WELCOME TO BIRD HUNT AFRICA
Birdhunting Africa is owned and operated by John Weavind. John is an experienced South African Professional hunter. Much of his hunting throughout the years has been both mixed Trophy animal as well as Birdshooting.
South Africa has 7 different Partridge species. Each species offers excellent shooting opportunities. In Places we have Partridges that are only found in the Mountains and others in thick bush at Sea level. Then we have the Guinea fowl that at first seems like a bit of a silly bird but after the first shot is fired this bird suddenly becomes a superb hunting challenge.
Ducks and Geese are taken in the early Mornings and late evenings. While shooting Pidgeons happens during the day while we look for Partridges.
ABOUT BIRD HUNTING AFRICA
A TYPICAL DAY
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The hunting we offer can entail driving into the many concessions we have. Depending on the time of year, water availability and other factors would determine where we would hunt for the day.
Normally the day would start before sunrise and we would head directly to the Duck and Goose Dams. We would shoot the flight of waterfowl until it around 9 am, then we have Coffee and something to eat (brought with us in cooler boxes) afterwards we head out onto ground birds with the Pointing Dogs. This normally takes us until 12 pm which is when we break for lunch. At around 2 pm we head out onto the Ground birds again until around 5 pm when we head back to the Water for Ducks and Geese again.
It is not possible to give estimates and averages of the amount of rounds that will be fired during a typical day or how many birds will be bagged. Only that we offer real hunting and individual hunting skill would determine the outcome of your days hunting. We do however give all hunters as much opportunity as possible at all times.
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING BIRDS
There are factors that would determine the birds on offer during a particlar day out hunting. Sometimes, when you make your booking we may use different concessions in totally different areas of South Africa. The decision of where to do your hunt would be based on sound business principles as well as the availability of concessions, taking into account the “open seasons” on the birds at the time of your booking.
1) GROUND BIRDS
Swainssons Francolin (Hunted in most provinces of South Africa)
Greywing Partridge (Hunted in mountainous areas. A very sought after bird to hunt)
Orange River Partridge (Hunted around crop fields in the Free State or Northern Cape)
Shellies Partridge (Hunted in the Northern and eastern Bushveld areas)
Redwing Partridge (Hunted in Mpumalanga province around crop areas)
Crested Partridge (Bushveld)
Guinea Fowl (These birds are found in varying numbers throughout South Africa)
Yellow Billed Duck
Red Billed Teal
NOTE: Birds can be taxidermied by a friend of mine that specialises in the taxidermy of birds. He does outstanding work. Please request his details from me if you require that service.
As mentioned earlier Birdhunting Africa and it’s staff would take time to plan the very best areas to conduct your hunt as and when you make your booking. This means we would make use of different accommodations in different areas. All accommodations are High class Guest Houses.