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CHASA NUUSBRIEF DESEMBER 2015

Suidkaap Jagters - Tuesday, December 08, 2015

 


 



FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PEN

 
LOOKING BACK

 

The past year has been an eventful year for the hunting and wildlife industries. To a certain extent it has been a watershed year for our industry as the landscape within which we do our business has changed in many ways. The demands on representatives of CHASA have increased as we are required to make inputs on many fronts. We do not really have a choice in this regard as we will have to be engaged and visible if we want to stay one of the major players in the local hunting industry. We thus have to respond to signals from our external environment and we have to respond to the challenges.

Ons manier van jag is aanvaarbaar vir meeste mense, aangesien ons “biltong” (vleis) jagters is. Ons verbruik dus wat ons skiet en dit is meer aanvaarbaar vir die publiek as byvoorbeeld trofeejag wat deur baie van die publiek beskou word as ‘n manier van jag wat ten doel het om die ego te streel. Om die aanvaarbaarheid van ons manier van jag te behou en te bevorder, moet ons verantwoordelik optree en seker maak dat ons nie vir die anti brigade redes gee om ons aan te val nie. Ons moet besef dat dit ‘n voorreg is om uit die natuur te neem en ons moet nederig en eties optree.

Aan die einde van die jaar wil ek graag vir al ons verenigings en hul lede ‘n baie geseënde feesgety toewens. Mag u goed rus en die boodskap van kersfees in u lewe ervaar. May you also have a prosperous new year filled with many happy hunting memories.

 

Pieter van Niekerk

THE CHAIRMAN'S CHATTER
 

As the inevitable rush of early December gives way to the calm of the holidays ahead it is a chance to reflect on the year that was. In broad terms, this was not an easy year for many. Certainly most folk are feeling the economic pinch, and there is a real sense of angst in society with high crime, violence and international turmoil. Good news appears in short supply if one hops the various news channels.

Maar as jagters het ons die unieke voorreg om die spesiale dinge wat die meeste saak maak te waardeer. Nou is die tyd om, met liefde en toewyding, tyd met ons gesinne te spandeer en te geniet. Die kalmte en rustigheid wat 'n mens tydens 'n jagtog ervaar is seker een van die grootste geskenke wat jag aan ons as jagters kan bied.

Volgende jaar gaan daar baie uitdagings vir ons wees! Maar sal reg wees om dit aan te pak.

To each and every one have a safe, blessed and peaceful Christmas and New Year and look forward to again being the best custodian of planet earth when we return to our hunting activities in 2016. 

 

Stephen Palos
 

 

 

WHAT'S THE BUZZ ON SOCIAL MEDIA ...
 

CHASA Chair Ad Hoc Statement to the 2nd Workshop on Intensive Breeding & Colour Variants

- 2 December 2015 - 
 

Although CHASA was not initially included as a presenter at the 2nd Workshop on Intensive Breeding and Colour Variations on Game Ranches held in Pretoria on 2 Dec 2015, after noting our displeasure in this regard at the start of proceedings, Chairman Stephen Palos was afforded a 5 minute slot to address the delegates just after the lunch break. This is a brief synopsis of what he said.

Hunting for the local South African hunter is not a product of Conservation Areas, as is the case in most other countries in the world, but rather a consequence of Private Farmers who have chosen to farm with wildlife. The massive escalation in game numbers in the last 40 years is as a result of a unique model, an innovation by South African farmers, that has made hunting readily and affordably available to the ordinary South African. The escalation not just in actual numbers, but also variety is a result of FARMING PRINCIPALS being applied to wild species. He noted that he himself may never get to hunt a buffalo, but sees buffalo, sable and other such species as certainly being available to his own sons at viable pricing as a direct consequence of these farmers. Only the wealthy few can aspire to truly wild hunts such as in Tanzania.

Almost every local hunter has at some time aspired to own his own game ranch. The fact is that farming for the local market with game would simply never be viable or else many more people would be doing it. These ranchers need other forms of higher revenue to help balance the income, and apart from true trophy hunting from foreign and even local hunters the only viable option is the intensive breeding of higher value species. To deny farmers these additional “arrows in their quiver” would render their business unprofitable. Mankind have been agriculturalists for some 12 000 years and there have been constant innovation and improvement in that time. There is no possibility of capping development now, simply because this particular chosen model happens to involve game species.

He acknowledged that there had been a spike in some hunting prices earlier this year, particularly after some seemingly astronomical prices were achieved for live breeding stock of fairly common species, but even before the season ended normality was beginning to return to prices and availability of hunting. We cannot interfere in the free market economy, but hunters must be circumspect about prices they are willing to pay. The market will certainly sort itself out in due course.

Should any real conservation risks exist as a result of intensive breeding and colour morph breeding, then these should be the subject of proper unbiased research with the invested industry (WRSA) and the Department of Environmental Affairs taking the leadership roles in this. Other stakeholders such as hunting and conservation NGO’s should exercise oversight roles, which could also be through existing forums such as HAWASA and the Wildlife Forum. He stressed that it is foolhardy to be soliciting a polarising debate on the subject prior to first completing this essential research. The way it is happening now the two “opposing sides” are going to each be rushing off to find or even “buy” science that supports their own stance. This does not bode well for the wildlife ranching or hunting sectors. Fundamentally, South African hunters must trust the farmers who have supplied the best hunting opportunities in the world to us for some decades now, and the farmers must continue to appreciate the local hunter as their prime revenue generator.

The CHASA Office
 

CHASA Diary

2015

6 December 2015                GHF SWAT Range Pretoria 8h30 - 13h00
 

2016

6 February 2016                Suid-Kaap Jagters Veldskiet
20 February 2016              CHASA Board Meeting, ECGMA
26 - 28 February 2016       Huntex Cape Game Fair, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl
14 - 17 April 2016              Huntex Gallagher Estate, Gauteng 
30 April 2016                     CHASA Inter Association Shooting Competition, Bloemfontein
21 May 2016                      CHASA Board Meeting, Northern Cape Hunters
27 - 29 May 2016               Huntex Eastern Cape, Jeffreysbay
24 - 26 June 2016              Kirkwood Wildsfees 2016
3 September 2016             CHASA Board Meeting, Bosveld Jagters

 

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

02 December Chris Jennings                        KZN Hunters
02 December  Hannelie Wagner                   KZN Hunters
03 December Henk Cilliers                            Vrystaat Jagters
04 December Byron Stanton                          Harrier Hunting Club
08 December Dawid Botha                            BCB
08 December Pieter Wentzel                         Bosveld Jagters
09 December Gerhard Landman                   BASA
19 December Neels Meyer                            Suid Kaap Jagters
25 December Francois Havenga                    Kaapjag
31 December Sophia Wepener                      BJV
31 December Stefano Piller                            Gauteng Hunters Federation
 

VRYSTAAT JAGTERS
INTERTAK SPORTSKIETKOMPETISIE

 

Vrystaat Jagtersvereniging het onlangs sy eerste intertak sportskietkompetisie gehou.  Twintig spanne, verteenvoordigend van ons takke oor die hele Vrystaat, het deelgeneem en die dag was ‘n groot sukses.  Pryse ter bedrae van R62 000.00 is ingesamel en elke span van die eerste tot die laaste plek kon iets kry.

Bloemfontein A het gewen met ‘n telling van 1945, gevolg deur Rietrivier A 1900 en Riemland met 1685.
 
Ons gaan dit ‘n jaarlikse instelling maak op 24 September.
 
Ons wil ander lidverenigings aanmoedig om ook so ‘n skietdag te hou – dit doen wondere  vir die gees en samehorigheidsgevoel in die vereniging en is ‘n uiters belangrike beelddraer van CHASA
 
Daan Bodenstein
Vrystaat Jagters President

 

           BIG BORE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA            

What a great year we had? We had so much fun and games this year, that we don’t want it to end. Luckily it is only the 2015 calendar that runs out but the days continue ad-infinitum. Therefore, as the Terminator said (modified): “We’ll be back in 2016”! However, we cannot forget what fun we had during the past year.

The 2015 ranges were so cleverly designed by Pieter Swart, that not two of the shoots were the same. If you take the limited space in which to design and create the challenging specialised Big Bore ranges in consideration, Pieter must be commended.  There were ranges designed for double rifles, magazine rifles, single shot falling block actions and combinations of the three! We’ve seen very good shooting and …. eehh …. not so good shooting! But at the end, we all had fun. The purpose of our shoots is not so much about winning but more to become conversant with your gun. Know your gun, its’ working, its’ strengths, its’ weaknesses and performance. Know your ability to manage the tool and its’ operating system with what comes with it.

The Eastern Cape chapter of BASA is going from strength to strength. Their cleverly designed challenging ranges were impressive.  This is a comment based on from what I’ve seen on the BASA FB page! From what I’ve seen, their simulation of real hunting scenarios is as close as you can get! The worst of these Eastern Cape oaks is that we can’t share in their fun!? It is a fact that I only had the opportunity to watch them on You Tube!  Maybe a few of us in the north should make an effort to go down there to participate in one of their shoots in 2016!

We had our last shoot of 2015 on Saturday 21 November. More that eighty shooters arrived with a fair amount of them first timers! Three ranges were set up and the first shots of the day echoed at 07h45. Range 1 was a 4-shot lion range and shooters had the opportunity to shoot it with Krieghoff double rifles of either 470 NE or 500 NE calibres on this range. These rifles were offered for the shoot by Magnum Arms. However, you could use your own rifle if you wanted to. Those that shoot the doubles enjoyed it tremendously.

The second range setup made for fun as a life size baboon target was set up at 25m with two clay targets hanging to its right. Now, a clay on a string is very temperamental because it moves in the wind and sometime turns sideways and offer a 1x8 cm target at 25 meters. If this sounds easy, do it while the clock runs, you had a miss feed, dropped a cartridge, struggle to close the bolt and hearing your buddies either cheering you on or screaming with laughter in the background! Did I mention that we at BASA are having fun at our shoots?

