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Classic wingshooting in South Africa & Zambia - enjoy the shooting styles unique to Africa, guinea fowl over beaters, fast flying rock pigeons, francolin and spurfowl, ducks and geese - incredible species variety and bag limits!

 

South Africa 2007

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Zambia wingshooting 2007

The vast wetlands of Zambia are home to some of the largest populations of ducks and geese anywhere, and have remained largely untouched due to the remote nature of these areas.

2007 sees us doing exploratory work here to set up a first class wild bird shooting operation for 2008. If you are interested to be part of this exploratory trip please contact me for further information.

Species here include: Spurwing, Egyptian, knob billed and Pygmy Goose. Red billed teal, hottentot teal, yellow billed duck, white faced duck & fulvous duck.

Also on the itinerary: Guinea Fowl and various francolins and spurfowl and doves.

 

If you want more information about this trip please do not hesitate to email me.

 

 

 

Premier wingshooting located in the heartland of South Africa. Enjoy a full compliment of mixed bag shooting with beaters, over pointers and from flighted butts.

Guinea fowl, Francolin, doves & pigeon, ducks & geese.

If you want exciting choice African wingshooting then this is the best property in the country.

Typical hunting day

morning shoot
Normal wake up for a mixed day is 6:00 with a light breakfast at 6:30 to depart at 7:00. Guineafowl and francolin are driven over the guns by singing and chanting African beaters. The guns stand at numbered pegs. About four formal drives are done in the morning session. The walked up shooting on guineafowl, francolin and quail involves driving from one flock of guineafowl to the other, which might total as many as 150 birds per flock. We shall have a good idea of where the birds are and what their line of movement will be under pressure. Scouts with two way radios are put out before sunrise to monitor the birds’ movements. That is apart from the intimate knowledge obtained by counting and managing the populations throughout the year. We put the guns out for a short drive, or we walk them up behind well trained German Shorthaired Pointers. All depends on where they are, how much cover we have, time of day etc. Another method employed by us, is to encircle the flock in thick cover, and slowly closing the circle, flushing the birds in ones and two’s. Only birds going over your head out of the circle are shot. For safety reasons and for good sport. Swainson’s francolin, Orange River partridge, Natal francolin and African quail are encountered during the guineafowl shoot, both driven and walked up. We know where their coveys hold too. About 50 shots per gun during this session is average. We break at about 10:00 for a hearty brunch in the field, at a farm house, on a pontoon on the river, or wherever the hunt has dictated. A lot of preparation and hard work goes into our catering.

afternoon shoot

At 12:00 we enter the dove and pigeon blinds. These birds feed on harvested grain fields, and the butts are built on the flight lines. We also decoy them in, and they offer very challenging high volume shooting. The species we shoot here will be the redeyed dove, laughing dove, turtle dove and the rock pigeon. The rock pigeon is the most challenging one. This session lasts until 16:00 and you can expect to fire about 150 shots.

At 16:00 we move to the duck and goose blinds, built from natural vegetation or dug into the ground. The duck and geese also come into harvested fields, and are decoyed in. The butts would have been built weeks in advance, right on the flight line. A large variety of waterfowl can be shot, ranging from the gigantic spurwinged goose, which can reach a weight of 25 pounds with a wingspread sometimes reaching two metres, to the Egyptian goose, the shelduck, the knobbilled duck, the yellowbilled duck, the whitefaced duck and the redbilled teal. The shoot lasts until it is too dark to see, and about 125 shots per gun seem to be the norm.

read more about gamebirds or read about us in The Bird Hunting Report (February 2005) 
 
 
 
"I speak of Africa and golden joys" ; the joy of wandering through lonely lands; the joy of hunting the mighty lords of the wilderness, the cunning, the wary, and the grim." Theodore Roosevelt - 1908

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