Which country offers the most respected or difficult credential training for a PH?
Which country offers the most respected or difficult credential training for a PH? It seems that the many nations that you deal with when you speak about African hunting make a single standard impossible.
I was surprised that the country I currently live and hunt in required almost 6 months of classes and shooting schools before being granted a hunting license, even if you were already a life time hunter. The additional training required before I was allowed to take out paying hunters was four more months of game/ trophy evaluation and management classes through the National Forestry office. This culminated with a two day shooting camp and “graduation” range test. The forestry service regularly conducts shooting tests and written exams for guides randomly throughout the year.
It sounds like African nations might consider the Jadgsheim evaluation system we use in Germany. A guide’s license book has several pages of empty comment sheets. A client, revere owner, or forester is authorized to make comments in the back of this license on the skills and ability of the hunter or guide. Each year those comments are noted in the Forestry department’s database. I know of more than one person who lost their guide license or even their hunting license for excessive poor comments on his ability to shoot or track and identify game in accordance with the game laws.