Range three was a very challenging “moving” range! That is target- and shooter wise! You were set up to shoot a pop-up hippo head in the brain (2.5seconds) at 30m from a sitting position. Then you had to stand up and shoot a side-on standing hippo, one brain and one heart shot. From there you moved to a third position to engage a “wounded” hippo at 30m with two frontal brain shots in 4 seconds! Simulating a charge, a similar looking hippo was to be shot at 15m with a brain shot in 3 seconds. Now this isn’t difficult if you have fully loaded magazine (5 cartridges) in your BRNO ZKK 602, 458 Express in your hands when the clock starts! It becomes a “bit” more challenging if you are only allowed to load one cartridge at a time for each shot! This was the equalizer between magazine-, double- and single shot rifles.

Some sponsors made it possible to hand out a few special prices in lucky draws and some items were presented to winners of different categories. We always appreciate their contributions and interest in our association. Although we are not high on competition, BASA still likes to acknowledge those members that perform well and achieved their goals in participation. The best shooters for 2015 were announced and they were as follows:

Top veteran: Anton Bell
Top Gun: Christo Els
Top Female: Lorinda van der Reyden
Top Junior: Ruan van der Watt
Top Girl: Sanchia Strijdom
Top Scribe: Bertus Els
Top 375H&H: Stephen Swart
Most Improved Shot: Phillip Venter

We would like to congratulate these performers. BASA would also like to thank each contributor to our course, all our members and visitors, the shooting and hunting fraternity and organisations like CHASA, for their valuable input and support during 2015. We wish our members, guests, sponsors and all above, a blessed Christmas and 2016.

Jaco Zeeman
 
 

GAUTENG HUNTERS FEDERATION
 

- NEWS-

With great excitement we can finally call the SWAT Range in Pretoria our ‘Home Range’ on the first Sunday morning of every month (from 08h30 – 13h00) in February.  Until then the available dates will be:
 
6th   December 2015 – the CHASA Sport Shoot & Hand-Gun Tyro Course
17th January 2016
7th February 2016
 
PLEASE JOIN US FOR SOME FUN AT THE IMMINENT SHOOT TO BE HELD AT THE SWAT RANGE ON THE 6th DECEMBER 2015 FROM 08h30 – 13h00.  YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER WHAT THE CHASA POSTAL SHOOT (NATIONAL SHOOT) IS ALL ABOUT.
 
RANGE 1
 

  • CHASA Sport Shoot (All calibres welcome)
  • CHASA .22 Sport Shoot
  • CHASA Proficiency Shoot for those who have completed the CHASA Dedicated Hunter Course, but have not yet done the Proficiency Shoot.  (There will be additional ranges available to anyone needing to sight-in or do load development)

RANGE 2:

  • HAND-GUN TYRO SAFETY COURSE
  • SURPRISE - HAND-GUN FUN SHOOT (48 ROUNDS REQUIRED)

 
N.B.       All results for the CHASA Sport Shoot and .22 Shoot will be captured onto the CHASA National Score Board – http://www.chasaranking.co.za
 
The Shoot will start at 08h30 – 13h00
 
Cost for Members:  R50 per person, no range fees applicable
Cost for Non-members:  R70
 
Pre-registration would assist in the preparation -  please advise me on admin@gautenghunters.co.za or 076 644 8309, if you would like to attend.
 
ALL RANGE OFFICERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER WILL BE WELCOME!!!
 
Directions to SWAT Range:  R55 opposite Zwartkop Raceway, Zwartkop, Quagga Road, Centurion
SWAT Phone:  012 329 5373
 
GHF Admin - Lia
Administrator
Gauteng Hunters Federation
Tel: 071 657 1908
Email: admin@gautenghunters.co.za

VELDSKIET!

SATERDAG 6 FEBRUARIE 2016

Wanneer: 6 Februarie 2016
Tyd: 08:00 Inskiet (100m)
         09:00 Skiet Begin
Waar: Sandkraal Buffeljagrivier

Inskrywingsfooi: R 200 (Senior), R 100 (Junior) tot 4 Februarie daarna R 250 (Senior) en R 175 (Junior)
* Ligte Ete Ingesluit

 

Pryse te Wen!!!

Gelukkige Trekking - Koedoejag 

 


SJB KANTOOR 
 

Bestuurder:

 Melinda Bosch

Telefoon:

+27 (0) 44 695 2319

Faks:

+27 (0) 86 606 5069

E-pos:

info@suidkaapjagters.co.za
 

 

VAN DIE KANTOOR / FROM THE OFFICE
 
Geseënde Feesgroete

 

Namens myself en Desiré van die kantoor wil ons graag aan die Dagbestuur, Raadslede en Personeel van lidverenigings ons opregte dank en waardering betuig vir die voorreg om u tot diens te kon wees.  Baie dankie vir die vriendelike samewerking, ondersteuning en komplimente wat ons van u ontvang het. Dankie aan almal wat hul vrye tyd opoffer om hul medejagters se belange so getrou te dien!

 

Dit was ‘n baie bedrywige jaar en daar was vele hoogtepunte waarop ons en u trots kan wees.  CHASA is besig om sy handelsmerk in die openbaar te bevorder en ons sien reeds op verskeie vlakke die resultate.  On behalf of the staff we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2016.  To those who will be going on leave enjoy the time with your family and friends and please drive safely.

 

The CHASA Office closes on 11th December and re-opens on the 11th January 2016.
 

CHASA Contact Details

President: Prof Pieter van Niekerk
Chairperson : Mr Stephen Palos

General Manager: Mr Rory O'Moore
Administrator: Ms Desirè Thysse

082 - 523 8201 (Rory)
041 - 922 5600 (Office)

admin@chasa.co.za

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November 2015


 



FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PEN

 

 SKIET ONS ONSSELF IN DIE VOET?

‘n Kollega wat self nie jag nie, maar ten gunste is van volhoubare benutting, vertel nou die dag hoe geskok hy was om te sien hoe jagters die sosiale media gebruik. In hul ywer om die anti-jag brigade by te kom, het hulle van normale goeie maniere vergeet en taal gebruik waarmee hy homself nie kan vereenselwig nie – onthou hy is pro-jag. So – hoe lyk ons openbare beeld?

As ons ‘n lysie moet maak van dinge wat vir ons as jagters negatief beïnvloed, is ‘n mens verbaas oor hoe vining dit ‘n lang lys raak. Dink maar aan onwettige optrede, veiligheid, drank, taalgebruik, etiek, en noem maar op. Onthou ons word dopgehou deur mense wat nie altyd die konteks verstaan waarbinne dinge gebeur nie. Tegnologiese ontwikkelings op kommunikasie gebied het dit nou vir die wêreld moontlik gemaak om baie vining kennis te neem van enige negatiewe publisiteit – dink maar aan Cecil die leeu. Ons moet onsself dus altyd in die toeskouer se posisie plaas endan vra of ons besig is om op te bou of af te breek. Wat tussen jagters normal en aanvaarbaar mag wees, word nie altyd so deur persone van buite ervaar nie. Almal van ons sny een of ander tyd ‘n bok se keel af, maar dit mag afstootlik wees vir iemand wat nie met jag te doen het nie. Soos ons voorsitter altyd sê “Hunting is not a spectator sport”. Wees dus maar versigtig met die videos en fotos en neem die persoon in ag wat daarna moet kyk.

We as organized hunting industry have a growing responsibility to educate our members regarding conduct that could harm our image. Associations are our vehicles to achieve this and their leadership needs to take action to educate their members in this regard.

Pieter van Niekerk


THE CHAIRMAN'S CHATTER
 
The Ups & Downs
 

The roller coaster year seems almost over, yet just ahead are some bumpy times! In particular, firearm ownership matters are, to say the least, in a “strange place” right now! On the positive side, we had the Firearm Summit in Parliament in March where there seemed real commitment by political and police leadership to iron out problems at the Central Firearms Registry and deliver proper service in a fair and transparent manner. There was general consensus that ALL parties were committed to responsible firearm ownership for law abiding citizens. But, in recent times, there has been a spate of apparent “block refusals” for certain classes of firearm, a recurrence of the old generic and meaningless “reasons for refusals” and in particular, refusals for one applicant where another all but identical application is granted.

Dit blyk dat iets by die SVR snaaks is! Ek voorsien dat ons gaan hande vol hê in die volgende paar maande om dit wat ons bereik het met al ons jare se werk en vergaderings te beskerm. Dit is van uiters belang dat ons ondersteuning en saamewerking van ons lede en ook alle ander vuurwapeneienaars kry. Dit is ook krities dat vuurwapeneienaars verantwoordelik optree, en bewys dat hulle ‘n positiewe deel van die gemeenskap is. Ongelukkig, in die sosiale media, word daar heeltemaal te veel rasistiese aanmerkings gemaak wanneer gevalle van vuurwapengebruik, veral in misdaad bespreek word. Ook, is ons vuurwapeneienaars te gou om persoonlike en rasistiese aanmerkings te maak veral teen prominente lede van die leierskap van die politieke en amptenare van SAPS. Maak nie saak hoe frustrerend hulle is nie, sulke opmerke bemoelik die werk wat MOET gedoen word om ons regte te verdedig.

But luckily there is also some good news. The Department of Environmental Affairs, headed by Minister Edna Molewa, is as positive as ever on the matter of hunting. There are now written national strategies in place aimed at growing the “Green Economy” with hunting related activity identified clearly as the arch driver! An intention to add 2 Million Hectares of land, in the hands of communities and the “previously disadvantaged” to the existing available hunting estate by 2030 and for these properties to be fully enabled, and stocked with game, for the local and international hunting market. Further, they see a growth of 4% per annum compounded in the number of active hunters. As associations we have a duty, in fact a commitment carried by a pledge, to help drive this initiative. Should this come to pass there is no doubt that we will continue to be spoiled for choice in terms of available species and terrain we choose to hunt. CHASA intends being at the forefront to ensure our members have the pick of the oportunities!

