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