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T Downing
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Sir, while I have no personal experience bowhunting Gemsbok, my father hunted them in the early 1980’s on the White Sands Missle Range, in New Mexico. The bull he killed was the largest taken for several years. They are extremely tough animals and he commented to me about the importance of knowing that Oryx’s vitals are located much more forward than our North American animals. In summary, I believe that your set up is too light for these animals. I maintain that equipment used on Elk would be more up for the task. 55lbs and up, with heavy arrows (650+grains) would take down these magnificent animals humanely. Remember, with any animal, you have a 50% chance of hitting bone whenever you loose an arrow at a animal…
You want a set up that will prepare for the worst if an unfortunate situation arises. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” Immortal words from Coach Wooden that I apply heavily to bowhunting truly big game like Gemsbok and Elk.
T