Stephen Palos
 

 

 

WHAT'S THE BUZZ ON SOCIAL MEDIA ...
 

CHASA Diary

2015
 

14 November 2015          Shooting Day, Rand Hunters Association, will be held at the
                                         Sure focus Shooting Range, Henley on Klip contact 
                                         Henry Oosthuizen  082 555 7983
21 November 2015           Suid-Kaap "30 Ghong Challenge" Die Vlakte, Klein Brakrivier,     
                                          kontak Arthur Lilford 082 492 5126

 

 

2016
 

20 February 2016              CHASA Board Meeting, ECGMA
26 - 28 February 2016       Huntex Cape Game Fair, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl
14 - 17 April 2016              Huntex Gallagher Estate, Gauteng 
30 April 2016                     CHASA Inter Association Shooting Competition, Bloemfontein
21 May 2016                      CHASA Board Meeting, Northern Cape Hunters
27 - 29 May 2016               Huntex Eastern Cape, Jeffreysbay
24 - 26 June 2016              Kirkwood Wildsfees 2016
3 September 2016             CHASA Board Meeting, Bosveld Jagters

 

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
 

03 November Henco de Jager                      Noordwes Jagters
05 November  Hansie Botha                         Bosveld Jagters
07 November Nico Wepener                         Bosveld Jagters
09 November  Johan Bouwer                        Randse Jagtersvereniging
11 November  Eugene Smit                          BASA
13 November Johan Staphorst                      ECGMA
15 November Christo Opperman                   Hoëveld Jagters
23 November  Vivian Jonker                          BCB
23 November  Wilma Fritz                              Noordkaap Jagters
26 November  Ed Booth                                 CHASA Regsverteenwoordiger
28 November  Natalie van der Mescht           ECGMA
 

3rd ICTSF World English Sporting Championship

17th/18th October 2015

Held at Valley Gun Club, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

Under the auspices of the

Clay Target Shooting Association of South Africa

www.ctsasa.co.za 

 

The ultimate Sporting discipline in Clay Target Shooting for anyone wishing to learn how to shoot Sporting targets is, without a doubt, English Sporting.

For the beginner Sporting shooter through to a World Champion, English Sporting can be adapted for any type of competition to suit any level of shooting ability.  Clubs can use English Sporting to generate much-needed income both on practice and club competition days.  Targets are always presented in pairs which creates the perfect foundation from which to learn the necessary techniques for shooting Sporting targets.  It's also cost-effective for the shooter because only one cartridge per target is used.
 
During the weekend of the 17
th/18th October 2015, Valley Gun Club hosted the 3rd ICTSF World English Sporting Championship which was shot over 200 targets across 30 "stands".  Each day, each competitor shot 100 English Sporting targets in varying combinations of pairs.  A "pair" of targets is where two targets are released from two different clay target launchers (known as a "trap").  A "stand" is the area from where the competitor shoots the targets.  The competitor, using a 12 gauge shotgun (smaller gauges are allowed but generally everyone shoots with a 12 gauge) shoots only one shot at each target and will shoot either 3 pairs or 4 pairs, each pair being the same presentation of targets. 
 
The course designers can set targets ranging from the extremely easy to the extremely difficult, depending upon the level of the competition required.  This being a World Championship the targets were set with technicality in mind in order to test both the international shooters and the local competitors.  The Valley Gun Club course designers and target setters (Ian Grimmbacher and Wayne Young), created two days of THE most amazing targets!  All the competitors absolutely loved the targets, which were very fair (yet testing) and gave everyone the variety and excitement that all Sporting shooters adore.
 
After the first day of the World Championship, there were 3 English competitors on a score of 91 and three on a score of 90, including an English Junior!  The highest South African shooters (Colin Mostert and Kobus Myburgh) were on a score of 87 each.  It was all very close!  Also in the top rankings were shooters from Northern Ireland and Ireland, on 89 and 88 respectively.  Amongst the junior shooters South Africa's Nicholas Neofitou was sitting on a 79.
 
But on the second day, it all changed.  The targets seemed tougher and the nerves got stronger along with the wind!!  Windy conditions did their best to test the shooters' skills even further and so ultimately the competitor who beat both their nerves and the wind won the day.  But not only did the competitors have to claw their way into the top five ranking, they also had to go into a "Super-Squad Final".  This is where the top five competitors go on to shoot a further 25 targets in order to establish the final ranking.  It's a very tense and nervous experience for any competitor!  As a spectator though, it's truly awesome to watch.  The range setters for the shoot-off are 'cut loose' so the targets are at the extreme edge of difficulty.  It makes for fantastic spectator value and pushes the competitor to the limits.
 
After an extremely nail-biting Super Squad Final, it was Martin Myers from England who won the day and was crowned the ICTSF World English Sporting Champion.  His competition score of 186 and a final score of 16 put him two targets ahead of the runner-up.  For a full listing of the results, you can go to
http://www.ctsasa.co.za/competitions/results/ 
 
If you or your shooting club is interested to know more about how to use the discipline of English Sporting , please contact Sarah Kalell at the CTSASA.


By Sarah Kalell, Executive Officer, CTSASA
ctsasa@netactive.co.za

 

SUID-KAAP “30- GHONG CHALLENGE” DIE VLAKTE,
KLEIN BRAKRIVIER

21 NOVEMBER 2015 OM 08:00

 
REËLS 

  • 4 Skuts per span
  • Vir elke dame of junior in die span sal die span 200 bonuspunte verdien
  • Indien daar slegs juniors of slegs dames in die span is sal daar ‘n verdere 100 bonuspunte aan die span toegeken word.(No cross dressers will be tolerated)
  • Afstandmeters, windmeters en verkykers word toegelaat en alle skietposisie-toerusting word verskaf
  • 6 Bane met 5 GHONGS per baan – “30 SKOTE - 30 GHONGS – 30 PUNTE PER GHONG”
  • Daar sal span- en individuele tellings wees – LW: hierdie tellings salgebruik geword vir die CHASA Bloemfontein span-uitdunne.
     

Braai na afloop van skiet by Wouter De Vos Skietbaan Klubhuis ingesluit – braaipakke en papierborde word verskaf – Bring eie braaitang en eetgerei
 
 Koste: R400 per span inskrywingsgeld betaalbaar voor of op 18 NOVEMBER
             R500 per span vir laat inskrywings en betalings op dag van skiet

Junior lid in Span: Vooraf inskrywing GRATIS – op dag van skiet: R50-00
 
Kontakbesonderhede : Arthur Lilford – 082 4925126 e-pos: arthur@posdrivers.co.za
 
SJB KANTOOR
 
 

Bestuurder:

 Melinda Bosch

Telefoon:

+27 (0) 44 695 2319

Faks:

+27 (0) 86 606 5069

E-pos:

info@suidkaapjagters.co.za

 

CHASA GEE ERKENNING AAN STUDENTE IN WILDPLAASBESTUUR 

Die Nelson Mandela Metropool Universiteit se Departement van Wildbestuur in Port Elizabeth bied 'n Kursus in Wildplaasbestuur aan wat deur studente van oor die hele Suider Afrika bygewoon word.
 
Daar is tans 25 1ste jaars, 16 2de jaars en 15 3de jaar diplomastudente, asook 13 studente wat die Graad B Tech in 2015/2016 sal voltooi.
 
Die Jaarlikse prysuitdeling van die Departement Wildbestuur het op 5 November 2015 by die Rangers Uitenhage Kampus plaasgevind waar die Wildplaasbestuurskursus aangebied word.  CHASA het 'n paar jaar gelede besluit om by die jong studente betrokke te raak en erkenning te gee aan prestasies wat behaal word.  'n Koopbewys van R600.00 elk is aan twee studente geskenk wat as die beste skut tydens die CHASA praktiese skietoefening aangewys is asook die hoogste punte in die CHASA teoretiese kursus behaal het.  'n Boekprys is ook namens Oos-Kaap Wildbestuurgenootskap  aan die student oorhandig wat in beide afdelings die hoogste presteer het.
 
Dit was vir CHASA 'n besondere voorreg om die pryse vir 2015 onderskeidelik aan George Nell en Pieto Heslinga te oorhandig.  
 
Foto van Links na Regs:
Rory O’Moore (CHASA Bestuurder ), Pieto Heslinga (Beste Skut 2015 ), George Nell ( Beste Teorie 2015 ) en Johan Staphorst (Oos-Kaap Wildbestuurgenootskap – Uitvoerende Hoof)
 

VAN DIE KANTOOR / FROM THE OFFICE
BELANGRIKE KENNISGEWING!!!

INSAKE:      HERNUWING VAN VUURWAPEN LISENSIES INGEVOLGE AFDELING 24 VAN DIE WET OP DIE BEHEER VAN VUURWAPENS (WET 60 VAN 2000) LAAT HERNUWING VAN VUURWAPENLISENSIES (tydens of na die verstryking van 90 dae voor die vervaldatum)

Na herhaalde navrae in die verband, het ons gister ( 11 November 2015) vir die eerste keer insae gehad in die SAPD se riglyne ten opsigte van die hantering van laat hernuwings van vuurwapenlisensies. Hierdie riglyne is reeds op 21 Augustus 2015 aan die bevelstruktuur binne die SAPD gesirkuleer en dit laat ons wonder waarom ons nou eers daarin insae kry? Klaarblyklik is daar reeds baie onverwerkte “laat” hernuwingsaansoeke wat landswyd betrokke is.
 
