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Bird Shooting Methods - Bird Shooting Safaris


Safari Guides - Trophy Hunts - Adventures -Tours. There is nothing in the world better than going on safari in the open lands of Africa.

Waterfowl – There is a variety of ways these shoots are conducted. Most widely used is early morning and late afternoon from either strategically placed blinds situated at water or wading into phragmites and reeds, shooting over decoys. Apart from this we also adopt “jump shooting" methods which entail stalking little dams and ponds, shooting waterfowl flushed from the water.

Upland/terrestrial birds – In general these birds are pursued by rough shooting. Guns walk in an extended line through fields where francolin are known to be. In conjunction to this trained dogs, either pointers or pointer/retrievers locate the birds. In the case of Guinea fowl, there are a variety of methods used. One is for a number of guns in extended line with beaters placed between guns, to enter a field planted with of maize (corn) or sunflower and walk against the planted rows. Birds rising in front of this line then is shot. Alternatively guns are placed at one end of the above mentioned fields, “blocking it off” so to speak with a line of beaters entering the opposite side, driving the Guinea fowl towards the line of guns. A third method is to locate a flock of Guineas visually, the guns encircling the birds, narrowing the circle all the time, shooting the rising birds trying to cross the guns. A whole day can be spend, shooting over different fields. Exciting stuff.

Doves and Pigeons – When agricultural fields of sunflower starts to flower flock upon flock of both doves and pigeons literally fly en-masse to feed on it. Guns are placed within these fields beneath flight lines from where shooting takes place. Midmornings and mid afternoon till dusk is most productive.

Sand Grouse – Due to arid regions these birds inhabit, water is of big importance to its survival. Guns are placed close to such waterholes where shooting takes place, mid morning and late afternoon..

We offer mainly the following species:

Additional Information

Safari Trophy Hunting Packages & Pricing
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Reservations can be made by calling J. Scott To make reservations or if you have questions, please call (855) 473-2875.

You will often have exclusive use of the lodges that we stay at.

Thank you for visiting Safari Guides - Trophy Hunts - Adventures & Tours .  We hope that you will fulfill your dream for the safari and adventure of a lifetime by booking with us.  We look forward to hosting you on your ultimate Safari, Trophy Hunt,  Adventure & Tour!

Safari Guides - Trophy Hunts - Adventures - Tours
J. Scott / Safari & Tour Coordinator
Office: (855) 473-2875

African Feather, Fur & Scale Safaris cc
Willie Vermaak
Hunting Outfitter, Professional Hunter & THETA National Tourist Guide
Tel/Fax - Landline: +27(0)57 357 4656
Mobile: +27(0)73 162 8657

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