Hunting

Occasional Hunter

In terms of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000, any firearm owner may apply for a license under Section 15 of the act to become an Occasional Hunter.

Occasional Hunters are persons who only hunt occasionally from time to time and for what ever reason, would not be hunting twice or more per year or it could be that someone would like to go on their first hunt and buy a firearm fir the purpose. Occasional hunters do not have to submit activities per year to maintain the status.

Occasional Hunters, unlike Dedicated Hunters, may not have in their possession more than 200 rounds of ammunition per license. Occasional Hunters are still limited to only four firearms. Also note the restriction on the firearms licensed under this section.

 

Dedicated Hunter

In terms of the Firearms Control (Act 60 of 2000), an accredited Hunting Association, may register its members as a dedicated hunter, if such a member is a member in good standing and the member has completed the prescribed training course.

The Act further states that the association needs to regularly evaluate the bona fides of the dedicated member, to remain a dedicated hunter by regularly participating in the applicable hunting activities as the case may be.

A member with a dedicated hunter status may apply for their firearm under section 16 of the act. A comprehensive motivation still needs to be submitted with each application and dedicated status alone does not guarantee license approval.

A member who has been granted dedicated status and maintains the status as prescribed in Act and this document, may hold in their possession more than 200 rounds of ammunition for which they have the relevant license and may also possess more than 2400 primers.

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