Upland Hunting

(GUINEAFOWL, FRANCOLIN AND SPURFOWL)

PROGRAM

A typical day will commence with an early morning breakfast after which we will depart for the day's shooting. Transportation to the shooting area will be by means of a luxury 4WD vehicle. Shooting commences on arrival in the field until noon.

A hearty field lunch will be served and there will be enough time given to rest weary legs. Guns will resume the shoot at around 2pm.

The day's shoot will conclude during the afternoon with a photo session of the day's bag after which you will return to your lodge. A mouth-watering dinner will be served at 7.30 pm and the day's excitement will be relived around a comfortable fireplace until bedtime.

SEASON


The general upland season is from the 1st of May until the 31st August, but depends on the area we hunting and the species you will pursue.

DURATION

A typical Upland hunt takes place over 2 to 4 days. International sportsmen and women can combine an upland hunt with some of our other shooting and touristic options.

Gear

This is the Southern hemisphere’s winter time! Good, sturdy, well-worn, waterproof ankle boots are essential. The mornings and late afternoons will be cold; therefore dressing in layers is advisable.

A warm jacket, jersey, beanie, scarf and gloves are recommended. Sunblock, a shooting cap, eye and ear protection, as well as a shooting vest, are recommended for an enjoyable shoot.

Guns and Ammo

12 or 20-gauge over/under shotguns are recommended.

No Semi-auto’s will be allowed on Upland hunts as we try to keep the areas pristine by only leaving our footprints and removing all spent cases from the fields.

Shot in size No.5 will be supplied to visiting sportsmen.

This combination has been found to be ideal for Greywing hunting in our areas.

CONSERVATION

As these are totally wild populations of partridge, no more than 30% of a population is harvested per annum. Guns can expect to flush between 60 and 100 birds per day and a bag of between 15 and 30 birds depending on the number of guns and level of shooting. Smaller groups are preferred. Four guns being the ultimate size group, five being the maximum.

All birds are consumed by clients while on safari, while the excess is prepared and frozen for post-season consumption by ourselves.


ACCOMMODATION

Lodgings are at a comfortable upmarket starred guest house in the historic town of Graaff-Reinet. All rooms have air conditioning, and comfortable beds dressed with percale cotton linen.

All are en-suite with complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Rooms are serviced daily. Delectable cuisine and great Karoo hospitality can be expected.

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