Most plains game species hunted in South Africa range from the small: – Warthog and steenbok to the Large Eland and Magnificent Kudu.
Plains game hunting draws in more hunters from around the world to South Africa each year, far more than even the Big Five and Trophy hunting “combined”; -Southern Africa has more species of plains & bush game animals than any other world-wide destination on the planet. The bounty of antelope species in Southern Africa, so southern Africa makes it a hunter’s paradise for those cull hunting medium-sized plains game.
For Most, plains game hunting in Africa has been nothing more than a wish list dream, as most people’s understanding of the African hunting dream is it is way too expensive for the working person and only for affluent hunters.
When the reality is, booking an enjoyable plains game hunting safari in South Africa is notably less than the average Scottish stalking trip for Red Stag’s
Southern African plains game management cull hunting takes place in a variety of different geographical typography which may vary tremendously in climate, flora, and topography. The hunting areas can range from dense wooded bushveld to wide open veld. The diverse plains game found from the bushveld in Limpopo province to the large open veld-plains of the Free State and the arid sands and heavy thorn bush in the Kalahari. All regions offer a unique hunting habitat for plains game, which is unique for every varied species of plains game animals which holds its own diverse challenges for the plains game hunter. Hunting in bushveld presents its own set of challenges, due to dense cover, quick opportunistic shots present at 50 yards or less. The huge expanse of the open plains in the Free State may dictate a shot taken at ranges of three hundred yards, whilst the dense thorn bushy cover in the Kalahari will often force a hunter to take a shot at 25 yards when an animal approached with stealth. The stalking can be physically challenging due to the appearance of endless sands.
Hunting techniques used will vary based upon the individual hunter’s preference. Ranging from walk and stalk with use of binoculars and hunting from blinds with a compound-bow or rifle. Clients with disabilities or persons where excessive physical activity would be out of the question by age or medical condition, professional hunters would recommend hunting from one of our fully equipped hunting 4 by 4 vehicles.
Plains Game is an ancient term that dates to the earliest days of African safaris. The name may sound misleading because species belonging in ‘plains game’ will however be found in a diverse array of different landscapes, not only on open land, but also mountain habitats and swamps; they commonly inhabit every habitat known throughout Africa! Roughly speaking though – if you are between small prey (Wing-shooting) and the large ‘Dangerous 7’ animals such elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, crocodile, and hippo.
Hunts can vary based on preference and physical ability. A client with a disability or anyone whose activity limitations by age will find it easy to hunt from one of our well-equipped vehicles, while someone who prefers the stalk may want more time at ground level for quieter target acquisition before taking the shot.
We use different approaches in hunting plains game cull animals depending upon what you are after, from walking through open grasslands where shots tend to stretch out three hundred paces away, to up close and personal, close quarters hunting in thick thorn bushes which require closer range hunting methods like, checking ambush spots ahead of time with binoculars.
Stalks often lead you through endless sand dunes with only limited concealment from animals or other humans along your journey – making it strenuous both physically as well as mentally if one has too much sun in general! However, there are ways around these difficulties such as hunting by foot when available; and using blinds during stalk phases allowing clients to rest, which gives one more flexibility since they do not need any equipment besides themselves (food & water); getting help via vehicle surveillance where we take care of everything else for clients.
The list of animals found on the plains is extensive, with creatures belonging to multiple families. Examples include antelopes, giraffes, porcine include both bushpigs/warthogs and baboons! There are more than just mammals here though – birds like ostriches can supply challenging sport.
The plains game of Africa is a fantastic and affordable introduction to the world’s most famous hunting destinations. Impala, Springbuck, Wildebeest or Warthog culled as good representation trophies only; that will please any safari-goer on a budget; while more desirable species such as Oryx (a type often requiring weeks of dedication), Kudu Sable Nyala Eland may cost you thousands in fees.
Plain’s game cull hunting by spot-and-stalk method. The hunter will often cruise around in their safari vehicle or on foot, looking for any animals they may be able to track down and hunt via walk and stalk with sticks, great discipline, necessary when approaching antelopes who tend not to move very much from one place before eating; bowhunting over water holes works well too because these beasts come out at night-time!
African Plain’s game cull hunting, found in different habitats throughout southern Africa, the way that you approach will depend on what type of terrain you are hunting in. You might start out by looking for any signs near a good watering hole or move closer to where they are spending time during their day-to day wanderings, before becoming more active at night when food is scarcer.
The variety and abundance of wildlife in Southern Africa is unparalleled to any other place on Earth. This incredible natural resource has made the region a hunters’ paradise for centuries, with vast herds dotting the savannas from Cape Town to Pretoria.
All hunts in southern Africa are plains game hunting safaris. Southern Sub-Saharan has an incredible variety and density unlike anywhere else on Earth, making it a paradise for hunters looking to bag their next big score!
Cull hunting safaris are incredible value for money. As a hunter, you can go on African plains game-hunting expeditions and stay in luxury accommodations while keeping your costs low!