KUDU HUNTING RESTRICTED - EASTERN CAPE
These are the proposed hunting regulations, including limits and seasons.
This years [B]final draft[/B] hunting proclamation for the Eastern Cape, released by the province's Department of Economic Development,Environmental Affairs and Tourism is focused on protecting the kudu population.
This has suffered over the past few seasons as a result of drought, Rift Valley Fever, Wesselsbron disease and what farmers' associatios view as over-hunting.
The proclamation curtails hunting of kudu in respect of the length of the hunting season and the number of kills per day. In general districts which previously hunted 3 months will now only be allowed to hunt for 2 months, while 2-month seasons have been reduced to the month of July. This includes districts such as Hankey, Steytlerville, Adelaide, and Middleburg. The hunting season in Aberdeen will be completely closed.
A maximum of 2 hunters taking 1 kudu per property per day will be effective for all listed districts excluding Burgersdorp, Queenatown, steynsburg and Venterstad. In Pearston and Somerset East only bulls may be shot for the month of July.
In the Tarkastad district farmers may allow a total of only 10 kudu to be hunted per property for the period of the hunting season, while they will be restricted to just 2 per property in Burgersdorp, Queenstown, Steynsburg and Venterstad.
Prior to any hunting of kudu in these districts the relevent DEDEAT office must be notified during office hours of the intended hunt. The results of the hunt must also be reported within 12 hours after the hunt. No kudu may be hunted anywhere on commercial crops such as maize or lucerne.
(Source: farmers weekly 17 Feb 2012)
I wonder if this will trickle down to impact international hunters???