Can people from SA hunt by themselves??
Quick question for the guys living in south africa, I know most people on here are PHs, but for the average SA person, that doesn't work on a game reserve, can they just hunt on state land or private land?? Do they need a guide? is their seasons for different game?? Im from the states and just wondering about the laws.
Hunting in South Africa by South Africans - Regulations & Seasons
Most of the questions that you have asked have been replied to, but briefly as is fitting for such a discussion forum.
Any more detailed reply will start with words like: South Africa has 9 provinces, and therefore 9 sets of regulations....... But a detailed description can be found here: Andrew McLaren Safaris The other provinces have similar rules, but sometimes use different terms for the same concept.
Briefly those questions not replied to: Does South African hunters need a guide? Not legally required, but often a farm labourer accompanies a hunter as a 'guide' whose main task is to see to it that the hunter does not get lost or stray from the owner's property.
Seasons? A complicated situation where the reply depends on Province and whether or not the property hunted is fenced by an approved high fence or not, and also depending on the game hunted. Mostly the season is during our winter months: May to August.
The only real rules that a foreign hunter should know are the two big ones: Firstly, you must have your hunt arranged by a person with a valid Permit to act as a Hunting Outfitter in that particular province. Secondly, you must insist on signing a Remuneration Agreement or Hunt Contract before the start of the hunt. If you have made sure of these two, you should really be OK and hunt within the legal requirements.:)
In good hunting.