Bird hunting day

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  1. Dbrown4183

    Dbrown4183 AH Member

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    I was wondering if anyone here has added a bird hunting day to their african hunt and if so did you feel it was worth it?
     
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  2. Rock375

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    Yes I did and it was well worth it. Everyone of us (4 hunters) spent one day of our 10 day Safari hunting birds together. The outfitter didn’t charge any extra to do it. We hadn’t booked our hunt to include birds and decided to do it in the middle of our hunt just to change things up a bit. We had a blast doing it. We still got all the trophies we booked for and got some bird mounts we hadn’t planned on.
     

  3. Upton O. Good

    Upton O. Good AH Enthusiast

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    Oh, and there was a hunt using a falcon near Bullawayo that was an incredible experience.
     

  4. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    South Africa has a season, so make sure you go during it. I would have loved hunting behind PawPrints GSPs! Unfortunately I was there out of season. Tons of huntable birds around!
    Good luck in your pursuit!
     
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  5. Hammergun

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    I hunted Francolin after I had shot enough animals in Limpopo. Had a good time. Very much like pheasant shooting. We ignored the dove and pigeons, which were everywhere.
     
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  6. Mekaniks

    Mekaniks GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    We spent a couple afternoons chasing guinea fowl and had a blast. The bird hunting is great, and I hope to go do a detracted hunt for upland birds and waterfowl for a few days sometime.

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  7. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Every last time I have been bird hunting. Just do it.
     

  8. WAB

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    I’ve had a number of good shoots in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Well worth it.
     

  9. Upton O. Good

    Upton O. Good AH Enthusiast

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    I forgot the really quick guinea fowl drive we did. Scored “a left and a right”.
     

  10. TimvH

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    Bird hunting in Africa is such a hidden gem!
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    I can't wait for the bird season to start in April!
     

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  11. JKO Hunting Safaris

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    It is always such a fun and relaxing time after a safari to hunt birds for a day or two.... You can always challenge your PH with who is the best shot also.... ;-)
     
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  12. Mark19707

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    I always try to add a day of birds. Its a great way to break things up mid trip, species, or just a good day of fun.
     

  13. LivingTheDream

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    My biggest regret in my three trips is I have never taken a day for bird hunting. I definitely want to do it!
     

  14. Vashper

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    And what dogs were used?
     

  15. Jeff Schaeffer

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    My PH treated me to guinea fowl hunting after we had filled my "package." It was a blast, and I have renamed them "flying eland." Do not miss a chance to bird hunt because it was as much fun as stalking big game. One of my friends did an evening of dove shooting, and we had dove breasts stuffed with cheese and jalapenos wrapped in bacon for the happy hour brie. It was fantastic. On the list for next year.

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    Jeff
     

  16. Hammergun

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    We used the PH's bloodhound. She worked the grass between us just like a Lab and found the downed birds. Worked great.
     
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    Will have it in mind
     

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