Brad Rolston African Hunting is able to offer the hunter the opportunity to hunt by all of the legal methods of hunting in South Africa. All of these are listed below


Rifle Hunting

Rifle hunting is conducted throughout South Africa and all huntable species are available, including all of the Big 5, as well as Black Rhino, Hippo and Crocodile, where quota is available. Certain specialized game species require hunts of a longer duration, and these hunts are tailor made by the hunter to his/her specifications and requirements. The minimum caliber for dangerous game is .375 H&H or larger. For most plains game a rifle of caliber 30-06 or larger will be adequate. Enough emphasis cannot be placed on the absolute necessity of Premium Grade Bullets, both solids and softs. 40 rounds of ammunition per firearm should be adequate.
All hunts are conducted either by the tracking of an animal, or by the spot and stalk method and are strictly fair chase. All hunting will be adapted to the ability of the hunter to ensure the greatest possible hunting experience, and the best opportunity of getting your trophy in the salt.

Bow Hunting

Bowhunting is conducted mostly on privately owned game reserves where bowhunting only, is permitted. Hunts are by the walk and stalk method, or from comfortable, well constructed pit blinds, ground blinds or tree stands. The game is plentiful in all of these specially selected areas, and the trophy quality is also of a very high standard. As with all the other forms of hunting in South Africa, it is possible to hunt in excess of 40 species of game with a bow.

Bow Hunting Equipment Recommendations.

Bringing 2 bows, with which the hunter is completely familiar and comfortable is strongly advised. Along with 2 bows, an adequate supply of spares for both. Replacement parts for certain bows are available in South Africa, but this will result in down time while trying to source them, and thus, lost hunting.
Long, recurve and compound bows may be used for hunting in South Africa.

Minimum recommended equipment requirements for bowhunting in South Africa.

Small Game
Bushbuck, Springbok, Impala, Blesbok, Bontebok, Oribi, Mountain Reedbuck, Common Reedbuck, Red Duiker, Grey Duiker, Steenbok, Livingstons Suni, Impala, Klipspringer, Red Letchwe, Jackal, Caracal, Ostrich and Game Birds.

Bow Kinetic Energy (ft/lbs): 25
Arrow Weight (grain): 350

Medium Game
Warthog, Red Hartebeest, Nyala, Baboon, Blue/ Black Wildebeest, Tsessebe, Gemsbuck.

Bow Kinetic Energy (ft/lbs) 40
Arrow Weight (grain) 400

Big Game
Greater Kudu, Cape & Livingstons Eland, Gemsbok, Waterbuck, Zebra, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Leopard

Bow Kinetic Energy (ft/lbs) 65
Arrow Weight (grain) 450

Bird Hunting

Bird shoots are specialized hunts and are conducted in areas set aside exclusively for bird hunting. All bird hunting is done over well schooled English and German Shorthaired pointers while retrievers are used for waterfowl. Primary upland species include the various francolin, quail, guineafowl and many dove species. Waterfowl species include the Spurwing and Egyptian geese as well as many duck species. Decoys and pit blinds are used for the goose hunting and some duck shoots, while pigeons and doves and hunted over harvested fields or on their flightlines.

Handgun Hunting

Handgun hunting is permitted throughout South Africa. Again, as with rifle hunting, all huntable species are available, including all of the Big 5, as well as Black Rhino, Hippo and Crocodile.  Again, the use of Premium Grade Bullets for this type of hunting must be made a high priority. Please remember, the minimum legal requirement for the hunting of dangerous game is a 375 caliber or larger.

Muzzle Loader Hunting
As with rifle, bow and handgun hunting, this variety of the sport is also allowed and conducted on all of the areas used by Brad Rolston African Hunting. The same requirements apply to Muzzle Loader hunting, that apply in the case of Rifle Hunting- A minimum of 375 or larger caliber for dangerous game, and in this instance the use of  Premium Grade Bullets, designed for use in Muzzle Loading Rifles, should never be compromised, but rather seen as the golden rule. Brad Rolston African Hunting is licensed with the Chief Inspector of Explosives, of the South African Police Service, and is permitted to purchase, be in possession of, and transport, controlled amounts of Black Powder. The transportation of Black Powder is not permitted on international airlines.

SMALL GAME: 25 ft/lbs
African wildcat, Blesbuck, Bontebok, Bosbok, Caracal, Dassie (Rock rabbit), Damara dik-dik, Duiker, Jackal Klipspringer, Letchwe, Porcupine, Springbuck, Steenbuck, Rabbit

MEDIUM GAME: 40 ft/lbs
Baboon, Cheetah, Nyala, Spotted hyena. Warthog

BIG GAME: 65 ft/lbs
Eland, Gemsbok (Oryx), Giraffe, Hartebeest, Kudu, Roan, Sable, Tsetsebe, Waterbuck, Blue wildebeest, Black wilebeest, Burchell Zebra, Hartmann Zebra


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