Francolin, Quail, guineafowl, ducks & geese shooting in South Africa.
“A perfect day Wild Game Bird Shooting in South Africa”
Nestled in the shadow of the Maluti Mountain range, between the Orange River in the south and the Vaal River in the north, are soft undulating hills covered with lush green grass and small lakes. In the Eastern Free State, you will find Tweespruit. A beautiful small town about one hour drive East of Bloemfontein, where you will find the home of Four Season’s game bird Shooting in South Africa, with plains game hunting and Wild Game bird shooting for the more adventurous Wing-Shooter.
Midday international transfer lodge arrivals
Upon arrival, clients will be shown to the available accommodation from which you will be able to select the en-suite room of your choice. either in the main house or similarly from a range of rooms situated around the lodge compound. Drinks are provided in the lodge bar and then if you are not too tired from the traveling, we can set off for your first afternoon game bird shooting for Duck & Goose shooting or Franklin & Guinea fowl shooting.
Dining an evening entertainment
That evening, you will have a freshly cooked meal in the home-style dining room. After dinner, you may retire to the bar or onto the patio to enjoy a nightcap in front of an open fire.
The night sky will be brilliantly clear, filled with stars and, as you begin to relax you’ll wonder why life cannot always be this way and maybe appreciate why we’ve been coming back here for over 23 years.
Morning game bird shooting for geese in South Africa
The first shoot of the day will start around 06:00 and can be either shooting Egyptian and Spur wing geese over decoys, from pit-blinds in stubble or furrowed winter wheat fields, or you can begin the morning flighting various species of duck as they move up and down the dam local systems. Once that flight is over at about 09:00, you will travel back to the Lodge for a lovely home-cooked breakfast. Those who wish to take it a little easier may snooze until breakfast.
Rock pigeon shooting in South Africa
After a hearty AL-Fresco breakfast, you will have a choice of Rock Pigeon shooting over sunflowers from a hide using decoys and pigeon magnets, or depending on the flight line coming to the fields, it’s often possible to shoot flighting Rock Pigeons & Doves, these can be very challenging! as they fly into the fields from about 11:00 until 15:00 where they spend the next 3-4 hours wheeling around the sunflower stubble fields, before flying back to the distant mountains from 14:00 until 16:00. These birds fly in Partridge coveys from between six feet off the ground to three hundred feet up. NB: A good pair of sunglasses is recommended as shooting against a pale blue sky can tire the eyes very quickly.
Game bird hunting for Guinea fowl shooting in South Africa
Another challenging possibility that can be quite an experience is a driven Guinea fowl shoot in the style of a classic driven pheasant shooting. (Advance notice and a minimum group size of 10 people is needed)
Shooting Guinea Fowl in South Africa are quite different from their English counterparts because South African Guinea fowl coveys numbers vary from twenty up to 300/400 and with many eyes makes for a highly intelligent flock of birds – run like an old cock bird in January. The guide aims to chase them across the open plains using 4×4 vehicles in order to get the Guinea fowl coveys to flight twice break the super flocks up into small groups, birds will then sit tight making it possible to walk them up with GSP’s or with a walking gun line, If the guide gets it right you can hardly load fast enough.
Game bird shooting, Walk one stand one guinea fowl hunting
A different strategy is for the guide to gather up a group of local farmers and divide them into two teams, one team will stand while the other team walks through the crops of maize whilst shooting.
Game bird, Duck shooting in South Africa
After the Rock pigeon shooting & dove hunting, we break for a coffee and late afternoon snack and then prepare for the final wild game bird shoot of the day. This can either be a Duck shooting over lakes or flighting, setting up for the last hour of daylight gives us 30-45 minutes of great action as the waterfowl fly back to roost on the dams.
Upland game shooting in South Africa
Game bird, Walked up Orange River Francolin, Grey & Red Wing Partridge, and Quail over a pair of German Short Haired Pointers (GSP’s).
Once the duck flight is over, it is back to the lodge to warm up in front of the fire, before sitting down to dinner and a chance to recount the day’s activity and share the plans for the following day.
This schedule of Wild Game Bird Shooting is available daily.
Water bird shooting in South Africa
As an alternative to the Four Season’s shooting at Tweespruit Lodge, would be to hunt at Luckhof, Four Season’s hunting wild waterfowl bird shooting Lodge, 4 hours west where we have concessions to shoot Egyptian & Spur wing Geese in large numbers on the Orange River, as well as ducks and pigeons. This would be a 2–3-day excursion and travel arrangements can be organised for you at no extra cost, travelling and accommodation are provided, but would need to be arranged at least 2 weeks prior to your trip.