Hunting in Free State

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52 hunting trips from 13 outfitters starting from $1,250

52 hunts
$1,250 starting from
62 animals
12742km to the nearest trip

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About hunting in Free State

This province is essentially a Highveld (highland) grassland plateau. This predominantly flat plain with scattered hills (kopjies) rises to the spectacular sandstone Maluti Mountains of the Golden Gate National Park. The province shares a border with the little known independent country of Lesotho, known as the “Mountain Kingdom” which boasts the highest mountain peak in the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains) Mountain range, Thabana Ntlenyana at 3,482 m (11,424 ft) high. When hunting in the shadow of these mountains in winter you can expect cold, windy and sometimes snowy conditions. The Highveld specials can be hunted during your visit to the Free State, these include the Black Wildebeest and Grey Rhebuck. Plentiful in the region are Gemsbuck, Blesbok, Springbuck, Red Hartebeest, Roan, Sable, Waterbuck, Red Lechwe, Zebra and even Buffalo. Some Outfitters also offer small predator hunts at night with a spotlight, hunting mainly for Caracal, Serval and Jackals. The province has a thriving agricultural industry which produces 70% of the country’s maize (corn) and the bulk of the country’s sunflower crop. The combination of these two crops when harvested provides some of the finest bird shooting opportunities in the world. Everything from doves, pigeons to upland birds and waterfowl are attracted to these fields during the harvest to enjoy the spilt grain and sunflower seeds. Good cover around the corn field also offers some great Francolin, Spurfowl and Guineafowl shoots. These hunts normally commence first thing in the morning while the cold winter air is still dense leaving good scent trails for the pointing dogs. When the dogs tire, it’s time to move onto the mid-morning shoot, an assortment of doves and the highly rated Speckled Pigeons (formerly called Rock Pigeon). Rockies, as referred to by local bird hunters, are fast flying and a much sought after quarry by bird shooting enthusiasts. Read more...

The day is rounded off with a waterfowl shoot when the birds return to roost on the shores of the many water impoundments in the area. Numerous duck species, including Yellow-billed Ducks and Spurwing Geese, Africa’s biggest Goose (size of a Snow Goose) are hunted at last light. If you are looking for something different, take a horseback hunt in the spectacular Maluti Mountains for free-range Eland and the endemic Grey Rhebuck. Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) and CITES permits are required for some species even with an exemption permit. All the necessary documentation details will be provided by your Outfitter. Learn more about South African hunting regulations here. Hide details

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1 x 1 Highland Mountain Hunt

1 x 1 Highland Mountain Hunt South Africa

A scenic 'Big Country' spot and stalk hunt. We use a vehicle to be able to cover ground and may walk short distances to vantage to points glass the area. Once a potentially suitable trophy is located we plan our stalk across the plains or in the mountainous terrain. Our hunting days are from sunrise to sunset. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.

Trip duration: 4 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021

Daily rate fee $2,400 for 4 days, 2 hunters
7 days / 4 species Safari (2x1)

7 days / 4 species Safari (2x1) South Africa

DURATION: All inclusive 7 day offer - 5 x full hunting days, 1 x arrival and 1 x departure day PACKAGE PRICE: 2:1 hunt (2 hunters x 1 PH) @ $ 2,900 all inclusive PER HUNTER INCLUDES: 4 animals each 1 x Gemsbuck 1 x Blue Wildebeest 1 x Blesbok 1 x Impala We are totally committed to ethical and sound. Hunting is done by means of walk and stalk, which makes for a more thrilling safari. Tracking down your game on foot is the best way! Please inquire for available dates. NOTE: Although not our intention, all prices are subject to change without notice due to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and commencement of the hunt.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2021

Package price $2,900 for 7 days, 2 hunters
2 x 1 Highland Mountain Hunt

2 x 1 Highland Mountain Hunt South Africa

A scenic 'Big Country' spot and stalk hunt. We use a vehicle to be able to cover ground and may walk short distances to vantage to points glass the area. Once a potentially suitable trophy is located we plan our stalk across the plains or in the mountainous terrain. Our hunting days are from sunrise to sunset. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.

Trip duration: 4 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021

Daily rate fee $2,000 for 4 days, 2 hunters
Free State

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