We recommend that all our clients bring their own rifles and shotguns, with which they are familiar and comfortable. One of the most important aspects of a successful safari is good shooting. We urge everyone to practice their shooting as much as possible prior to their safari. It is vital that each individual is comfortable with his/her firearm and knows how it performs. Bear in mind that long range shooting will be required for various plains game species. It is therefore imperative for hunters to be comfortable shooting from all positions and especially from shooting off a tripod (shooting sticks) at distances of up to 300 yards.
Shotguns – 12 gauge shotguns are best, especially for our duck and geese. However, a well-handled 20 gauge will get the desired results.
The shotguns must be single shot (S/S), double barreled (D/B) or over and unders (O/U). Pump actions and semi-automated are illegal for hunting birds in R.S.A.
- .300 Winchester Magnum
Are all well suited for all the plains game species – a minimum of a .375 H & H Magnum is required for the dangerous game species.
IMPORTATION OF FIREARMS
Wild Wing Safaris recommends that you use one of the two businesses listed below to ensure a quick and hassle-free customs clearance. They specialise in assisting overseas hunters with the registration of their firearms prior to their arrival in the country, thereby alleviating you of any unforeseen mishaps.
You will have to supply them with the following documentation:
- letter of invitation (supplied by Wild Wing Safaris)
- proof of rifle ownership
- copy of passport
- return airline ticket
They will pre-register your firearm with the SAPS, meet you at arrivals, escort you through customs and put you on your connecting flight.