Under the crimson and gold of the South African dusk, prepare yourself for skeins of ducks and geese veering towards the decoys on cupped wings, and guinea fowl driven over Acacia trees towards you by the chorus of up to 120 chanting African beaters. Rock pigeons and doves dashing over the guns in their quest for spilt grain on the fields and hundreds of Sandgrouse sweeping in from crisp blue desert skies, while Francolin explode in a feathered flurry from your feet.
Up to twelve species of wild game bird can be taken in a single day!
Our South African Wingshooting outfitters specialize in feathered game, however, you can mix with big game if you’d like. The outfitters we represent are dedicated to the vanishing art of being a true wing-shooter’s outfitter – scouting birds, knowing where they will fly, how the birds will approach the gun, where the sun will be, as well as a million other details that separate an average operation from a stellar operation.
Managing vast tracts of land for game bird habitat is also a great indicator of habitat for all species. Needless to say, the game populations are prospering with numbers consistently rising each year. The local communities have reaped the rewards of commercial Wingshooting. Due to the considerable amount of preparation, work, and meticulous planning, a single day’s shooting can produce up to 300 workdays for the rural community!
Accommodations can vary from full lodges, with historic ties going back to the 1800s, to a simple safari tent with all the trimmings of home. Drives from the Johannesburg airport max out at around 5 hours, depending on game and location. South Africa is a wing-shooter’s paradise, with cultural and geological wonders around every corner. Give us a call to discuss all of the options in detail! We’re here to help you take the trip of a lifetime!
Best time to go suggested by DCA: May to September