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Inyathi Park News April 2023

10 May 2023

Dear colleague

Structure of newsletter

We start with the new, essential information first, followed by the regular news.

Therefore, members can get up to date with fresh news first and read other information later.

We delayed distribution of this newsletter to include information that we deemed to be important. Following the final meeting of the board of directors and the AGM of the SA Hunt Publishing (Pty) Ltd, which previously included Media 24, we can now confirm that SA Hunter and Magnum as well as the publishing company, are now fully owned by SA Hunters.

I write this newsletter while I am sitting on the banks of the Kunene river, approximately 20 km west of Ruacana. This part of the world is pristine and relatively untouched by humans. It is indeed a privilege to be here.

New messages

Buffalo hunt opportunity

We remind members of the hunting opportunity offered by SA Hunters in collaboration with SA Jagter/Hunter for a member to hunt buffalo in the Coutada-11 hunting concession in Mozambique at the end of November 2023. All costs are included. Read here for more information. Tickets cost R100 each, and you can buy as many tickets as you wish.

Pay R100 or multiples thereof in SA Hunters’ bank account by EFT. The account is with Absa, account number 01443990077; branch code 632005. Use your mobile phone number and Buffalo as reference. Send proof of payment to admin@sahunt.co.za

This hunting opportunity includes:

  • One trophy buffalo bull
  • One trophy waterbuck
  • One trophy reedbuck
  • All travel costs
  • All accommodation in the hunting camp for 7 nights
  • Taxidermy services
  • HuntEx

A hugely successful HuntEx2023 was held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 21 to 23 April 2023 with 24 056 visitors over three days. Exhibitors also expressed their satisfaction with the attendance. Thank you for your support.

Lapua Grouping Shoot Final

The final event in the Lapua Grouping Shoot will be held on 22 July 2023 at the Excalibur shooting range at Sandrivier 58 Branch in Welkom. The winners of the trials will be receiving their invitations soon.

Availability of Somchem gunpowder

Rheinmetal Denel informed us that loadshedding impacted badly on their production of gunpowder. However, they will try their best to make gunpowder available to reloaders.

Conservation

New SA Red Data Species List

The data assessment of mammal species for the South Africa’s Red Data species list has started. This information is crucial for various conservation activities and the drafting and implementation of conservation policy.

SA Hunters is participating in this process. We request members to enter information and records of rare and threatened species on the SA Hunters App. Members with iPhones, can upload the information on their personal profile on the member administration system.

Personal information remains anonymous, and all data will be handled with utmost care by the Manager Conservation. Data will also be considered for branch evaluation. Information is required on specifically the following species: Suni, Red Duiker, Blue Duiker, Mountain Reedbuck, Grey Rhebok, Oribi, Pangolin, Black-footed Cat, African Wild Cat, Civet, Serval, Aardvark, Honey Badger, Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Bat-eared Fox, Cheetah, Wild Dogs, and Leopard.

Data provided on the distribution of Klipspringer in the Springbok area has already been beneficial.

Battle of the Bullets

The Battle of the Bullets held at Royal Karoo Safaris near Steytlerville  in the Karoo on 15 April was a huge success. It was the second in a series of information days that SA Hunters, EWT, Blue Ballistics, and local landowners organised to inform hunters and landowners about the detrimental effects of using leaded ammunition on humans and on wildlife. The benefits of leadfree alternative mono-metal ammunition were also discussed.

Ballistics and Impala Bullets also attended. Attendees had the opportunity to try out the efficacy and accuracy of various alternative types of ammunition. This particular venue was chosen because Rob Birch of Royal Karoo Safari’s decided a while ago, to switch over to a lead-free hunting experience for the benefit of birds of prey and other scavengers, and to ensure safe game meat without lead fragments that are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

A short video of the testing of the ammunition, is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsjTfEbzE4M&t=7s

Hunting affairs

This year, SA Hunters is offering 22 accredited hunting packages to members. The outfitters that provide these hunting packages must adhere to the SA Hunters’ hunters code View the her[FC1] e

How to book your SA Hunters accredited hunting package and adventure

  1. Select the package that you are interested in.
  2. Contact Vanessa at vanessa@sahunt.co.za
  3. Chose the date that suits you.
  4. Vanessa will check the available dates and confirm the details with the hunter.
  5. The regular price list and hunting rules of the hunting destination will be sent to the hunter.
  6. The hunter pays the full price of the package directly to SA Hunters to confirm the booking.
  7. After the hunt, the hunters will be required to send feedback of his experience to vanessa@sahunt.co.za

Repeated messages

Alternative telephone numbers for SA Hunters national

Continuing load shedding and the last autumn thunder showers and heavy rain in Pretoria affect our telephone system. If you cannot get through to us on (012 808 9300) try any of the following numbers:

  • Reception: 082 848 8547
  • Firearm support: 066 256 2916
  • Training: 082 658 6680
  • Finances: 082 727 5158  
  • Hunters shop: 066 231 8185

Membership

SA Hunters has 42 636 members.

Every member or a branch that recruits ten or more members per year, can earn commission of between R100 to R150 per member. More information is available here. (MM lankal aangestuur)

The Board agreed that branches that succeed in resigning lapsed members, will also benefit from the commission. More information has been sent to Branch chairpersons.

SA Hunters distribute member application forms to various dealers. These forms are also available from Dorothy Els by dorothy@sahunt.co.za

Memorial publication

Only copies of the memorial books with the hard covers are still available at R300 per copy.

To order your copy:

  • Transfer the correct amount (R300 for the ordinary version or R1 000 for leather bound version) in SA Hunters’ bank account at Absa, account number 01443990077.

Use your member number and Book as reference. Check that you enter your member number correctly to ensure that we can process your order.

Commercial affairs

The complete list of service providers that offer special discount to members of SA Hunters, are available below.

  • Humansdorp Koöperasie
  • Toyota SA
  • Wildman Hunting and Outdoor
  • Hokaai Slaghuis
  • LAVA Vakuumverpakking
  • Selftrack
  • MAINSU Kragopwekkers
  • Cens Digital Gehoorbeskerming
  • Uitlaatstelle van De Graaf Autosentrum in Van der Hoffweg Pretoria
  • Helle-messe
  • Nitecore Flitse
  • Fitch and Leedes
  • Otterskloof
  • Cassie Nienaber – Ladingontwikkeling en Herlaai
  • Dovetail Wooden Boxes
  • 4Deadhold Skietstok
  • Die Vleishoekie Vleismark
  • Thermal Imaging Warehouse
  • Pangolin Vuurwapenkluise
  • Reloading Technologies
  • Shanin Weir Trofeefoto’s
  • Schütze Waffenpflegen  Produkte
  • Tyremart Hatfield
  • Blue Gecko Toere

Click here for more information about any of the above benefits.

Kind regards

Fred Camphor

SA Hunters: CEO


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