Bird Hunting

Wild Wing Safaris boasts the best and most consistent waterfowl hunting in Southern Africa and is one of South Africa’s premier Bird Hunting Outfitters, offering 21 species of gamebirds.

Wild Wing Safaris provides both basic safari packages as well as unique tailor-made safaris. The bird hunting safaris take place in the Drakensberg mountains, Natal midlands, and the Orange Free State. Contrasting hunting styles are employed for the various birds. Due to the migratory habits of wild birds, hunting is carried out over a massive area. Wild Wing Safaris assures great opportunities at wild birds with a generous bag.

Hot-barreled high volume Rock Pigeon shooting takes place over sunflower fields and is extremely challenging shooting. The optimum time for a rock pigeon is from March through to the end of May. Several days of rock pigeon shooting can easily be tailored into a plains game hunting safari.

Spurwing and Egyptian Geese are by far the toughest African game birds. The Spurwing is the larger of the two, and can reach up to 10kg in weight. These game birds will put any sportsman’s skill to the ultimate test. 12 gauge shotguns are recommended for this species.
The optimum time of year for hunting geese is from late May through to the end of August.

Ducks and Teal are mainly hunted in the evening when flighting into ponds, dams and crop fields. It is always a fantastic way to end off a good day’s shooting. The optimum time of year for ducks and teal is from June through to late August.

The Guinea Fowl and Francolin are hunted by drives, beats and over schooled pointers. The Guinea fowl is probably the cleverest of all the game birds, and can provide some fantastic shooting. However, the best results are achieved with hunting parties of 12 guns or more! The optimum time of year for the ground bird is over June, July, and August.

Bird Species