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Bird hunts are conducted in South Africa’s Free State province in two separate areas, each approximately 4 hours by road from Johannesburg.wing shooting

A wide variety of shooting, over trained gun dogs, is on offer:

  • Driven guinea fowl
  • Pigeon and dove
  • Walked-up francolin
  • Water fowl

The following species may be hunted on a general licence:

  • Guinea fowl
  • Francolin (Swainson’s, Grey-winged and Orange River)
  • Yellow-billed duck
  • Red-billed Teal
  • Geese (Egyptian and Spur-winged)
  • Rock pigeon
  • Dove (Turtle, Red-eyed, Laughing and Ring-necked)

The hunting season extends from 1 May to 31 August for all species except pigeons and doves, which may be hunted all year round.

For pigeon shoots, we recommend a safari during March, April and May.  Francolin and guinea fowl are best hunted during May and June, while water fowl shooting is best during the latter part of the season.

For practical reasons, we recommend you have at least four hunters in your party to ensure a successful shoot.  We suggest you allow 4 -7 hunting days for bird hunts.

Bird hunts can be combined with trophy hunts.