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Hunting Gear

Edition 28 February 2017

Genade Dood

Published in Hunting

Genade dood

deur Ge Jooste

Ek probeer elke jaar ’n elandbul en -koei skiet vir tafelvleis vir my familie vir die volgende jaar of so. My jag vir die twee bokke het hierdie jaar weer by ’n vriend se plaas op Speculatie, Limpopo plaasgevind. Die bokke word glad nie van ’n voertuig af geskiet nie, maar liewers te voet.

Barrel Death Sentence: Pre-Hunting Season Rifle Checks

by Eduan Prince

Hunting season is upon us all, with the thought of sighting the great African Ghost looming at the back of our minds. However, before we can lust after the adrenaline rush, the smell of the African Sahara burning our throats, and the ominous African sun beating down on the back of our necks, we need to ensure our hardware, our tools of the trade, are set up and ready to echo the sound of eternal glory (and bragging rights).

Hunting with the family

by Johann Hershensohn

Maiden shoot for daughter and wife on the same weekend.

Next-Generation Female Hunters

by Magda Naude

Female hunters are still the exception to the rule in South Africa. However, gender taboos are making room for a new generation of financially-independent, young, professional and career women who embrace a hunting and outdoor lifestyle.

Kaapjag Update

by Liesl Venter

What with dealing with the impact of the devastating drought, renewing firearm licences, and contending with changing game-meat regulations, 2017 promises to not have a single dull moment for hunters.

Variables of Long-Range Hunting 

by Knut-Eric Rognes from Norway

When I started my career as a hunter 20 years ago, I bought a Tikka M595 and a small Shirestone scope, 3-9x40 and 100 rounds of ammo, and shot three red deer in a season. Nothing fancy about it, maximum 100 m, and a shot in the middle of the shoulder. This is how it is done nowadays as well, as hunting has had a slow development (apart from better optics, that is).

Hunting Gear

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Voetfout

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Voetfout  deur Christophe Roelofse

Die jagseisoen het reeds ‘n wye draai geloop, maar trek noustrop, ten laaste is daar nog die belofte van ‘n netjiese ou blouwildebeesbul in die wind. Ek het hom vroeër die seisoen reeds twee maal uitgedaag, maar die bloubul is uitgeslape en kies sy slagveld wys. Dis ‘n pragdier, hy lyk soos ‘n Bison wat kop en skouers uitstaan bo die res met ‘n kenmerkende ritmiese drafstap.

The Occasional Sport Shooting or Hunting Licences by Damian Enslin

One of the easier types of licences to obtain is the occasional sport shooting or occasional hunting licence in terms of Section 15 of the Firearms Control Act, 60 of 2000 (FCA). Although the FCA appears to have few stipulations for such a licence, my experience in having dealt with such applications for some time, as well as dealing with appeals after such licence applications have been refused, means I have a fairly good idea of what is required by SAPS.