The hunting-based shooting competitions create the opportunity for members to compete at regional and national level with hunting firearms on realistic animal targets and hunting scenarios. Regional rankings are created for each one of these competitions on the SA Hunters member administration system. Members that qualify for the national competitions participate annually to determine the top shottists in each discipline.
Both competitions consist of a simulated plains and bushveld hunting exercise that are held at regional level. Individual shottists compete at the President Shooting Competition, while teams compete at the Interbranch Team Shooting Competition.
These competitions are held at regional and national level as two individual competitions:
Regional and national colours are available for both the President and the Inter Branch Team Shooting competitions and depend on the following qualifying criteria:
1) President Shooting Competition – Platinum Award
The total score for both these shooting exercises is 720. The minimum score to qualify for a Platinum award which can only be earned at a regional or national President shoot is a combined minimum score of 610 points (85%) from a total of 720 for the two shooting exercises on condition that at least 290 (80%) points are achieved for each individual shooting exercise.
2) Interbranch Team Shooting competition – Wild Dog Award
The total score for both the shooting exercises for a team of four shottists is 2 880. The minimum score to qualify for the Wild Dog award (awarded to each of the shottists) which can only be earned at a regional or national Interbranch shooting competition is a total of 2 590 points (90%) from the total of 2 880 points for both the shooting exercises. Further the team have to score 1 225 points (85%) from 1 440 for each of the two shooting exercises.