil inrig, sonder om meegesleur te word deur standpunte, insigte en modelle wat as die algemeen aanvaarde voorgehou word. In hierdie besinning loop tradisie en innovasie hand-aan-hand. Soms word nuwe denke vereis en soms weer is dit nodig om te delf in ons verlede en dit wat oor die geskiedenis heen reeds oor besin is, maar vergete geraak of deur die hoofstroom vermy is. Tweedens om ’n lewe te lééf gespeen van die sisteem! Om nie afhanklik te wees van en uitgelewer te wees aan die bestuur, beheer en manipulasie van mega-instellings soos regerings en groot monopolistiese verspreidingsnetwerke byvoorbeeld ’n elektrisiteitsvoorsieningskorporasie nie...

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roedeer2Hunting roe deer with a traditional bow
For the last 15 years I have had the luck to be authorised during my summer holidays to hunt the roe deer buck (in France, depending on the place you live, having a summer tag is more or less easy). I’m a traditional bowhunter, hunting the hard way (no tree stand, no blind, no decoy, no camo). I’m hunting alone – combining walk and stalk, encounter and ambush methods.The place I hunt during summer time is a 250 hectares typical western France place: small meadows, small rivers, small woods, a lot of hedges and many fields (corn, sunflower and wheat). By chance, our holidays house is inside this area which is private...
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