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Wing Shooting

The Free State Province of South Africa offers some of the finest wing shooting grounds in the World and is home to a vast variety of species, found in healthy numbers.  From the tiny Common Quail to the mighty Spur-winged Goose, it is without a doubt, a hunter's paradise.  Hunting Season starts 1st May up to and including 31stAugust.  African Frontier Safaris strongly abides by the bag limit set by the Republic’s Department of Nature Conservation, with no exceptions being made.  This allows ten (10) Terrestrial Gamebirds and ten (10) Waterfowl per hunter per day. All hunts are planned and guided by Professional Hunter and Gun Dog Trainer, Todd Lutman. Todd has more than 31years experience in the Industry,  with an exceptional track record and a reputation that needs no introduction
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Terrestrial Gamebirds include:

  • Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

  • Swainson’s Spurfowl (Pternistes swainsonii)

  • Orange River Francolin (Scleroptila levaillantoides)

  • Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Waterfowl include:

  • Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

  • Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis)

  • Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata)

  • Red-billed Teal (Anas erythrorhyncha)

  • Red-knobbed Coot (Fulica cristata)

The Hunt

During the Open Season, we usually experience dry and cold weather, which narrows down the inhabitable areas for Waterfowl to some well-known spots. Shooting from cover (blinds) in these areas prove to be highly effective, however, mother nature still has the final say and exceptionally wet years may prove to be a bit more difficult than others. Shooting Francolin, Spurfowl, and Quail over well trained German Pointers, whilst walking through the open fields at first light, remains an old-time classic.The Helmeted Guineafowl has stunned many hunters in the past due to their bulky appearance, but please take note, they really are fast. Equipped with a keen sense of hearing and good eyesight, it is advised to approach with caution. Fortunately, they usually flock in large numbers which definitely increases your odds. Nevertheless, they are great fun to hunt.As for those whoare up for some hot barrel action, we are excited to say that nothing even comes close to the high volumes of pigeons and doves shot over our sunflower fields.

Shotguns & Ammunition:

The recommended weapon(-s) of choice include Over & Under or Side-by-Side shotguns in 12-and/or 20 Gauge.  Please keep in mind that no pair of shotguns of the same caliber, as with any other firearm, may be imported to South Africa without pre-approval.  There is also a limit of 200 rounds per caliber per person.  As hunters, we understand that ammunition ad a lot of unnecessary weight whilst traveling and we, therefore, supply all the ammunition possibly required, with the guarantee that clients won't run out.

Accommodation:

Situated in the North-Eastern parts of the Free State, dressed in its unique beauty, and surrounded by rich hunting grounds, Glen Guinea defines ‘Country Living' combined with all the amenities of modern-day life.  The rooms are cozy, comfortable and of very high standards, each with their own en suite bathroom.  The Free State winters are considered to be amongst some of the coldest in the country, which is why all the rooms are fitted with adequate heating facilities.  All the rooms are serviced daily, with laundry services available on request, made known at least one day prior to washing.The  lounge  area  is  spacious  and  comfortable,  fitted  with  an  indoor  fireplace,  which provides a heart-warming relief from those icy nights.   As for our four-legged friends, special measures were put into place to ensure they enjoy a good night's rest in a first-class kennel.  Each of the roofed-kennels is fitted with a heating-light  and  sheltered  from  the  wind.    Just  remember  to  bring  your  dog's  own bedding and bowls. The kennels are cleaned daily.
Bookings

We recommend groups to consist of 2 to 4 hunters, as this plays a key role in planning an effective hunt. However, arrangements can be made to cater to smaller, more exclusive groups, according to one’s needs.

Protocols & Documentation

African Frontier Safaris will arrange all applications free of charge. Any other relevant information and guidelines will be disclosed via email. The following is needed to start the process when you decide on bringing your own firearm(-s):Invitation letter from Outfitting Company (handed out by us).
  1. Passport copy – MUST BE NOTARIZED

  2. Proof of address/residence

  3. Airline Ticket – copy

  4. Description for importation of each firearm: Make/Model; Caliber; Product/Serial Number; Number of rounds per firearm (only 200 rounds per caliber allowed).

  5. FOR EVERY FIREARM YOU BRING ON SAFARI – A CERTIFIED COPY OF: The license OR proof of ownership OR any other form of legal documentation allowing possession over the firearm

  6. Invitation letter from Outfitting Company (handed out by us).

Contact Us

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