The Impala Facebook page members gained another 27 new members and are now standing on 1618 by 26 September 2023.
Preparations for Impala Branch’s youth camp from 1 – 7 October 2023, are well under way. To date 28 youngsters have confirmed. We are planning an interesting programme with guest speakers and other surprises.
55 members attended our meeting on 7 September at the new venue at the Avion Bowling Club. We also held a Family Spring Braai and Bowling Day on 2 September at the club. It was well attended, and we are planning more functions of this nature.
45 shottists participated in the branch shooting day on 26 August 2023
No further training is scheduled for the rest of his year, but a full training calendar for 2024 is being planned, starting in February.
30 September: Branch shooting day (always on the last Saturday of the month)
5 October: Member meeting (always on the first Saturday of the month)
11 October: Management meeting
The Impala Branch has sold 26 owl boxes to date
A marketing initiative is underway to sell more boxes.
Owls often go unnoticed because they are nocturnal, well-camouflaged, and tend to roost in areas where they are difficult to spot. Owls are important predators in the ecology and assist in the biological control of insect and rodent numbers, which reduce risks and costs associated with pesticides.
SA Hunter’s Projek Grootoog builds and erects owl boxes in appropriate locations in support of owl conservation. This initiative contributes to awareness about the beneficial role of owls in our communities, protects, maps, and monitors owl breeding sites, and assists with rehabilitation and release of injured and ill owls.