Hierdie skrywe deur Gen Maj M M Motlhala stel die volgende riglyne:
 
Ingevolge Artikel 24 van die Wet op die Beheer van Vuurwapens (Wet 60 van 2000), moet vuurwapenlisensies ten minste 90 dae voor die vervaldatum van sodanige lisensie, hernu word. Indien die hernuwingsaansoek vir ‘n vuurwapen lisensie nie ten minste 90 dae voor die vervaldatum, by die Aangewese Vuurwapen Beampte ingehandig word nie, word sodanige vuurwapen hanteer volgens Artikel 28 van die Wet op die Beheer van Vuurwapens (Wet 60 van 2000). Artikel 28 van hierdie Wet bepaal dat lisensies van vuurwapens wat nie ten minste 90 dae voor die vervaldatum van die lisensie hernu word nie, outomaties beëindig sal word. Hierdie Artikel bepaal verder dat die betrokke vuurwapen-eienaar kennis moet ontvang dat hy/sy binne 30 dae, redes moet aanvoer waarom sodanige lisensie nie beëindig moet word nie. Indien die redes van die hand gewys word, moet die betrokke vuurwapen-eienaar 60 dae gegun word om ontslae te raak van vuurwapen, op ‘n voorgeskrewe wyse. Indien dit nie gebeur nie, sal die vuurwapen verbeurd verklaar word. Hierdie riglyne geld slegs ten opsigte van vuurwapenlisensies uitgereik onder die nuwe vuurwapenwet, naamlik Wet 60 van 2000. Hierdie prosedures geld, met ander woorde, slegs vir diegene wat oor die sogenaamde “wit” lisensies beskik.

Ons wil, in die lig van bogenoemde, ‘n ernstige beroep op alle lede doen om te verseker dat hulle gereeld hulle vuurwapenlisensies nagaan en hulself vergewis van elkeen se vervaldatum en sorg te dra dat die hernuwing daarvan ten minste 90 dae voor die vervaldatum gedoen word. Ons wil weereens beklemtoon dat lisensies, ingevolge die Wet binne ‘n periode van 90dae voor die vervaldatum hernu moet word. Daar bestaan nog nie eenstemmigheid of persone wat nog oor ‘n “groen” lisensie vir ‘n wapen beskik, soos hierbo beskryf, hom/haar daarop mag beroep nie. Die SAPD voer aan dat indien ‘n wit lisensie vir ‘n betrokke vuurwapen uitgereik was, die groen lisensie outomaties verval het. Sekere bronne voer aan dat dit nie in ooreenstemming met die destydse Hooggeregshof uitspraak is nie en dat alle groen lisensies wel geldig bly. Hierdie siening moet egter nog uit ‘n regsoogpunt getoets word en lede moet liefs nie daarop staatmaak nie.
 
Ons sal u op hoogte hou van verdere verwikkelinge sodra nuwe inligting beskikbaar kom.
 
Vriendelike Groete
   
Stephen Palos
CHASA Voorsitter

IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!

Re: RENEWAL OF FIREARM LICENSES IN TERMS OF SECTION 24 OF THE FIREARMS CONTROL ACT (ACT 60 OF 2000) LATE RENEWAL OF FIREARM LICENSES (during or after the expiry of 90 days before the expiry date)
 

After several efforts to obtain clarity on this matter, we managed to get insight into a directive by the SAPS to their command structure, relating to the procedures applicable to late renewals of firearm licenses. This particular directive was issued on 21 August 2015 but we only got access to it late yesterday (11 November 2015). We cannot but wonder why we were not officially informed about this?
Apparently, there are numerous unprocessed late applications for the renewal of firearm licenses involved countrywide.
 
The directive sent out by Maj Gen M M Motlhala outlines the following procedures:

In terms of Section 24 of the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000), all firearms licenses must be renewed at least 90 days before the expiry date thereof. In cases where the application for renewal of the firearm license was not handed in to the DFO, at least 90 days before the expiry date of the firearm license, such firearm will then be dealt with in accordance with Section 28 of the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). Section 28 of the Firearms Control Act determines that, firearm licenses of firearms which were not renewed at least 90 days before the expiry date of the license, will be terminated automatically. This Section of the Act further stipulates that the holder of such license will receive notice that representations can be made within 30 days, as to the reasons why the license should not be terminated. The Registrar will then consider the representations and should it be refused, the firearm owner shall be granted 60 days in which to dispose of the firearm in a prescribed manner and if not done, the firearm will be forfeited to the state. This directive only applies to the so called “white” license or licenses issued in terms of the new Firearms Control Act namely Act 60 of 2000.
 
In view of the above, we would like to appeal on all our members to ensure that they regularly scrutinize their firearm licenses and ascertain when their licenses must be renewed and then ensure that the renewals are done timeously. We reiterate that in accordance with the Act, licenses must be renewed at least 90 days before the expiry of a license. There are still different views on whether a person in possession of a “green” license for a firearm may appeal to the validity of the green license. The SAPS maintain the view that if a “white” firearm license was issued, the “green” license has automatically expired. Some sources maintain that the court order issued by the High Court intended that all “green” licenses will remain valid. This view still remains to be legally tested and members will be best served not to rely on these old “green” licenses but to renew their licenses in accordance with the new Act.
 
We will keep you posted on further developments should any new information become available.
 
Kind Regards    

Stephen Palos
CHASA Chairman

CHASA Contact Details

President: Prof Pieter van Niekerk
Chairperson : Mr Stephen Palos

General Manager: Mr Rory O'Moore
Administrator: Ms Desirè Thysse

082 - 523 8201 (Rory)
041 - 922 5600 (Office)

admin@chasa.co.za





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Suidkaap Jagters - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

 CHASA Newsletter  

September 2015


 



FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PEN

 

CHASA is a very special organization and I am excited to be involved in the management team again. As we all know there are a number of serious challenges facing the future of hunting at present, and CHASA is the umbrella body that needs to face these challenges on behalf of all hunters. In order to fulfill this function, CHASA needs to be a strong, representative body that speaks on behalf of a significant number of hunters. One of the internal priorities of CHASA is therefore to grow its membership base.

Hierdie uiters belangrike funksie word op lidvereniging vlak uitgevoer. CHASA verrig oorhoofse, nasionale funksies en lidverenigings verskaf dienste aan lede op grondvlak. Dit is nie meer goed genoeg om op tak en lidvereniging vlak net ‘n lekker organisasie te wees wat lekker dinge doen nie, maar elke tak en lidvereniging het ‘n verantwoordelikheid om hulle ledebasis uit te brei. Hierdeur maak u CHASA ‘n relevante organisasie met ‘n groot magsbasis wat met gesag namens u kan onderhandel met die regering, SAPD en ander rolspelers.

Please strengthen our hand by making this responsibility a priority in your organization.

Pieter van Niekerk
 


THE CHAIRMAN'S CHATTER
 

The “Driven Hunt” Debacle - Carte Blanche and National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
 

The South African Hunters Confederation (CHASA) has taken note of the posting by the NSPCA on their social media page as well as the expose relating to an apparent planned “driven” hunt near Alldays in Limpopo Province. We comment as follows:

The method of hunting loosely referred to as “Driven” and which this particular event appears to be based on does indeed occur in a number of biomes and for a number of species both in South Africa and globally. In these circumstances it is certainly a legal, accepted and sustainable hunting method and in certain areas has deep rooted historic and cultural significance. Both the NSPCA and Carte Blanche outputs relating to this form of hunting contain elements of sensationalism or emotionalism which we believe is perhaps a consequence of the drafters thereof having no proper knowledge of hunting methods generally.

We recognise however, that in this specific instance, in this biome and for the likely species, it is not a normal hunting method. While we have no direct further information, we surmise from what was shown that the landowners having recently acquired these estates as part of a land redistribution process are relatively new to the game ranching industry and are perhaps in need of some mentorship and guidance relating to their newfound opportunity. It is also quite conceivable that their prospective foreign clients come from a country where driven hunts are what they know, and perhaps asked for this, thus the combination of their lack of knowing of our typical “walk & stalk” style of hunting in that province plus the landowner or their management team wishing to satisfy the client’s wishes has lead them to a less than ideal method.

It must be said that animals will instinctively move away from advancing beaters, and will be that much further ahead should these beaters be rowdy. Having looked at the footage of the setup, we believe that if the animals are chased to the degree that they are actually running, there is almost no prospect of telling shots and we suspect the final bag will disappoint both hunter and landowner. Should however, these beaters be instructed to move quietly and slowly, there is every chance animals will walk probably some 500m or more ahead of the beater line and typically when reaching an open patch such as that cleared road, would stop on the fringes for a while before crossing, possibly affording anyone sitting with such a steady position to take very deliberate and telling shots here and there. This is said not to promote this as a hunting method, but to illustrate that the inferences that animals are going to be herded into mass firing zones where they would be “riddled with lead” and stressed to the extreme simply cannot be true. Nor can the statement that the meat will not even be used be true. In all instances with trophy or meat hunting the meat is never wasted.  Game meat already supplies many tons of healthy, sustainable and affordable protein in South Africa as more than 20 million hectares has converted from less efficient domestic stock over to game animals in the past 4 decades, resulting in a national ranched herd of game estimated to exceed 16 million animals.

We, together with other stakeholders in the greater hunting and wildlife domain, stand ready to offer our experience and assistance to these new entrants to this exciting and sustainable business, to help ensure their marketing and methods of hunting is done in a manner that is good for the wildlife, the country and their own profitability.

 
Stephen Palos
 

WHAT'S THE BUZZ ON SOCIAL MEDIA ...
 

