Hunting ostrich Africa with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris

Ostrich scientific name: Struthio camelus

Hunting ostrich Africa with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris.

 

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Hunting ostrich Africa with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris

Ostrich scientific name: Struthio camelus

Hunting ostrich Africa is mainly done for the hide and feathers. Sadly avian flu got the better of the export value and few ostrich have been hunted since then. However now is the time to have yourself an ostrich hide to make a briefcase from, a pair of boots or even better; to have a hide you can have a hand bag made for your wife. Any remaining hide can be used to make you a billfold.

When ostrich males are in the rut the front part of the legs become red

which is also an indication to stay away from it as they are usually bad tempered during that time. The leather from the red parts can be used to make a belt for yourself without having to make an obvious fashion statement.

Hunting ostrich in South Africa with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris is a hunting experience to look forward to. Our ostrich hunting opportunities are not limited to a single Province as we have a variety of areas where ostrich hunts can be booked.

Information on hunting ostrich Africa

Ostrich hunting prices

Ostrich hunting price in South Africa for the 2019 hunting season is $ 550. Our ostrich hunting prices in South Africa are set for 2019.

Caliber for hunting ostrich

Hunting in Africa Safaris suggests the following calibers as being the best calibers for hunting ostrich in South Africa:

  • 12 ga with buck shot
  • 243
  • 6,5 X 55
  • 270
  • 7 X 57
  • 7 mm Rem Mag (and all other 7 mm’s)
  • 308
  • 30-06
  • 300 WSM
  • 300 Win Mag
  • 8 X 64 and any comparable calibers.
Ammunition for hunting ostrich

Hunting in Africa Safaris recommends you use the ammunition you have available. Ostrich are not the toughest critters in the bush and a well-placed shot is sure to put them down.

Gun Scope

A good 2 – 12 X 50 gun scope should be sufficient for hunting ostrich in South Africa due to a wide zoom range and a long eye relief which will allow for greater flexibility to view the cross-hairs quicker.

Average shot distance

The average expected shooting distance when hunting Ostrich in South Africa is 70 to 150 yards depending on the terrain you are hunting in.

Shot placement when hunting ostrich

Broadside shot

The shot should be placed in line with the front leg but within one third from the bottom of the chest to the top of the back.

Quartering to shot

The shot should be placed at the spot bisecting the angle formed by the front legs, aiming at the same height as for a broadside shot.

Quartering away shot

The shot should be placed at the spot bisecting the angle formed by the front legs, aiming at the same height as for a broadside shot.

Facing to shot

The shot should be placed where the bottom of the throat meets the chest.

Gallery of ostrich trophy hunting pictures

Tips for hunting ostrich Africa

Larger ostrich flocks can be more difficult to stalk due to every member of the ostrich flock being alert all of the time. Bow hunting ostrich is on the increase and in such a case you should hunt ostrich from a hide or blind.

Best time of year for hunting ostrich Africa

The best time of year to hunt ostrich in South Africa is the second week of April until the end of October and even to mid-November when the bush has receded most.

We can and do hunt ostrich from January to December.

African hunting packages South Africa 2019




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