Shooting activities for the physically impaired member

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA) aims to give individuals with a variety of physical impairments the opportunity to play an active role in all hunting, sport and recreational shooting. Therefore, SAHGCA amended the shooting exercises to accommodate individuals who:

  1. were born with a disability
  2. were disabled due to an accident
  3. have muscle or skeletal problems
  4. have an illness that impairs them, and prevents them from assuming  standard shooting positions (prone, sitting, kneeling or standing)

It is important to differentiate between individuals that cannot shoot from the standard or even a higher position, in other words an “impaired person”, and an individual that can shoot from a higher or amended position by making small changes to the standard position.

Physically impaired individuals will be accommodated according to their individual needs and circumstances, without giving the individual an unfair advantage or disadvantage and, most importantly, without compromising safety.

The shooting positions and classification codes that SAHGCA use, were adopted from the rules and classification codes of the International Paralympics Committee, the National Rifle Association and the International Sport Shooting Federation.

Amendments to the official SAHGCA shooting exercises will make it possible for the physically impaired members to participate actively, and compete in the SAHGCA hunting and sport shooting events fairly and equally. These rules will give the disabled and impaired individual the knowledge and confidence to hunt again, and it will also open the door for the development and testing of various shooting aids.

For more information, please contact Johan Lundall on +27 82 724 8477 or johan.lundall@fjlconsulting.org

   

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