Night Vision Hare Hunting in South Africa
We catch up with Team Wild Expert Matt Dubber as he heads out to the Eastern Cape where the pests are tougher, bigger and bite harder than our UK friends. Let’s see how the Spring Hares and Scrub Hares hold up to the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter when paired up with a NiteSite Eagle.
A little bit of paradise on the South African Coastline
Matt meets up with local hunter Nicolass Els from East Cape Bushveld Hunting before heading off for the Spring and Scrub hare hunt.
After the long bumpy journey, Matt checks the rifle zero to make sure he is on target before heading out
After finding the perfect spot, the guys set up for the night.
Matt spots a couple of Spring Hares and waits until their heads are still before taking the shot.
After making a clean shot, Matt takes a closer look at the Spring Hare. Note the unique sharp front claws for loosening the soil, before using their strong back legs to push the soil back.
After a second glance of the area, Matt spots a Scrub Hare in the distance and sets up a his shot.
Scrub Hares are significantly bigger than those in the UK, and although this is a young one at around 2.5 kilos – they can grow up to 5kilos.
After a successful few hours, Matt and Nicolass decide to call it a night.
A few less pests out in the field after tonights outing!
After an eventful night the guys pack up and head home.
To watch the full video of the hunt, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/airarmstv