Vocal signs are an essential part of behavior of many animals. They call to attract sexual partners, to invite other members of the flock or herd to a food source, or to warn them of danger, as part of a display ritual or territorial protection - and sometimes simply of pain. All these signals can be used to determine the location of the birds and beasts, and to make them come to the place where the hunter is waiting for them. Some hunters can imitate the sounds of animals and birds without any assistance. However, most need special devices - calls. Some calls work on the same principle of the trumpets and flutes - they turn the air current that you blow into them to a vocal signal of the animal. Others, like turkey calls, produce the desired sound by scratching or other mechanical impact. A controversial subject is the use of electronic calls - devices that record and play actual animal sounds. In many countries they are believed to be unethical, and allowed only for pest control if at all. One of the most exciting hunts is hunting red deer, elk (wapiti), and moose “at the bugle” or “on the roar”. The majestic bulls of these species engage in impressive displays of power, roaring or bugling to attract females and signal to other males that a particular area is taken. Other bulls answer the call and come in to challenge their opponent and to fight for the territory or the harem of females. Hunters (and even tigers) imitate these calls to attract the bull, or as help with the stalk, giving the beast the impression that it’s a rival bull, not a two-legged predator, that approaches. Read more...
Sometimes even deterrence calls attrac the game. For example, ducks and geese, when they see an incoming flock of the same species, often “shout” at the competitors, as if telling them “go away! This is our rice field!”. The incomers, however, interpret it as “it’s safe and a good food source”, and join in the fun anyway. Predator hunters also use “prey in distress” calls. When a bobcat or a coyote hears the voice of, say, a dying rabbit, they can hardly resist the temptation to investigate an opportunity to kill another rabbit or rob the more successful predator of its harvest. Calling requires extensive knowledge of animal behavior. Not just any voice will work. Signals that the animals don’t expect to hear at the given time and place will arouse their suspicions rather than serve as attractants. You must know where, when, and how to sound, how loud and how long the call should be, whether you must try to imitate an immature or a mature animal, and take into account hundreds of other similar variables. The best way to learn calling is to hunt with a calling expert. Book your calling hunt on BookYourHunt.com! Hide details
Super Saver Safari Package South Africa
PACKAGE INCLUDES 5 x FULL HUNTING DAYS 2 x TRAVEL DAYS 3 TROPHIES: 1 x Blue Wildebeest, 1 x Impala & 1 x Blesbok Come experience a safari in South Africa at a very affordable rate. Terms and conditions: availability limited to certain months, no exchange of species or days from this package, Limited availability of packages. We specialize in dangerous game hunts, as well as all South African plains game safaris and wing shooting. We will exceed all our client’s expectations and finish off their safari by already planning the next one! On many occasions, while hunting you will see an abundance of game as well as all the different types of fauna & flora in the area, giving our clients picture-perfect photo opportunities. Our concession areas make up a combined total of 380 000 acres. To accompany you on every hunt we take snacks and refreshments to keep you well hydrated and energized during your hunt. We have our own exclusive hunting concessions in South Africa in the North-west Province. We are fortunate as the area where we hunt offers our clients most of the species that are available throughout South Africa as it is a combination of bushveld, highveld and middelveld habitat systems. We tailor hunting packages to suit our client's safari needs, whether it involves Big 5 safaris, plains game hunts or bird hunts. We are dedicated to make your African Trophy Hunting Safari a memory of a lifetime.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2020
3 Day Waterfowl Hunt 5+ hunters Canada
Early morning breakfast around 4am and then head out to the field to set up the decoys and blinds for a morning waterfowl hunt. The morning hunt is a great experience with lots of Snow Geese, Canada Geese, Specklebelly Geese, Sandhill Cranes and ducks filling the skies. We use many Snow Goose decoys, flyers, and rotary decoys, as well as electronic goose call to our birds. You will see over ten species of ducks and over five sub species of Canada geese ranging from Giant Greaters to small Cacklers in staggering numbers. Goose season remains open into December, but the peak period is usually the final week of September through mid to late October in this province Around 10 am or when we limit out we head back to the lodge for brunch and relax until we are ready to venture out for our evening duck hunt. After our evening shoot, we have prepared for you a home-made supper, and spend the night relaxing and relive the day’s hunt. Limits: Ducks - daily limit of 8, only 4 may be pintails Dark goose - daily limit of 8, only 5 may be specklebelly, no hunting dark geese after noon until October 15th White goose - daily limit of 20, no possession limit Other duck and goose possession limits are 3 days daily bag limits.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020
The Savannah Experience South Africa
South Africa is one of the most diversified countries in Africa mainly because of the vast variety of ecosystems and species of wildlife. Our main concession is situated in the western part of the Limpopo province. This property consists of mountains, flat thick bush and lush open savannah areas. This diverse eco-system is home to numerous plains game species as well as the stunning sable and cape buffalo. This beautiful property and it’s diverse vegetation provides some of the best hunting in the Limpopo province. Our experienced staff are there to cater for your every need. Our chef Goody will tantalise your senses with his delicious, traditional South African cuisine, giving you an experience of true African culinary delights. We also hunt different concessions in the area to provide our clients with the option to harvest a wider variety of species. Our hunting season usually starts between March and November with June and July being the prime time which is in the middle of the mild South African winters. We offer both rifle and bow hunting. When rifle hunting the day begins by driving around in search of game or alternatively fresh tracks, once the game is spotted the final approach is done on foot. Bow hunting is mostly done over a waterhole and the shooting distance varies between 25 to 30 yards. Weather permitting, there is always the option to try spot and stalk bow hunting. It is always rewarding when you manage to harvest one of these wary animals on foot.
Trip duration: 5 - 18 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Nov 2021
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