Wingshooting in South Africa has gained popularity in recent years among hunters headed to Africa to fulfill a plains game or dangerous game hunt. At Shaun Keeny Safaris we take pride in offering a first-class wingshooting experience with well-trained pointers and retrievers. A day or two of wing shooting can easily be added to any plains game or dangerous game safari and prove to be a very rewarding experience.
From the semi-desert in the west to the plains and rivers of the highveld to the savannas of the north, South African wingshooters can find more than 20 different species of game birds. The best wingshooting opportunities are during the months of June, July, and August, which coincide with the open seasons in most of South Africa’s provinces. Being a social affair, wingshooting is best done in small groups. The ideal size of the group is two, but even a group of four hunters can be easily accommodated.
The bird species most commonly hunted in South Africa range from the sand grouse and quail to the francolin, guinea fowl and various species of dove and pigeons. Two species of geese are available – the Egyptian goose and Spur-winged goose can make for a very challenging hunt. If your preferences is hunting ducks, the Yellow Bill, White-faced Whistling, and African Shell duck will give you plenty of opportunities. Several species of Teal are also available and these small, quick waterfowl can give the most competent of shotgunners a real challenge. All species are not available in all areas, and local province restriction may apply, so be sure to make your preferences known when booking your safari with Shaun Keeny Safaris.