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

Newsletter for 2013 hunting season

Outside it is raining for the first time in many months; we had 19 mm for October, which makes it the driest spring in several years. Although the habitat in our Mkhunyane Reserve is in fairly good condition due to last season's good rains, we hope our main rains will come soon. I am sitting and pondering about the past season's hunting, which was long, we hunted non-stop from middle March until last week. While busy hunting it seemed that the season will never end but again it passed in the blink of an eye (and we are all one year older!). We were blessed with an exceptional year and again had the opportunity to hunt with old friends and meet new hunting friends from all over Europe.