Dedicated Hunters

Dedicated Hunter Status

Dedicated hunter status is issued in terms of Act 60 of 2000

To obtain dedicated hunter status, a member must complete the prescribed theoretical and practical exams.

The theoretical part of the course covers aspects such as fauna and flora, safety, hunting ethics and hunting methods, animal identification, shot placement, tracking of animals, trophy measurement and cape treatment, hunting ordinance, fire arm safety, ballistics, first aid, sights and optics and general gun care.

The practical exam consists of firing three shots from a distance of 100m and all three shots must fall within the greater heart lung area.

A member may apply for a dedicated status once they pass both these exams.

Proficiency Grading

A member may choose to do the more difficult practical exam that consists of 9 shots, 3 shots from the prone position at 200m, 3 shots from the sitting position at 100m and 3 shots from the standing position at 50m. All shots must fall within the prescribed heart lung area.

Although both practical exams could be used to obtain dedicated hunter status, Cape Hunt prefers members to do the 9 shot proficiency graded test.

Why Dedicated Status

In terms of the law, someone with a dedicated status may apply for more than 4 fire arm licenses with sufficient motivation and may be in possession of more than 200 rounds of ammunition per licensed fire arm

Maintaining your Dedicated Status

To maintain your dedicated status, a dedicated member must participate in at least two activities per year and be a member in good standing. These activities can be related to any of the associations activities or any hunting activity conducted during the year. Proof of these activities must be kept by the member and a declaration of these these activities must be submitted to the association on an annual basis. These reports are then submitted to the central fire arm registry.

You can use the Hunters Log area to submit your activities