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December 2012 Newsletter

posted Jan 16, 2013, 6:29 PM by Tim van Heerden

Please feel free to download our December 2012 here.

Hunting Report - GunAfrica magazine

posted Aug 27, 2012, 3:06 AM by Tim van Heerden

"Aan die voete van ou Toorberg" is a hunting report on a Greywing partridge shoot with Karoo Wingshooting by Matt Relihan and published in the Gun Africa magazine (www.gunafrica.com). Unfortunately the report was written in Afrikaans, so apologies to our English speaking public.

You can download the file here:

Partridge Hunting on horse back

posted Jun 30, 2011, 12:27 PM by Tim van Heerden

Karoo Wingshooting has just secured a 10,000 hectare (25,000 acre) Greywing Partridge concession where the emphasis will be on hunting the Greywing partridge from the comfort of the back of a horse.  We are planning the first trial run of this exciting new venture during late July 2011.  Horseback Greywing hunts will be availale from late April 2012.
 
Why is this significant you may ask?
The most limiting factor in terms of hunting Greywing Partridge for sportsmen around the world, is the fact that you need to be reasonably fit and be able to negotiate uneven terrain while staying in contact with the dogs at all times. Horseback hunts will put this little gem of a partridge in reach of most sportsmen and women as well as the collector whom might not be able to put in a hard day's hiking on foot in the mountain grasslands. 
 
I will keep you posted n these developments!

Hunting with a .410 Shotgun

posted Aug 25, 2010, 3:20 AM by Tim van Heerden

Now you know I guide Greywing partridge hunts in the Karoo highlands in South Africa over schooled English Pointers. This is a challenging hunt, but extremely rewarding and it takes place in a breathtaking environment with endless and dramatic vistas.
And you know Greywing hunting is a strictly 12 and 20 gauge affair and you load up with 1 ¼ ounces of No.5 shot!
I was approached to guide Italian hunter Alberto Rizzini of Caza Rizzini fame with his team of camerawomen to make a show for Sky Italy. Now which guide would be able to resist this? CATCH - He wants to shoot Greywing with a .410!
So I agree and take my 12 gauge with so he can use that instead once he realizes it can not be done. Boy was I wrong. He pitched up with a beautiful Denis Fontana side-by-side in .410 (3inch), choked improved modified and full. It patterned in about 8 inches at 20 yards!
When the 1st Greywing fell to the little .410 I thought it was luck, but when he made his bag on the first day, I had to eat my hat! Well, in the end all had a great time and Alberto got his bag limit every day.
My conclusion: the .410 in an exceptional shot's hands can be used to hunt game birds effectively. (By the way, he shot some Egyptian geese with it too) BUT, it can not be the gauge of choice to the average shot gunner.
You can see photos of his hunt on my Facebook group. Search for Karoo Wingshooting, or on my webpage's gallery.  Once I have a copy of the DVD, I will put on some video footage of this hunt on Facebook and on the website. So, join me on Facebook and I will send you a reminder when the video clips are available.

posted Jan 29, 2010, 6:10 AM by Tim van Heerden   [ updated Feb 5, 2010, 7:16 AM ]

Shooting Seasons 2010

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Sample User   [ updated Feb 6, 2010, 10:36 AM by Tim van Heerden ]

Greywing Partridge: 1 April - 31 July 2010;

Guineafowl & Francolin: end of April - end of August;

Doves & Pigeons: Year round with a peak from March to mid-June;

Geese: 1 Jan - 31 - Aug with a peak during May to August;

Ducks: 1 May - 31 Aug;

Ostrich: Year round

Please confirm these dates when booking your safari as the dates mentioned covers more than one province with individual shooting seasons.

 

Ally - our teen (youngest) English Pointer bitch

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:34 PM by Sample User   [ updated Feb 4, 2010, 8:44 AM by Tim van Heerden ]

 

 

Ally was born on Christmas Day 2008. She showed great potential as a pup, backing the older dogs on point when she was just 5 months old in 2009. Ally's 1st training sessions of 2010 showed she lost no ability, has an exceptional nose and she listens to her pappa.

Ally is the pup on the left backing Lady and Lexi

Some News

posted Oct 12, 2009, 4:33 PM by Sample User   [ updated Jan 29, 2010, 3:00 AM by Tim van Heerden ]

We had good summer rains over most of our concessions. We are expection a great 2010 shooting season.

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