SA Hunters Press Releases

SA Jagters Persverklarings

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) has welcomed the additional 21 working days granted by the Pretoria High Court on 30 June 2021, that will allow more time to comment on the Draft Firearms Amendment Bill. This gives the public until 3 August to submit comment. The initial deadline for comment was 4 July 2021.

HuntEx2021, the biggest hunting and firearm show on the continent, will go ahead as scheduled at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 10 – 13 June 2021, following a settlement between the HuntEx organisers and SAPS with regard to the Covid-19 restrictions. The outcome of the settlement means that HuntEx may continue to trade in a similar way as any other shopping centre, i.e., at 50% capacity.

SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) welcomes the release of the high level panel (HLP) report on the management, breeding, hunting, trade, and handling of elephant, lion, leopard, and rhinoceros that was released on Sunday 2 May 2021. Besides providing specific interventions to resolve key issues in the sector, it also proposes a re-conceptualised wildlife sector that focuses on thriving wild and wild-managed wildlife populations and moving away from captive breeding. This approach is in line with the policy position of SA Hunters since 2015.|