Jeremy Mansfield, celebrity radio host has a following of over 34 000 on Facebook. He is extremely aggressive towards hunters and hunting. In answer to another generalisation by him recently, which ridiculously claimed research proving the desire to hunt and small male genitalia were related. CHASA Chairman, Stephen Palos responded:

Stephen Palos Jeremy I represent a lot of local hunters. I have noticed your rhetoric regarding hunting from time to time. You have a large following and are influential within a certain demographic, so what you say & do can affect things to a degree.

Your own forthright nature (such as when you directly label people a "doos") certainly animates the exchanges on controversial subjects, and I see then that many hunters return with VAT your curses. Frankly, this is only generating heat, not light, on the tedious old pro/anti-hunting debate.

May I suggest that you find some time in the near future (and I'm sure you are busy so recognise the sacrifice) to REALLY go engage with a few of the recognised stakeholder NGOs in the SA Wildlife sector. I am NOT saying that ALL is good within the sector, but sadly the tip of the iceberg, bad or misunderstood issues, have the potential to destroy something that is in fact quite magnificent. But for you to see all that will take a journey. You do not seem to fear adventurous, open minded journeys...

I must caution you; should your influence assist in destroying the activity of hunting the following is a likely consequence just within the South African context:

Of the 22 MILLION hectares of PRIVATE wildlife ranching land, about 1/3 "may" make it as pure photo-safari business. That is just about as much as our state protected areas, so the state would be competing for that eco-tourist buck and probably will come second, resulting in more constraints on state's ability to maintain conservation areas.

The other 2/3 would have no option but to revert to other land use. The better areas will change to extensive domestic stock (cattle, goats & sheep) To achieve that, about 10 MILLION head of game will have to go. The higher value animals such as sable may be relocated to the remaining wild spaces, but the vast majority of the common species such as impala, springbuck, blesbuck, wildebeest will simply be cull-harvested. Our national game herd will fall by about 50-60% (These numbers rose from just 500 000 in the 1960s to exceed 16 Million head in private ownership now)

The poorer land of the above mentioned will certainly be no good for much more than subsistence farming with the resultant overgrazing degradation we see in many places.

Employment on game ranches is about 2 ½ more people per unit than for livestock and pays typically nearly double the pay-rate. So, on these 15 million hectares there will be an immediate collapse of livelihood potential, resulting in more exodus from the rural to the urban areas. (Sort of like when big mines retrench, but on a much more massive scale)

Other than on the truly massive, extensive wildlife areas, the majority of the remaining eco-tourist farms will not be able to harbour many predators. Lion are largely out the question, and as many of the neighbours will now be stock farmers, leopard, brown hyena etc will be as popular as a pig in a synagogue so will be exterminated in the extreme. The nett result of fewer predators will require excess animals to be harvested somehow anyway. Will culling be allowed in this utopia of yours, or will starvation be the required natural solution on these farms?

Jeremy, there are hunters, non-hunters and ANTI-hunters. Hunting is NOT pretty. Certainly it is no spectator sport! I do not wish to make you or anyone into a hunter, but be wary of the possible effect of being an ANTI hunter.

Kind Regards
Stephen Palos
Chairman - Confederation of Hunters Associations of SA

Jeremy Mansfield Thank you for your erudite response Stephen. Unfortunately I can never condone killing for sport - ever.

Stephen Palos Accepted Jeremy and it was never my intent to get you to do so. What I do ask is that you take some time to FULLY understand the consequences of what will happen should you ever destroy hunting, and then perhaps without condoning it, not be quite so adamant to destroy it.
I reiterate; take the journey. I can take you some of the way, but for the full picture other non-hunting NGOs and officials will have to take you. PM me...
 

CHASA Diary
2015

12 September 2015           Shooting Day - Fred Everett Shooting Range, Bronkhorstspruit
(BASA)
16 - 19 September 2015    Agri Mega Week, Bredasdorp
19 September 2015           Inter Association Shooting Competition ( Highveld Hunters)
5 - 9 October 2015             Junior Hunter Course (ECGMA)
15 - 18 October 2015        The 3rd ICTSA World English Sporting Championship & World Sportrap Championship (CTSASA)
24 October 2015                The TargetLine Border Hunting Club Outdoors Festival
                                           (incorporating the PMP PROAMM Grouping Shoot)

 

2016
 

20 February 2016              CHASA Board Meeting, ECGMA
26 - 28 February 2016       Huntex Cape Game Fair, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl
14 - 17 April 2016              Huntex Gallagher Estate, Gauteng 
30 April 2016                     CHASA Inter Association Shooting Competition, Bloemfontein
21 May 2016                      CHASA Board Meeting, Northern Cape Hunters
27 - 29 May 2016               Huntex Eastern Cape, Jeffreysbay
24 - 26 June 2016              Kirkwood Wildsfees 2016
3 September 2016             CHASA Board Meeting, Bosveld Jagters

 

NOORDWES JAGTERS NUUS

NUWE TAK GESTIG

Op 20 Junie 2015 het Noordwes Jag ‘n tak gestig te Bloemhof.  Dit was hoofsaaklik ‘n SA Jagterstak gewees wat Bloemhof sowel as Schweizer Reneke bedien het.  Na beraming blyk dit dat daar potensieel tussen 50 & 60 lede in die klub sal wees, met Deon Beukes wat as voorsitter van die klub verkies is.  Die klub beskik oor ‘n Internasionale Kleiduif skietbaan wat tenvolle geakrediteer is sowel as ‘n geweer skietbaan wat oot 300m lengte beskik. Die nuwe lede is ook baie opgewonde dat hulle deel van die Chasa familie kan wees en daar word hard gewerk om alles in plek te kry sodat die klub ten volle op sigself kan funksioneer.
 
Junior Jag
In Junie tydens die winter skool vakansie is daar ‘n Junior jag aangebied te Ventersdorp. 23 Juniors het die kamp bygewoon waarby elke junior die geleentheid gebied is om ‘n blesbok te skiet, self voor te berei of te slag en die vleis te bewerk.  Ons het baie goeie terugvoer van die juniors ontvang asook hulle ouers.

Noordwes is trots om te kan se dat ons Junior getalle met elke Junior Jag groei en dat ons baie van Noordwes se kant af doen om die kampe aan te bied.
 
Skietdae
Op 18 Julie het Ventersdorp Jagters’n baie suksesvolle skietdag aangebied wat ongeveer 200 inskrywings behartig het en daar is meegeding met senterslag kalibers, kleiduif skiet, boogskiet en die .22 sportskiet wat daardie dag aangebied is.  Daar was pryse ten waarde van R12000.00 gewees.

Dit was ‘n heerlike dag gewees met braaivleis vure wat die heledag beman is deur braaiers wat sommer nuwe en selfs ou kennisse met mekaar gedeel het.

Die Bushnell/Tasco skietdag is op 8 Augustus 2015 te Klerksdorp aangebied by die Bisleyskietbaan. Daar was ongeveer 190  skuts wat ingeskryf het vir die kompetisie. Daar is na bok teikens sowel as gonge geskiet wat gestrek het tot 340 meter. Pryse ter waarde van R25,000.00  is aan die top skuts in die verskillende katogoriee oorhandig.  Ons het ook vele belangstelling van die publiek ontvang wat by voorneme is om aan te sluit.

Orkney Jagklub het op 15 Augustus 2015 ook ‘n publieke skietdag aangebied wat ook baie suksesvol was en wye belangstelling gelok het by die publiek.
 
Sportskiet
Aktiwiteite word tans te Klerksdorp, Orkney, Vryburg, Ottosdal, Ventersdorp, Westgold en Lichtenburg aangebied en die opkomste groei by elke aanbieding. Tans kan ons se dat ons alle vasette van sportskiet by Noordwes kan aanbied. By sommige takke word dit al tot 3 keer per jaar aangebied om die toegewyde skuts die geleendheid te kan bied om hulle statusse instand te kan hou.  
 
Ek is voorwaar opgewonde vir die mooi gesindheid in Noordwes Jagters en die goeie samewerking van die bestuur om al hierdie geleenthede moontlik te kan maak.  Ek is vol vertroue dat ons die nuwe seisoen met nog meer entoesiasme sal aanpak en probeer om nog meer hoogtes te kan bereik.  Ons is hier om die jagter te dien en na sy behoeftes om te sien.

Dirk Laubscher
Voorsitter Noordwes Jagters

JUNIOR HUNTER & MENTOR WINNER
OF THE LUCKY PHOTO DRAW

 

On behalf of the CHASA Board we would like to congratulate Damien (Junior) and Sean Glasgow (Mentor) members of Amatola Hunters (East London) for being the winner of the prize consisting of a hunt of a Blue Wildebeest or an Impala. 

Robert Peachey from BASA is sponsoring the hunt and accommodation and CHASA will contribute an amount of R 6 000.00 towards travelling costs.

Once again Congratulations and Enjoy the hunt!!!
 

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

1 September - De Wet van Rooyen - Kaapjag
5 September - Francois Gebhardt - MacNab Jagklub
6 September - Charles Hall - Noordkaap Jagters
12 September - Karl Human - Harrier Hunting Club
13 September - Anton Muller - Noordwes Jagters
16 September - Melinda Bosch - Suid-Kaap Jagters
19 September - Riaan Venter - Kalahari Jagters
21 September - Andre Nagel - CTSASA
23 September - Tyrone Hempel - Amatola Hunters
27 September - Len Nel - Suid-Kaap Jagters
28 September - Elmo Scheffer -Kaapjag
29 September - Claudia Deysel - Harrier Hunting Club
 


LATEST NEWS

 

For the first time ever, on September 9th 2015, the CPW arranged a full day forum dedicated to the issue of sustainable wildlife management within the framework of  the  World Forestry Congress (WFC) in Durban, South Africa. The high level opening platform, as well as the four subsequent parallel sessions, covered a broad range of topics, the most notable being involving local communities in wildlife management, human-wildlife conflict, wildlife crime, and bush meat.

