SOUTH AFRICA Hunting Information

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  1. BRICKBURN

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    NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: BIODIVERSITY ACT, 2004 (ACT NO. 10 OF 2004)
    No.34326 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 27 MAY 2011
    NORMS AND STANDARDS FOR HUNTING METHODS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    Permissible bows for bow hunting
    6. The following are acceptable types of bows for bow hunting-
    ( a) longbow;
    (b) recurve bow; and
    (c) compound bow.

    Minimum requirements for bow hunting
    7. 1) The minimum requirements to hunt specific categories of wild or allen animals by means of
    bow and arrow are the following-

    a) For wild or alien animals of a small size. including gamebirds, small carnivores, hares, hyraxes,
    rabbits and pygmy antelope, the-
    i) kinetic energy should not be less that 30ft/lbs; and
    ii) arrow weight should not be less than 300 grains;

    (b) For wild or alien animals of medium size, including reedbuck, impala, blesbuck, warthog, bushpig,
    springbuck and nyala, the-
    i) kinetic energy should not be less that 50ft/lbs; and
    ii) arrow weight should not be less than 380 grains;

    (c) For wild or allen animals of large size, including wildebeest kudu, gemsbuck, zebra, waterbuck,
    sable and hartebeest, the-
    i) kinetic energy should not be less that 60ft/lbs; and
    ii) arrow weight should not be less than 415 grains;

    (d) Cape buffalo, the-
    i) kinetic energy should not be less that 80 ft/lbs; and
    ii) arrow weight should not be less than 750 grains; and

    (e) Giraffe, the-
    i) kinetic energy should not be less that 90ft/lbs; and
    ii) arrow weight should not be less than 750 grains.

    (2) In addition. to the requirements contemplated in sub-paragraph (1) the following conditions
    apply with regards to the use of mechanical broad heads-
    ( a) for species contemplated In sub-paragraphs (1)(a), (1)(b) and (1)(c), 5% additional kinetic energy is
    required;
    (b) broad heads must have at least two cutting edges; and
    (c) the minimum permitted arrow length is 50cm.
     

  2. BRICKBURN

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    Hi,

    One of my contacts gives me an opportunity for a hunting trip in october in Limpopo, thick bush.

    I have a doubt if this is a good month for stalking rifle hunt ? Weather ? Too late to find great trophies ? Better to plan in May/Jun 2017 ?

    Please, can you accept to share your experience (professionnals and customers) ?

    Thank you very much for your help.
     

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    http://www.africahunting.com/threads/best-time-to-hunt-south-africa.11113/
    http://www.africahunting.com/threads/best-month-to-hunt-south-africa.1658/
     

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    Thank you very much(y), I don't remember these topics!
     

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    Does anyone know why they don't recommend wearing camo clothing outside of the hunting area?
     

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    Camouflage clothing identifies with the military so it may draw unwanted attention...
     
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  9. diamondback mike

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    I appreciate all the great info on these forums. I am a new member, I do have a question regarding current safety in South Africa. I am looking forward to my first hunt in South Africa in the next few months, however, with the current political changes and climate, should I be concerned regarding safety. I am an experienced hunter, and have hunted on three continents, however, this will be my first trip to Africa. Any advice would be appreciated.
     

  10. Mekaniks

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    Welcome to AH Mike!

    If you apply all the usual safety considerations that you would use anywhere in the world or in any major city, you will be fine.
    I had the same concerns on my first SA Safari and was traveling with my 13 yr old son. It turned out that it was really a non issue.
    Our PH picked us up, at the airport. He spent the entire week with us including a couple days of tourist activities, shopping and big game park drives. He dropped us off at the airport and made sure we got checked in and through airport security on our way home. Never ever did I feel like we might be in trouble.
    Book with a reputable Outfitter and they will take care of you. From what I have seen the outfitters really go over the top to make sure you are safe. Anything else is bad for repeat business.
    So my advice is don’t over think it and have fun!
     

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    Welcome to the posting side! As stated, use normal caution but don't overthink it. You wouldn't go down the wrong street at night in a major US city. don't do it in SA. Most outfitters pick you up at your airport, but if you are bringing your own firearm, you might consider a service to clear them for you. You will not be far from civilization in SA. Other countries, a little more remote.
     

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    I just wanted to say “Thank You” this site is so awesome! It has been such a great tool for me and my son to prepare for our trip. Having all the links to the paperwork in one place makes life so much easier.
    Thank You
     
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