Wing Shooting Hunts in South Africa
Wing shooting hunts in South Africa are the best wing shooting that the African continent has to offer. South Africa has developed a robust wing shooting industry that many in the know refer to as the ‟next Argentina” of bird hunting. South Africans have been enjoying their world-class wing shooting for many decades, but it is only in the last 20 years that wing shooting in South Africa has started to emerge on the international wing shooting scene. Wing shooting hunts in South Africa are now common in most provinces, and some small specialized companies have sprung up to provide these services. A much more common scenario is for a plains game safari provider to offer these additional services as add-ons to a traditional plains game safari. Most of these add-ons are of a three or four day duration, as the dogs will begin to tire after several days of constant hunting.
Although most provinces of South Africa currently offer some level of wing shooting services, a few of the provinces stand out from the others by offering a multitude of wing shooting opportunities for different species along with having a good number of operators providing these hunts. The Free State, especially around the judicial capital of Bloemfontein, stands out as one of the better areas for wing shooting hunts in South Africa. The Northwest Province also offers good wing shooting and a visiting hunter can hunt waterfowl in the morning, hunt upland game over pointers in the daytime, and return to waterfowl hunting in the late afternoon.
Kwazulu-Natal offers some of the finest wing shooting hunts in South Africa. Several well established outfitters have built up a healthy business catering to international hunters. One of the specialty hunts is the driven hunt. Guinea fowl and Francolin are driven over hunters by more than 20 chanting Zulu’s in a similar way to the bull horn formation tactic invented and used in battle by the infamous Shaka Zulu himself. After the hunt you will experience a victory dance by the Zulu beaters.
Other areas that offer wing shooting hunts in South Africa include the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and the Limpopo region. Wing shooting hunts in South Africa offer the best wing shooting on the African continent.