In his opening words, Mr. Braulio Dias, chair of the CPW and Secretary General of the CBD,
specifically referred to  the CBD Strategic Goal 4 as part of the “Aichi targets which encourage all Signatory Parties to the Convention  to achieve sustainable use targets by 2020”.
Jan Heino, CPW Vice-Chair and President of the Policy and Law Division of the CIC, presented the main outcome of the forum in a plenary setting of the World Forestry Congress. He thanked the session’s leaders, speakers, and audience for an outstanding forum which provided abundant, timely, and cross-sectoral information.

The main messages of the Forum:
 

  • Sustainable management of wildlife is an important part of integrated approaches to the multipurpose use of natural resources. It plays a decisive role in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable wildlife management provides crucial benefits for food security, livelihoods, natural heritage, biodiversity, and ecosystem conservation.
  • Combining knowledge, through multidisciplinary approaches and strong community participation, is required to properly design sustainable wildlife management programs that allow for the sustainable use of game and the trade of wild meat and other non-timber forest products. Legal frameworks and health protocols will be strengthened; law compliance, cross-sectoral collaboration, innovative market approaches, and best practices will be promoted.
  • The participatory role of local communities in wildlife management is vital and must be strengthened. This includes wildlife monitoring and the fight against poaching and wildlife crime.
  • The sustainable harvest of wild meat and other non-timber forest products is an integral part of conservation. It improves livelihoods, food security, and nutrition. It is crucial to gain a better understanding of the causes and effects of human-wildlife conflict based on in-depth analyses of each local situation. Only then can workable models be created to mitigate conflicts and raise the awareness of local communities to positively co-exist with wildlife.
  • Combating the illegal trade of wildlife requires:  (1) a coordinated effort at all levels to treat such crimes seriously by following the same protocol used to combat other serious crimes; (2) the involvement of local communities, recognizing that basic levels of security must be in place first in order for communities to benefit from the legal use of wildlife; (3) stronger interagency and cross-border collaboration; and (4) the deployment of innovative approaches, including the use of new identification and traceability tools, for the monitoring of wildlife populations, sustainable use, and trade.

The CIC organized an interactive and exciting field event in a separate afternoon session—the only excursion during the entire Congress! Participation was on an invitation-only basis, reserved for about 60 high-level experts of the Congress. The turnout was impressive. The excellent logistical support was largely provided by the local hunting association of KwaZulu Natal.

Participation was on invitation-only basis and reserved for about 60 leading personalities of the Congress. The turnout was impressive.

The main event of the excursion was a visit to a community/private sector game reserve called Tala Game Reserve, located about an hour north of Durban. After viewing the reserve’s abundant wildlife, the participants held a discussion on the reserve’s current concept as well as the future of sustainable use in not only South Africa but in Africa as a whole. The issue of rhino horn trade entered the discussion when the Government of South Africa requested to make a statement about the topic.
Ali Kaka, CIC Ambassador for Africa, acted as moderator. The panel consisted of three community members, Mr. Willy Pabst, and Dr. John Hanks. They stated their personal views on sustainable use, applauding the Tala Reserve as a model example. A lively, engaging discussion with participants evolved from there.
The conclusion of the discussions underlined, once again, the vital importance of sustainable use for the future of wildlife in Africa considering the increasing loss of habitat, and other forms of incompatible land use, illegal bushmeat trade, poaching, and poverty.

The CIC was highly commended for organizing this innovative event which definitely raised participants’ awareness of this pertinent subject.

                   

 

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FROM THE CHASA OFFICE

          

 
NEW OFFICE BEARERS ELECTED

 

At a recent CHASA Board meeting held on the 5th September 2015 a new President and Vice-Chairman was elected to take CHASA forward for the next two years. Dr Gary Bauer (past President) and Elmo Scheffer (past Vice-Chairman) did not make themselves available for re-election due to full-time work commitments.  Professor Pieter van Niekerk (former Chairman of CHASA) was elected as President and Johan Kapp from Bosveld Jagters as Vice-Chairman.

Ons wil beide ampsdraers wat eenparig verkies is, hartlik gelukwens met hulle verkiesing en vertrou dat hulle besondere kundigheid en kennis van die jagbedryf, waardevolle insette sal kan lewer om CHASA na hoër hoogtes te neem.

CHASA would however also like to convey it's sincere thanks and appreciation to the outgoing office bearers,  Gary and Elmo for their dedication and loyal services rendered to CHASA and their fellow hunters during their position held in office. 
Thanks guys for a wonderfull job well done!

Op meegaande foto van links na regs verskyn die nuwe Dagbestuur van CHASA:
Pieter van Niekerk (President) , Stephen Palos (Voorsitter/Chairman), Matt Relihan (Sekretaris/ Secretary) en/and Johan Kapp (Vise Voorsitter/Vice-Chairman)

 

                            
 

CHASA STIG ‘N JAGTERSFONDS VIR JUNIORS  

CHASA en sy lidverenigings beskou die ontwikkeling en opleiding van Junior Jagters as ‘n hoë prioriteit en het die Junior Jagter / Mentor gelukkige trekking drie gelede geimplimenteer.  Daar is ‘n behoefte geidentifiseer om ‘n Junior Jagtersfonds in die lewe te roep wat vir spesifieke projekte vir Juniors aangewend kan word.  Tydens die CHASA Gala-aand op 5 September 2015 is ‘n Zeiss Teleskoop (geborg deur Zeiss) asook ‘n Wild TV Dekodeerder geskenk deur Dewald Visser opgeveil.

‘n Skaflike bedrag van R 13 000.00 is ingevorder en CHASA wil sy opregte dank en waardering teen die borge betuig vir hulle bydrae om die veiling ‘n sukses te maak.


HERDENKINGSTOEKENNING

'n Toekenning word oorhandig aan Hoëveld Jagters met die viering van hul 21 ste Bestaanjaar ter erkenning van hul bydra tot die jagbedryf.

An Award are being handed over to Highveld Hunters to recognise their contribution to the hunting industry with their celebration of their 21st Anniversary.

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PRESIDENTSTOEKENNING / PRESIDENTS AWARD

- HENNIE ERASMUS -


'n Presidentstoekenning word in postuum gemaak en oorhandig aan Koot du Toit en Charles Hall van Noordkaap Jagters deur Gary Bauer om te oorhanding aan Hennie Erasmus se eggenoot vir sy onbaatsugtige en uitmuntende diens gelewer aan die Jagtersgemeenskap van Suid - Afrika.

This Presidents Award is made posthumously to Hennie Erasmus and handed over to Koot du Toit and Charles Hall from Northern Cape Hunters by Gary Bauer. They will in turn hand it over to Hennie Erasmus' wife and family for his selfless and excellent service rendered to the Hunting Community of South Africa.

CHASA Contact Details

President: Prof Pieter van Niekerk
Chairperson : Mr Stephen Palos

General Manager: Mr Rory O'Moore
Administrator: Ms Desirè Thysse

082 - 523 8201 (Rory)
041 - 922 5600 (Office)

admin@chasa.co.za

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PROBLEEMDIERBEHEERKURSUS

Suidkaap Jagters - Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Rooikat- en rooijakkalsgetalle op veeplase is steeds aan die toeneem. Vee – en wildboere verloor jaarliks miljoene rande as gevolg van skade onder kleinvee en wild. Navorsing toon dat landwyd ongeveer 5000 diere per nag deur probleemdiere gedood word. Aangesien roofdiere hoofsaaklik nagjagters is is dit geen maklike taak om die skuldiges op te spoor nie. Rooijakkalse is baie slinkse diere en boere moet metodes vind om die probleem aan te spreek om hulle te uitoorlê. ‘n Baie  effektiewe metode is die roepmetode. Dit verg egter kennis, ervaring en die regte toerusting en moet effektief en selektief toegepas word. Lees verder...

CHASA NUUSBRIEF AUGUSTUS 2015

Suidkaap Jagters - Monday, August 03, 2015

 CHASA Newsletter - August 2015



 

The Chairman's Chatter
 

The “Lion Thing” or The Enemy Within…


Dear Hunters


Between the release of the docudrama “Blood Lions” and the media frenzy relating to the shooting of a named and collared lion in a hunting area bordering a national park in Zimbabwe, there is hardly an individual who is not preaching some or other doctrine on the subject of hunting, and in particular the hunting of lions.


Please remember that we all have a responsibility to remain good and proper ambassadors of the practice of hunting. Also, remember that when you lack the facts, it is best to say so rather than spouting subjective opinion. The media is grabbing anyone with a “name” in the industry at the moment and luring them into meaningless debates where no possible good can come of it for the greater hunting & wildlife sector. Unless you are properly representative, with a firm mandate, of a recognised hunting body, you should rather refer the questions to an appropriate person.


Personally, I am aware that some predator breeders have formed an association which aims to self-regulate and clean up their “industry” to weed out the practice of canned shooting. I know that the Professional Hunters Association of SA have their own dynamic policy regarding captive bred lion hunting, and this is subject to constant review. I also know they have worked with the predator breeders to ensure responsible oversight of the whole practice. Further, government has taken their responsibility seriously and are extremely pro-active in the process of ensuring proper regulation of this sustainable sector of the hunting sector. For local recreational hunters such as the typical CHASA member, this sector holds extremely small interest as the vast majority of our hunting is for the more common antelope species, primarily with the aim to utilise the meat and any trophy being a welcome but secondary concern. It is my responsibility to ensure CHASA exercises their own oversight mandate as any untoward activity in a niche sector such as lion has direct negative perception consequences for all hunting. To this end I am always vigilant and involved in the appropriate forums.

