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Pigeon Shooting

Pigeon shooting is suitable for novice, intermediate, or advanced shot-gunners. It is a day filled with unlimited shooting and no bag limits.  More laid-back than terrestrial game bird shooting, we start leisurely in the mornings at about 08:00, with the tempo tending to speed up towards midday. Brunch is served in the veld and we finish the day at about 17:00.

 

Please note that pigeon shooting is dependent on the sunflower crops and the rate at which these crops mature. The crops (and venues) vary in size: the smallest being about 40 hectares (80 acres) and the biggest being about 600 hectares (1200 acres). We offer pigeon shooting from mid March (depending on crops and their maturity – sunflower especially) to mid June.

When shooting pigeons you can expect to bag three different types:

  • Rock Pigeons

  • Laughing Doves

  • Ringneck Pigeons

There are no bag limits for pigeons.

 

A group should consist of at least 2, but preferably 6 people, and a package usually includes:

  • Lodge accommodation

  • All meals

  • All soft drinks

  • All road transfers

Mixed Bag Safaris

A mixed bag safari includes some pigeon shooting if they are still flying, and is offered from mid May to end of September at season’s end. We focus on terrestrial game birds like Swainson’s Francolin and Guinea-Fowl, as well as waterfowl like Spurwing Geese, Egyptian Geese, and ducks (like Yellowbill, Teal, Whistling Ducks, etc).

The single- and mixed- bag hunts are for the intermediate to advanced shot-gunner, and the terrain determines the skills and fitness levels required.  The hunt will be on foot, in the company of a Professional Hunter with a GSP.

The days start very early in the mornings with traditional South Africa coffee and rusks, followed by hunting from 06:30 to 10:30. Venues are never more than 20-30 minutes from camp, and after the early session, brunch and a siesta are enjoyed. Thereafter, the afternoon shoot starts at 15:30 and ends with the lasts light at about 18:00.

 A group must consist of at least four - and a maximum of six - people, where a package typically includes:

  • Lodge accommodation

  • All meals 

  • Soft drinks 

  • Road transfers

Add-on hunting that may include plains-game species like bles-buck, zebra, black wildebeest, springbuck, or more, can be arranged, at an additional cost.

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