SAFARI - Area hunters making the trip to South Africa for a bowhunting safari include, from left: Matt McIntosh, Dave Stueve, Scott McIntosh, Randy Nielsen, Andrew Steege, Ron Steege and Chuck Eastman. Photo by Mike Whittlesey.

SAFARI – Area hunters making the trip to South Africa for a bowhunting safari include, from left: Matt McIntosh, Dave Stueve, Scott McIntosh, Randy Nielsen, Andrew Steege, Ron Steege and Chuck Eastman. Photo by Mike Whittlesey.

Impalas. Kudu. Blue and black wildebeests. Warthogs and yes, even baboons. These are just some of the species a group of area hunters hope to encounter on a bowhunting safari trip to South Africa.

Dave Stueve is the owner of the La Porte City pro shop, Double Lung Archery. He is the exclusive bowhunting booking agent in the United States for Infinito Safaris, which offers 30,000 acres devoted to bowhunting in the western side of the Limpopo province. Each year in June, Stueve makes the trip to South Africa with a group of clients to hunt in an environment unlike anything bowhunters will find in Iowa. Joining Stueve this year are two father-sonĀ  duos, Ron and Andrew Steege, and Scott and Matt McIntosh, in addition to Chuck Eastman of Evansdale and Randy Nielsen of Mason City.