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Suidkaap Jagters - Thursday, April 21, 2016

SOUTH AFRICAN PREDATOR ASSOCIATION Lees verder...

SJB HOU VELDSKIET OP PRINCE ALBERT

Suidkaap Jagters - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Die Suid-Kaap Jagters en Bewaringsvereniging (SJB) het Saterdag, 16 April ‘n geslaagde skietdag aangebied op Joseph Steyn se  plaas Rietfontein, naby Prince Albert. 68 skuts het uit alle uithoeke opgedaag om aan die kompetisie deel te neem. Aanloklike pryse is geborg deur Johan van Wyk, eienaar van Bay Guns op Mosselbaai. Die Bay Guns Veldskiet is een van ons grootste jaarlikse veldskiete wat toeneem in gewildheid.  Die fokus van die dag was om werklike jagtoestande na te boots en sodoende die skuts se skietvernuf te toets en reg te stel vir die komende jagseisoen.  Wat verblywend is is dat daar so baie dames en juniors aan die kompetisie deelgeneem het.  Daar is in vier katogorië deelgeneem nl. Seniors, juniors, dames en veterane. Lees verder...

AANSTELLING VAN HOOFUITVOERENDE BEAMPTE - CHASA

Suidkaap Jagters - Friday, April 15, 2016


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VLEISVERWERKINGS-INLIGTINGSDAG 9 APRIL 2016

Suidkaap Jagters - Friday, April 15, 2016

Werk slim met vleis en spaar Lees verder...

WATERWEEK MET 'N VERSKIL (VELDSKOOL)

Suidkaap Jagters - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vanaf sy stigting 25 jaar gelede, beskou die Suid-Kaap Jagters- en Bewaringsvereniging (SJB) junior opleiding as een van die hoof prioriteite op die jaarprogram. Die Vereniging word beskou as  leiers op hierdie gebied en verskeie natuur- en jagverwante kursusse  is deur die jare ontwikkel om aan kinders blootstelling in die natuur te gee om hulle reeds op jeugdige ouderdom te begelei om keuses te kan maak rondom gesonde maniere van ontspanning, waarvan buitelug aktiwiteite natuurlik voorkeur geniet. Hierdie kursusse en kampe is  deur SJB ontwikkel, is deur CHASA (Jagterskonfederasie van Suid Afrika) aanvaar en goedgekeur as nasionale standaard en word  deur jagtersverenigings landwyd aangebied. Lees verder...

SSK SKIETDAG TE BUFFELJAGSRIVIER

Suidkaap Jagters - Friday, February 19, 2016

Saterdagoggend douvoordag, het die manne nog finale baanuitlegte afgerond. Die bakkies het ‘n stoffie uit die grondpaadjie laat opslaan en die  konvooi ywerige en opgewonde skuts het van alle hoeke en kante bymekaargetrek. Ou vriende is weer gegroet en die stories is uitgeruil. Lees verder...

HANDWAPEN SKIETDAG

Suidkaap Jagters - Thursday, January 28, 2016

Die afgelope Saterdag het die Suid-Kaap Jagters en Bewaringsvereniging ‘n baie leersame en interessante handwapenkursus aangebied. Die kursus is aangebied deur Sieg Liebner, befame SA handwapenskut en verantwoordelik vir sportskiet by CHASA (Jagterskonfederasie van SA) Lees verder...

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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SJB SUID-KAAP GHONG CHALLENGE

Suidkaap Jagters - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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CHASA NUUSBRIEF NOVEMBER 2015

Suidkaap Jagters - Monday, November 23, 2015

 CHASA Newsletter  

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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