What we MUST NOT do, is jump to condemn an entire practice just because it holds no interest for us. Lion is not a specie to be elevated to a mythical and preferred status of protection just because the vast majority of us have no desire to ever hunt one. If we allow emotional discretion to set in then be sure a time will come where a good emotional case will be made against you shooting that springbuck! We are not children, so don’t be fooled like one. If you asked any child who had just watched Disney’s The Lion King what happened to “Mufasa” you would hear the sad tale of his demise at the hands of his evil brother, somewhat like the killing of this “Cecil” in Zim. But conversely, if you asked if it would be ok to shoot the evil “Scar” you would certainly get the thumbs up!

Blood Lions will forever be a record of the worst of what man can do, and as hunters we must take the lessons and continue to strive towards higher standards and controls. The killing of the named & collared lion in Zim is the subject now of a criminal investigation, and we must hope and trust that truth & justice prevail. But these issues are not, and must not be, the label by which hunting is tagged.

Continue to practice responsible, legal, sustainable hunting and teach it on to future generations for it remains a legitimate intangible human heritage and the hunters who do it make the world a better place.   

 
Stephen Palos

CHASA Diary


2015
 

14 - 15 Augustus 2015       Probleemdierbeheer Kursus (Suid-Kaap Jagters)
5 September 2015             CHASA Board Meeting,Luiperdskloof Game Lodge Bronkhorstspruit, Host - BASA
16 - 19 September 2015    Agri Mega Week, Bredasdorp
15 - 18 October 2015        The 3rd ICTSA World English Sporting Championship & World Sportrap Championship (CTSASA)
24 October 2015                The TargetLine Border Hunting Club Outdoors Festival
                                           (incorporating the PMP PROAMM Grouping Shoot)
 

2016
 

20 February 2016              CHASA Board Meeting, ECGMA
30 April 2016                     CHASA Inter Association Shooting Competition, Bloemfontein
21 May 2016                      CHASA Board Meeting, Northern Cape Hunters
3 September 2016             CHASA Board Meeting, Bosveld Jagters
 

Dankie vir die Jag

Daniël Conradie - Junior / Herbert Conradie - Mentor
 

Ek was baie bly toe my pa my die e-pos wys dat ek ‘n jag met die gelukkige trekking gewen het. Ek kon kies tussen ‘n jag in die Karoo of Bosveld. Aangesien ek al saam met my pa in die Karoo en Kalahari gejag het, het ek die Bosveld jag gekies. Oom Robert Peachy, wat die kompetisie borg, het laat weet dat ek ‘n blouwildebees kan skiet by Abba Game Lodge, naby Modimolle (Nylstroom). My pa het vir Oom Chris Holloway by Abba gekontak en die jag gereël tydens die skoolvakansie van Julie 2015.

Oom Chris het  my pa meer vertel van die omgewing en plantegroei waar die jag sal plaasvind. Daar is baie bome en gras wat heuphoogte groei, dus sal ek uit die staande posisie moet skiet, en nie sittend, soos ek gewoond is nie. Gelukkig staan die bokke nie so ver soos in die Karoo en Kalahari nie. My pa het vir my ‘n lewensgrootte blouwildebeesteiken gekoop waarop ek uit die staande posisie geskiet het op die hart/long area met behulp van ‘n skietstok, op 50, 100 en 150m.

Ek skiet gewoonlik met 130gr koeëls met die Musgrave .270, wat ek by my oupa Johnnie geërf het. Ek het egter ‘n pakkie Sako Hammerheads 156gr persent gekry,  wat perfek is vir ‘n taai blouwildebees, en besluit om dit eerder te gebruik.

My pa het die lang en mooi pad deur die Oos-Vrystaat en Golden Gate gevat, sodat ek die Lammergeiers kon sien, wat net daar en in Lesotho voorkom. Na drie dae kom ons toe by Abba Game Lodge aan, waar Oom Chris ons welkom heet en na ons pragtige chalet wys. Ons kry hom 7h00 die volgende oggend en gaan skiet gou ‘n paar skote op ‘n teiken om seker te maak die geweer skiet reg. My eerste paar skote was ‘n bietjie laag en my pa moes die teleskoop ‘n paar klieks op stel. Toe Oom Chris tevrede is, ry ons veld toe.

Oom Chris het ons gevra om versigtig te wees, want daar is ook Koning Wildebees-splits, wat ons nie moet skiet nie (ons kon hul uitken aan hul rooi voorkoppe). Ons het eers met die bakkie gery tot by ‘n sekere punt en toe afgeklim en verder gestap saam met ons gids, Jafta. Oom Chris kon ongelukkig nie saam stap nie, maar gelukkig ken Jafta die veld en die diere se gewoontes goed, en was hy in direkte radioverbinding met Oom Chris, wat die bakkie beman het.  

Na omtrent 10 minute se stap deur die bos, het ons op die troppie splits afgekom, skaars 100m weg. Toe ons probeer nader beweeg, het hulle vinnig tussen die bome verdwyn. ‘n Hele ent verder sien ek ‘n trop blouwildebeeste aan die ander kant van ‘n oopte staan, wat beteken dat ons nie direk na hulle toe kan stap nie. Ons moes ‘n wye draai al langs die bome stap tot by die ander kant. Daar het ons hulle versigtig bekruip deur die lang gras en bome. By die naaste boom aan die trop, so 150m weg, moes ek vinnig regop staan en dooierus vat deur ‘n gerieflike mik in die stam. Voor ek egter kon skiet, begin die blouwildebeeste weghardloop, reguit in die bos in waarvandaan ons hulle die eerste keer gewaar het. Ons stap toe weer agter hulle aan.

Ons het hulle nog ‘n paar keer in die bos gekry, maar elke keer net voor ek skiet, hardloop hulle weg. Toe ons teen 11h00 se kant weer by die bakkie uitkom, eet ons eers ‘n stukkie en ek drink ‘n yskoue koeldrank. Ek voel sommer weer lus vir jag, toe Oom Chris sê ons moet klim, daar is heelwat ander troppe blouwildebeeste ook.

Na omtrent 15 minute gewaar ons ‘n mooi trop, maar hulle verdwyn vinnig tussen die bome toe ons afklim. Ons volg vir Jafta en kom skielik op ‘n troppie bontkwaggas af. Jafta sê toe dat die Blouwildebeeste baie saam met hulle stap, aangesien kwaggas beter kan sien. Ons hoor hoe takkies kraak en gewaar twee blouwildebeeskoeie wat deur die bome vir ons kyk, skaars 60m weg. Ek stoot die .270 se slot saggies toe en gebruik sommer die naaste boom as stut. Ek kan net hul koppe sien deur die nou opening in die bosse. My pa fluister dat ek vir ‘n kopskoot sal moet gaan en ek lê aan. Voordat die kruishaar egter sy merk vind, draai die koeie hul koppe weg en ek kan vir ‘n oomblik die een se blad sien. Tyd vir Pa wag was daar nie, en ek trek die sneller. Ek sien egter hoe albei koeie wegspring en onmiddellik verdwyn. Ek voel goed oor my skoot, maar Jafta kry net ‘n vaalrooi bloedspatsel. Hy en my pa begin die spore volg, maar ek soek eers nog bloedspatsels. Skielik roep my pa in ‘n gedempte maar dringende stemtoon. Skaars 50m van ons af staan die koei met haar kop omlaag en ek haal vinnig weer oor. Voor ek egter kan aanlê, val sy om. Toe ons by haar kom is sy reeds dood. Oom Chris, wat die skoot en die tref gehoor het, het intussen by ons aangesluit, en vertel my meer oor hoe om eer en respek te betoon teenoor die dier wat sy lewe gegee het. Terwyl hy die bakkie gaan haal, kniel ek en my pa saam by die blouwildebees en sê baie dankie aan God vir ‘n wonderlinge ervaring saam in die Bosveld, en dat alles goed afgeloop het.

Met die afslag sien ons dat alhoewel my skootplasing te ver agtertoe was en die hart gemis het, albei die lewer en longe getref is. My pa kry die koeël onder die vel aan die ander kant, mooi omgeklink en in een stuk. Die Hammerhead het voorwaar sy werk gedoen!
Baie dankie aan Oom Robert Peachy, wat die jag geborg het! Baie dankie ook aan CHASA, vir die R6000 petrolgeld wat hulle geborg het! Baie dankie ook aan Oom Chris en Jafta, vir al julle geduld, hulp en wat julle my geleer het oor jag in die Bosveld! Ek hoop ons kan eendag weer daar gaan jag.

-Dan Conradie-
 

Finale Aanmaning - 2015 JUNIOR JAGTER JAGFOTO TREKKING
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Last Reminder - 2015 JUNIOR HUNTER PHOTO DRAW

Ons wil graag versoek dat al die Lidverenigings hul lede sal herinner van die 2015 Junior Jagter / Mentor Jagfoto – Gelukkige Trekking.

Die Reëls vir die kompetisie is as volg:
 

  1. Jagfotos van 'n junior jagter en sy mentor moet aan CHASA se kantoor gestuur word. Fotos wat in die 2015 jagseisoen geneem is, sal kwalifiseer.
  2. Die foto moet vergesel word van 'n brief van die grondeienaar wat die plek en die datum van die jag bevestig.
  3. Die foto moet aan CHASA se kantoor ge-epos word by chasa@telkomsa.net .
  4. Die kwaliteit van die foto sal nie as kriteria geld nie en die wenner sal deur 'n gelukkige trekking aangewys word.
  5. Die prys behels 'n koedoe- of impalajag wat deur Mnr. Rob Peachy, 'n lid van BASA (Big Bore Association Southern Africa) geborg word.
  6. CHASA sal weer 'n bedrag van R6 000.00 borg om by te dra tot die vervoerkostes van die junior jagter en sy mentor.
  7. Die sluitingsdatum vir die instuur van fotos is 24 Augustus 2015.
  8. Die trekking sal plaasvind tydens die September 2015 Raadsvergadering.
  9. Die mentor mag nie die bok vir die Junior skiet nie.

