Wing Shooting in Africa
EASTCAPE & KAROO SAFARIS offers you bird hunting on the African continent safari style. We have access to birdland in many different parts of South Africa for our shoots, which is mainly private land. More than 80% of our wingshooting takes place in the Free State province. This area is also called the “grain barn” of South Africa, because so much grain is produced in this area. It is the ideal habitat for the upland birds, waterfowl, doves and pigeons, because there is more than enough cover, water, food and roosting places for them.
We might not have such a high volume of birds like Argentina, but where in the world can you hunt so many different species of birds in one day other than with us in South Africa?
Twenty species of geese and ducks of which two are endemic occur here, 21 upland gamebird species as well as 14 dove species. Upland birds are subdivided in francolins and spurfowl (12 species), quails (3 species). Guineafowls (2 species) and sandgrouse (4 species). The core emphases of our shoots are variety and quality rather than quantity. All birds hunted are wild birds and not pen reared or released.
Upland birds - guinea fowl and francolin are flushed out of long grass by walking up to them with trained dogs or flushed out of the corn fields or a driven hunt where by beaters driving the guinea fowl towards the shooters. Waterfowl - we will put you directly under the flight path in a hide or in natural cover, or we can also put you in a blind in the cornfields were they feed. We also use decoys put strategically in the grain fields.
Not all of the above mentioned birds are available for sustainable shooting but we will hunt a portion of these species with success as they represent healthy and viable populations. Apart from dove and pigeon shooting where NO BAG LIMITS are applicable all other species are subjected to bag limits. Dove shoots can easily run into the 100's plus league daily, per shooter.
From the large Spurwing goose to the challenging evasive Rock Pigeon, your marksmanship will be called upon.
THE FOLLOWING SPECIES CAN BE HUNTED:
- Rock Pigeon
- Spurwinged Geese
- Egyptian Geese
- Yellowbilled Duck
- Redbilled Teal