KwaZulu-Natal Vryheid is our main bird hunting base offering 10 species of wild birds in one Safari. During 4 – 6 days of hunting, clients can expect to shoot 3 species of Ducks, 2 species of Geese, Rock Pigeons, Doves, driven Guineafowl and Francolin. The season open to all species is from 31st May to 31st August.
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Wild Bird-Hunting with Clayton Comins is rated as having the best diversity in the world. The high-volume shooting offers over 10 species of wild birds with exceptional waterfowl. Bird hunting between 1 May and 31 August is normally 4-6 days encountering 4 species of Ducks, 2 species of Geese, 2 species of Doves, Rock Pigeons, driven Guinea fowl and Francolin. A typical Bird Hunting Safari consists of 2 days shooting, 1 rest day (clients can relax at the lodge or book from a variety of tours) followed by another 2 days of shooting. With more than 35 years of experience in the bird hunting field, one will experience a bird shoot like never before!
High volume decoyed Duck shooting is done in dry blinds near water (no waders). Experience flight after flight of Yellow-billed Ducks and Red-Billed Teal coming into roosting ponds in the early afternoon. Expect 10-20 birds per gun per shoot.
Goose shooting is done in screen blinds or lay-in blinds on reaped corn fields with a large decoy spread. The Spurwing Goose is one of the biggest in the world weighing close to 20 pounds. The hard beating sound from the wings of these huge geese is deafening when 100 or more put their landing gear out to land amongst the decoys. Expect 10 birds per gun per shoot.
Hot-barreled Dove shooting is done in sunflower or sorghum fields or on a tree line or in a draw. The African Turtle Dove has been written up as being “…the most challenging Game Bird in the World…” It will test the most accomplished wing shooter and leave many humbled by their all-angled approach and sudden direction change. From March to end May we offer several affordable high-volume Dove Packages in the Free State, near Johannesburg. Expect to shoot 500 to 1500 shells per day.
Rock Pigeons are decoyed into the open corn field. It is not unusual to have 20 to 30 pigeons fluttering over your decoys as you take a left and a right on these beautiful terracotta and white-speckled birds. 200 – 500 shells per gun per shoot can be expected.
Guinea Fowl are driven over hunters with 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. Experience a victory dance by the Zulu beaters after your successful hunt. 10-50 birds per group in a morning.
Francolin and Partridge are hunted over experienced Pointers flushing birds on the walk.
Kwa-Zulu Natal does not impose bird limits, numbers taken are at the Outfitters discretion based on his prior scouting.
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Wild Bird Hunting
Free State We offer high volume Doves/Pigeons from March to June at affordable packages. Clients can expect to shoot 3 – 6 cases of ammunition per day. In May we also offer great Goose shooting mixed in with the Doves and Pigeons. Please enquire about these exciting packages. If you love hunting over dogs, between May and August this area boasts great numbers of Francolin and Partridge. It is an honour to watch these well trained, German shorthaired Pointers in action.