About Wing Shooting hunting
Birds have always fascinated people, and were literally beyond our grasp as they took flight. They prompted our creative ability to develop some means to take them - bows and arrows, nets, trained birds of prey, and ultimately, in the XVII century, a firearm that shot lots of small pellets - a shotgun. Ever since, wingshooting has become the most popular form of hunting. In no other kind of hunting is there more diversity. Birds are found on every continent, and can be as small as quail or as big as a swan (ostrich is classified as Plains Game). On some hunts, like turkey, you’re lucky if you get to fire one shot. On others, like dove shooting in Argentina, you’ll need assistants to carry boxes of ammunition. On driven bird hunts you don’t get to walk for more than a few feet. Chukar will have you cover many a weary mile over mountains. Hunting released birds is rather a tame occupation; certain waterfowl hunts may carry more risk than Cape Buffalo. A lot of hunters can’t imagine wingshooting without the assistance of a dog. Pointers cover a lot of ground and, when they find a bird, stop at the very last moment before it is ready to fly off, giving the hunter some time to approach. By contrast, flushers, such as spaniels, raise the bird without command, with only a bit of yapping or tail wagging as warning; hunters have to follow them closely, which makes for a fast-paced hunt. Last but not the least, retrievers help collect the birds that were shot, and make sure no cripple gets away. With the exception of a few special hunts (such as turkey, or capercaillie stalking), it is considered unsporting to shoot a sitting bird. Consequently, perhaps the most essential skill for a bird hunter is hitting flying objects with a shotgun, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. Angles, flight patterns, and velocities differ; uncomfortable positions, branches and twigs, etc., get in the way, and so do fatigue and, above all, excitement. It’s not uncommon for a first-timer to spend all their ammo and come back empty-handed or with one hapless bird that just happened to be at the wrong place and time. A Sporting Clays, Skeet or Trap range is where you should be headed before you try wingshooting.
DOVES + DUCKS Close to BUENOS AIRES! Argentina
A perfect opportunity for wingshooting not far from Buenos Aires! The area is located just 3 hour´s drive from the international airport. A very close area from town that allow you to spend a few days of good bird shooting. From May till August is possible to combine with DUCKS and able to combine with partridge (March - April - May) that run with dogs.
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 2 May 2020 27 Dec 2020
Spring Snow Goose 5 Days Canada
5 day hunting experiences guided by one of our experienced team members. Lodging and meals included. Bird cleaning, labeling and packaging, GST, and hunting license are also included in this package. Shells not included. Season runs end of April until end of May (depending on migration)
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 30 Apr 2021 31 May 2021
Free Range Fallow & Tahr + Duck Shoot New Zealand
Free range alpine foot hunt for 2 hunters on Tahr and Fallow Buck….with additional full day of Duck hunting free of charge. 5 days – all inclusive…2 Tahr, 2 Fallow, Duck hunting for 2, accommodation/food, guiding, ground transfers, use of firearms, field preparation. No date restrictions (but needs to coordinate with our bird hunting season May through August to allow for the Duck hunt)….$14,500 USD Fallow deer rut a little later than red deer, and become very vocal in April to May. They can be hunted from late February until end of August. Bucks become more visible during the rut and in the later part of the season. Southern Alps and includes New Zealand’s best and most exclusive hunting grounds for Himalayan tahr (also called thar) and alpine chamois. Our hunting methods match the level of fitness of individual hunters. We can take a helicopter daily from comfortable lodgings, or do wilderness spike camps. We also utilize private land concessions where access is by 4WD and accommodation is in alpine cabins - some complete with hot showers. Himalayan tahr were transplanted to New Zealand in 1904 and they have thrived in a habitat that is very similar to their native home in the Himalayan mountains. Tahr can be hunted all year round; however their pelts are at their best from May to September. Their rut period is May/June, during this time larger bulls are easier to locate as they join with the nannies. The Himalayan tahr in his full winter glory, with golden mane flowing in the wind, is arguably one of the most impressive game animals in the world. Their habitat makes them one of the most challenging and rewarding trophies to obtain. Helicopter access can be arranged to the tahr and chamois hunting areas at an additional $1500-2500 USD p/hour.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 31 Aug 2021
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