Wing Shooting South Africa

African Game Hunts is well known for its wingshooting opportunities in the Orange Free State Province in the central part of South Africa. Our lodges are located only four hours drive south of Johannesburg. Bloemfontein hunters can fly in and out of the Bloemfontein airport for added convenience.


The Free State is an area with a high population of game birds including geese, duck, francolin, guinea fowl, pigeon and dove. German Short Hair Pointers are used often during the francolin and guinea fowl hunts.


Clients are met at the airport by an African Game Hunts representative and transported to the accommodations. The spacious homes offer all the amenities to relax in comfort after a full day of hunting. Home cooked meals will be provided with the addition of fowl, francolin and quail to the menu. World known South African wines, spirits and beer are available whenever requested.


There will be the opportunity to both wingshoot as well as plains game hunt, should the hunter be interested.

Within a short drive there are a variety of wingshooting areas offering a wide array of landscapes to attract local fowl. Much of the dove and pigeon shooting is done over sunflower fields and as in South America, there are no limits. There is the opportunity to hunt with both 12 gauge and 20 gauge shotguns. Hunters can bring their own or use what is available at the lodge. No semi automatic guns are allowed into South Africa.


Getting There:
Most of the hunters fly direct to Johannesburg from Atlanta, Washington, DC or New York. Flights can also be routed through Europe.


The hunting season runs from March through September. Weather in the Orange Free State can bring winter temperatures of freezing in the evenings. These intermittent cold nights yield to a good bit more warmer days. The duck hunting is prodigious despite the onset of warmer daytime temperatures.


Meals are prepared by the professional hunter and his wife. They have been serving as hosts to hunters from around the world for many years. The supply of protein will be plentiful. You will be driven to the store to choose which type of alcohol you would like to purchase for consumption during your stay.

Best Months to Hunt Different Bird Species

Months of Availability Types of Birds
Doves Ducks Francolin Geese Guinea-fowl Pigeons