Newsletter for 2015 hunting season

In the blink of an eye the past hunting season slipped by again! Bad thing about it is that each year we are also a year older! It is also again time of year to prepare for the hunting fairs in the Northern Hemisphere. In spite of the current economic climate we did fairly well in the past season. We had clients from all over the world visiting us and almost none went home without their hunting wishes being completely fulfilled!

Our season for 2015 kicked off with an old fried Daan Roux visiting me from New Zealand to which he emigrated a few years ago. I also hunted my first Buffalo with Daan in 1985 so it was special to have him and his daughter Mart-marie with us in Mkhunyane Reserve where she took a 17 inch Blesbuck and a good Mountain Reedbuck on q walk and stalk hunt.

Also in April another old friend Wilfried Matt from Austria and his friend Adam visited us. It was Wilfried's wish to hunt an old Cape Buffalo bull. This he accomplished after a nerve wrecking stalk that brought us to within 15 metres of a small group of Buffalo. One shot later and the death bellow of the very old bull a short while later signified the beginning of a big game hunting career (Wilfried said he is ready for the next one immediately). We then moved to my home hunting area Mkhunyane Reserve. 

Newsletter for 2014 hunting season

It is this time of the year again – hunting season finished, and like the migratory birds, we outfitters are getting ready for next year and the great migration to the northern Hemisphere to market our hunts on the fairs.

The season was really busy (and long) and started on 8 March with a lady from Austria, Diana, and finished on 20 October with a group again from Austria and Bavaria on a lion hunt.

The March hunt was conducted in my Karoo hunting area just south of the Vanderkloof dam in the Northern Cape (about 200km south of Bloemfontein airport). The hunt was mostly for small carnivores, but also for some other bigger plains game. In 8 days the lady took an Aardwolf (smallest hyena species feeding mostly on termites) and a Bat-eared Fox. She also took an excellent Scimitar-horned Oryx, White Blesbuck, White Springbuck, Black Spring buck and a Mountain Reedbuck. Some geese and duck hunting were also enjoyed