Is it legal to sell a PAC hunt in South Africa?
PAC (Problem Animal Control) hunts in South Africa?
Good day ladies and gentleman I have seen PAC hunts offer in South Africa on a regular basis I absolutely want to question the legality of these hunts?
After calling two nature conservation officers both in Limpopo I got the same answer.
“Am I as an outfitter allowed to promote the selling of a PAC hunt in any way”?
The reply was a stern NO, we are not allowed to promote these hunts to foreign clients at all nor should there be a price on these animals nice they are Problem animals and the permit holder (usually land owner) has to dispose of the animal?
Then it was future stated to me that in no way are we allowed to put a price on this PAC animal and promote the selling of it for financial gain?
These permits are usually as I said before given either too the land owner, or someone who he would appoint and thus this person will come and dispose of the problem animal. Each application will either be granter or denied on its own merit.
Should it be a an overseas client (and the permits is in his name) then so be it he will have the opportunity to hunt this animals free of charge!
We all get a lot of offers from various place to come and do one of these PAC hunts, one in particular is fresh in my mind about 18 elephant that are now in some nature reserve?
My questions is what good is having a law but now one enforces it , has this become one of those things that everybody does it so why can’t I? and very importantly does this behaviour make it legal?:mad:
This is not an attack but a simple question I might be missing something here but the whole thing sounds like trouble too me, well at least if you are worried about the laws of your country and giving your client a legal hunt?:smoking:
I am sure there are quite a few people who will educate me on the matter so please fire away.
Louis van Bergen