We would like to request that all Member Associations their members must remind of the 2015 Junior Hunter / Mentor Hunting Photo Draw.

The Rules for the competition is as follows:
Hunting photos of the junior hunter and his mentor must be forwarded to the CHASA office. Photos taken in the 2015 hunting season will qualify.

  1. The photo must be accompanied by a letter from the land owner confirming the place and date of the hunt.
  2. The photo must be sent to the CHASA Office at chasa@telkomsa.net .
  3. The quality of the photo shall not form the criteria to qualify and the winner will be determined by means of a lucky draw.
  4. The prize is a Kudu or Impala hunt which has been sponsored by Rob Peachy, amember of BASA (Big Bore Association Southern Africa).
  5. The CHASA Board will also sponsor an amount of R6 000.00 towards the travelling costsof the junior hunter and his mentor.
  6. To closing date for photo entries is 24 August 2015.
  7. The draw will take place during the September 2015 Board meeting.
  8. The mentor must not shoot the buck for the junior.

HOëVELD JAGTERS EN WILDBEWARINGSVERENIGING
-SKIETDAE-

 

Datum: 15 Augusutus 2015
Venue: Dwandzani Farm, Balmoral
GPS Koordinate: S 25’50.947  E 029’253
Kontakpersoon: Christo Opperman
Kontaknommer: 082 886 9679
Eposadres: chris.opperman@shell.com
 
Datum: 19 September 2015
Venue: Dwandzani Farm, Balmoral
GPS Koordinate: S 25’50.947  E 029’253
Kontakpersoon: Christo Opperman
Kontaknommer: 082 886 9679
Eposadres: chris.opperman@shell.com
 

KALAHARI JAGTERS VERENIGING
JAGGEWEER SKIETKOMPETISIE

 
Datum: 22 Augustus 2015
Venue: Kalahari Jagtersvereniging Skietbaan
Kontakpersoon: Suandré du Plooy
Kontaknommer: 072 753 1025
Eposadres: kalaharijagtersvereniging@gmail.com
 

WHAT ARE BIG BORE SHOOTS ALL ABOUT?

BASA’s regular practical shoots are inspiring events; men, women and juniors compete shoulder to shoulder, (in appropriate categories), in our stress fire events that are specifically designed to test the firearm, the ammunition, the shooter, and interaction between the three in a challenging, but fun-filled and exciting format.

Our events include pitting the shooter against moving dangerous game targets in field conditions that simulate a variety of big game scenarios. The goal: Honing shooter and rifle to perfection for the rigours of dealing with African big and dangerous game.

The Big Bore Events are considered one of the best aspects of the Association by many, and our practical shoots are unmatched in fun, fellowship, and friendliness.

You don’t need to be a pro to take part either. Everybody is welcome at any level of skill, for one of the best and most practical Big Bore learning experiences ever.

Our Shoots Cater For These Calibre Categories:
Ultra Bore – .468″ +
Large Bore – .400″ – .458″
Transition Bore – .366″ – .375″ (+ larger calibre lever actions)
 Sub-Calibre – sub .366″ (non scoring)
 

BASA will be hosting the following two shoots:

  • Outshoot will be held in Ellisras on the 29th August 2015

As well as -

  • Shooting Day on the 12th September 2015 at the Fred Everett Shooting Range, Bronkhorstspruit.

Directions to Fred Everett range:
Take the N4 from Pretoria to Bronkhorstspruit / Witbank.  From where the N1 (Pietersburg highway) cross over the N4, it is +/- 50km to the second Bronkhorstspruit turnoff to the left.  After turning left again at the stop street onto the R25 towards Bronkhorstspruit / Groblersdal, (R25 cross over the N4) Follow the R25 for +/- 8km.  A sign board “Fred Everett Shooting Range” will be on your left.  Turn left on the dirt road.  After +/- 500m there will be a sign on your right.  Enter through the cattle grid and follow the road.  The gates to the range will be on your left.
Co-ordinates:  The farm Rustfontein Bronkhorstspruit   25 44’05,85”S 28 45’ 42,64” E
 
Contactperson: Belinda Landman
Contactnumber: +27 (0)73 219 9278
 

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

1 August - William Smale - Border Hunting Club
2 August - Johan Cloete - Randse Jagters
3 August - Peet Louw - Suid-Kaap Jagters
12 August - Belinda Landman - BASA
12 August - Mimi Reyneke - Kaapjag
16 August - Christo Heymans - Swartwitpens Jagters
19 August - Robert Peachey - BASA
22 August - Hein Snibbe - Swartwitpens Jagters
24 August - Wayne Barnes - Harrier Hunting Club
24 August - Koot du Toit - Noordkaap Jagters
24 August - Louis Welman - Suid-Kaap Jagters
25 August - MJ van Jaarsveld - Border Hunting Club
29 August - Neil Jones - BCB

 

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SUID-KAAP JAGTERS - EN WILDBEWARINGSVERENIGING

JAGSKOOL MET ‘N VERSKIL
 

Die afgelope skoolvakansie het gesorg vir groot opwinding vir 15 seuns vanuit feitlik die hele Wes-Kaap. Dit was tyd vir die tweede been van die uiters gewilde CHASA junior jagopleidingskursus van die Suid-Kaap Jagters- en Bewaringsvereniging wat reeds in 2014 begin het. Met drie swaargelaaide voertuie en ‘n bus het ons op 26 Junie vertrek na die Noord-Kaapse Kalahari. Deeglike beplanning was noodsaaklik, aangesien ons vir tien dae in die veld in tente moes kamp met geen fasiliteite, behalwe water. Alles moes saamgaan.. van veldkombuis tot badkamer en toiletgeriewe, skietbaantoerusting,  vuurwapens en natuurlik: die kos!

By aankoms is onmiddellik begin met kamp opslaan en voor donker het die kameeldoringvuur gebrand. Die eerste Sondagoggend is afgeskop met plaasverkenning met 4x4 bakkies in die rooiduine. Daarna is die eerste praktiese projek aangepak waar elke seun ‘n egte leer messakkie met die hand moes maak voordat almal ‘n pragtige STAHL jagmes ontvang het afkomstig uit die stal van die wêreldbekende mesmakers op Mosselbaai, Piet van der Westhuizen en Jan Nieuwoudt.


 Onder leiding van Len Nel is elke oggend afgeskop met ‘n stap in die veld om uit spore en mis te ``lees`` wat die nag alles in die veld gebeur het, tesame met interessante natuurlesse in flora en fauna. Baie tyd is op die selfgeboude skietbaan spandeer om die juniors af te rond vir die jagdag wat naderkruip waar elkeen geleentheid sou hê om ‘n springbok te skiet. Dit is ook voorafgegaan met praktiese kamoeflering, spoorsny, horingmeet, messlyp en vele meer. Intussen moes die studente in spanverband in die veldkombuis help met die heerlikste velddisse. Elke dag is onder leiding van kampmoeder,Elma Meyer,reuse potbrode in ‘n sandoond gebak. Tydens hierdie kursus het die seuns deeglik kennis gemaak met jag en kamp.  Mieliepap maak, groente skil, broodknie en vleiswerk is deel van die kursus en die kompetisie onder mekaar was groot en het gesorg vir ‘n wonderlike kampgees.


 Die kersie op die koek – die jagdag het aangebreek. Almal was opgewonde en deeglik voorberei. Binne drie ure was die springbokskiet afgehandel…15 junior jagters…15 pragskote…15 springbokke. Elkeen moes onder toesig van sy mentor sy bok keel afsny en oopsny. Die volgende dag was vleisdag, waar elke junior sy eie bok moes afslag, korrek opsny in die verskillende snitte waarna met die worsmakery begin is. Laatmiddag was alles afgehandel en ons was op pad om ons eie wors met springbokrugstring op die kole te gaan proe.
Weer eens was dit ‘n voorreg om betrokke te wees met die jeug, te kon leer by kenners en om vir ‘n tyd lank naby die natuur te kon leef.


 Baie dankie aan die opleidingspan: Wouter Marais,Wilhelm Zietsman, Johan en Riana Lindeque, Elma Meyer, Len Nel, Christo Engelbrecht en Sieg Minnie vir jul tyd en insette om vir hierdie studente ‘n ekskursie te kon gee wat hulle sal onthou vir die res van hul lewens. Dankie ook aan ons hoofborge: Chill Beverages, Margot Swiss, Plettenbergbaai Groente en Vrugte, Beaufort Wes Truckstop, Louis Oosthuizen, Groor Brak Busdienste  en vele ander kontantdonateurs waarsonder ‘n ekskursie van hierdie aard nie moontlik is nie.


Neels Meyer: Voorsitter: SJB 
 

CHASA Contact Details

President: Gary Bauer
Chairperson : Stephen Palos

General Manager: Rory O'Moore
Administrator: Desirè Thysse

082 - 523 8201 (Rory)
041 - 922 5600 (Office)

admin@chasa.co.za

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JAGSKOOL MET 'N VERSKIL

Suidkaap Jagters - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Die afgelope skoolvakansie het gesorg vir groot opwinding vir 15 seuns vanuit feitlik die hele Wes-Kaap. Dit was tyd vir die tweede been van die uiters gewilde junior jagopleiding van die Suid-Kaap Jagters- en Bewaringsvereniging wat reeds in 2014 begin het. Met drie swaargelaaide voertuie en ‘n bus het ons op 26 Junie vertrek na die Noord-Kaapse Kalahari. Deeglike beplanning was noodsaaklik, aangesien ons vir tien dae in die veld in tente moes kamp met geen fasiliteite, behalwe water. Alles moes saamgaan.. van veldkombuis tot badkamer en toiletgeriewe, skietbaantoerusting,  vuurwapens en natuurlik: die kos! Lees verder...


Outdoor World
Margot Swiss
Outdoor World