Mostly wingshooting... I don't think you guys know or heard of our wingshooting techniques
The biggest bird wingshooters hope to catch here in the Desert is ofcourse the Habara (Mcqueen's Bustard) ,,, it's a very rare catch & falconers don't approve of shooting it with a gun.
During the winter season , In some areas , also very rare , we get a passing of a big bird called the demoislelle crane ) .
Here is a small video clip . Enjoy.
Most of the year , we hunt Doves (Eurasian Collared Dove & Rock Dove , Namaqua ) , pigeons .
Seasonal , migratory birds like the Common Quail ...
I know this is a flush bird in your part of the world but over here we hunt it during it's migration in flight !!!
We hunt this one in Septmeber . During it's migration . We use electronic bird callers . The hunt usually starts from midnight till sunrise . How do we see those birds in the night you may ask , well simple , its an excusrion , usually after sunset we head out to the desert to areas known to us , set up our equipment (Portable Power Generators , flood lights (Those are intended to light up the sky), & ofcourse all other necessatees) start the electronic callers , keep fingers crossed & if all goes well enjoy a High Voulme Quail Hunt , pretty much like Argentina Dove Shooting
To give you an idea of what I am talking about , one of our friends put a video post on you tube back in 2006... here is the link is .... enjoy.
& This is another video of the guys counting the score just before getting ready to go home.
From November till April we get a mix of these game birds :
Sand Plovers , caspian Plovers , Black winged bratincole , stone curlew , cream coloured courser, sangrouse , Eurasian Turtle Dove , Bee Eaters ....& too many to remember
When it comes to hunting , the desert is a vast area & you can not cover it by walking , you will need a good 4X4 to chase those birds . We do most of our wingshooting from inside the car.
When a flock of any of those birds is spotted on the ground in the desert , hunters here prepare a quick plan , depending on the direct of the wind try to narraw the escape path of the birds by having two cars cornering the birds & shoot at them before they are out of reach of the guns.
Again, here is a video explaining what I am talking about. Enjoy ,