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HUNTING SAFARIS

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RIFLE HUNTS

For medium to larger plains game species ,we recommend between a 7 mm to .375 caliber with quality variable scopes, with the latter being the minimum for dangerous game. If you are hunting large thick skinned game you may want to consider a caliber larger than .375.

 

Familiar well used rifles, quality soft / solid bullets and good bullet placement are the most important factors for African hunting.(discuss with your outfitter prior to buying ammunition for best suggestions and recommendations)

 

Firearms can be hired by prior arrangement for those hunters wishing to travel without firearms. Several calibers including 7&57,7&64,30-06,375 are available from MGS with quality scopes and ammunition available.

 

 

Rifle Hunt Sable with Matthew Greeff Safaris
Rifle Hunt Buffalo
Rifle Hunt Zebra
 

 

Always ensure you have a strong protective lockable rifle case to travel with internationally, with a separate lockable case for ammunition.

We advise you bring along an extra soft case per gun, the soft case not only protects the rifle from dust, but also ensures the rifles are secure in rifle racks on the back of vehicles when traveling.(MGS will provide, if no soft cases available )

 

Once rifle is zeroed at 50-200 m ,pending area and species to be hunted ,we suggest you practice shooting in the standing (with sticks in particular), sitting and prone positions ,as most animals are taken this way in African hunting situations.

 

Practicing and shooting with a smaller caliber such as .22 /177/223 etc in these positions and shooting often ,is considerably more beneficial than trying to impress your professional hunter with your grouping off the bench ! None of our animals are taking off a bench ,with sandbags or off a truck with special seats and padding '…..we do everything on foot !!

 

Discuss this important issue with us.

 

All rifles and scopes will be checked again before hunting starts ,as they might have shifted during transit. Black powder and handgun hunters are also welcome with excellent trophy book animals taken.

 

 

BOW HUNTS

Although many African species have tough reputations and many times may seem tougher than American or European species , we suggest you bring your regular big game bow you normally use on deer and elk and rather get in lots of practice with it, than bringing a brand new 'out the box ' bow just for Africa !

 

Rather than a 'new' high poundage bow over 75 pounds that is difficult to draw in a pressure situation or smaller blind, focus on being very efficient and familiar with your bow in all situations. We do not recommend mechanical broad-heads for any of Africa's larger game such as zebra,waterbuck,blue wildebeest ,gemsbuck and kudu . Check with your outfitter for recommendations on poundage and broad-heads,pending species .

Most of the hunting at MGS is done from carefully constructed blinds although walk and stalk is also encouraged.

Bowhunting Nyala
Bowhunting Buffalo
 

These well-constructed hides blend into the surrounding area with prevailing winds, sunlight and position of water all taken into account .Most blinds are permanent but others have to be built annually, depending on water levels in the natural ponds. We use ground blinds, some elevated blinds, pop up blinds as well as tree stands and can accommodate compound, crossbows and traditional bowhunters

 

 

BIRD / WING SHOOTS

Bird / Wing Shooting Safaris South Africa has a wide variety of bird shooting available, especially in our home province of Mpumalanga.

 

The season runs from 1 May to 31 July for most game birds with Rock Pigeon available throughout the year, although conditions do vary and special pre or post -season permits can be obtained .A provincial hunting license is required for bird shooting.

 

These are our winter months and cool weather can be expected in the morning and evenings and a suggested clothing / equipment list will be sent to clients prior to Safari.

Waterfowl such as Spurwing Geese, Egyptian Geese, Yellow billed Duck, White Faced Duck and Red Teal are plentiful.

Best shooting takes place early mornings and late afternoons between large lakes / dams and maize fields (also over decoys).

Bird / Wing shoots
 

Helmeted Guinea fowl, 3 species of Francolin and Quail are walked up over trained German and English Pointers or can be shot driven during the day. Excellent Rock pigeon and dove shooting can be had on flight lines over sunflower and maize fields in the months February to April.

 

Shotguns in 12 ga or 20 ga are suggested and local ammunition in all sizes are available.12 ga shotguns are available for hire to those not bringing their own. Daily bag limits are generous and vary according to the area and species

 

 

CLAY SHOOTING

 

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Daily Rates are Inclusive and Exclusive as per Hunting

 

As a Master Class Sporting Clay shooter and member of the Clay Target Association of South Africa, Matt and his team provide all the facilities for Skeet or 5 stand Sporting Clays at their new Gold Valley Clay Target Shooting Academy.

Instruction available with the only qualified and registered NSCA Instructor in South Africa.

Clay Shooting
Matt and his team provide all the facilities for Skeet
Clay Shooting with MG Safaris
 

CONTACT

 

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Matthew and Sylvia Greeff

 

Fax : +27 86 546 6922

Cell : +27 83 265 2824

Cell : +27 82 334 2020

 

E-mail:

mgsafari@iafrica.com

 

Website :

www.mgsafaris.com

 
 

P O Box 26056

Nelspruit

1200

Mpumalanga

South Africa

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