The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA) is a voluntary association managed by members for members. Branches and their activities are the heartbeat of the organisation.

The Springbok branch is involved in a number of different projects, and this short video highlights their work.

Boetie Kirchner is the manager of hunting affairs at SA Hunters, and his work involves the diverse aspects of responsible hunting in South Africa. In this video, the different work this department carries out is explained.


Submit your comments on the Western Cape hunting proclamations for 2023

The Western Cape will start reviewing its hunting proclamations for 2023. On 22 August, Cape Nature invited interested parties to submit written comments on Hunting Notice No 141/2021 as published in the Government Gazette on 12 November 2021.

Members are requested to participate in an important survey of biltong hunters by Northwest University


Northwest University’s school for Tourism Research in Economics, Environs, and Society (TREES) will again survey the contribution of biltong hunters to the country’s economy in 2022.

The 2018 survey indicated that the local hunting sector contributed approximately R13 billion to the economy. Members are requested to complete the survey which is available here.


Members involved in saving pangolins

Picture by @kudumeyer

Because of the threats to pangolins, the association initiated a project in support of pangolin conservation.

Contribute to the Conservation of Ground Hornbills


SA Hunters participated as a member of the Ground Hornbill Working Group in discussions with other role players on the future conservation of the species.

How you can reduce the negative impact of Feral Domestic Cats on Biodiversity


Recent research on the impact of stray domestic cats in Cape Town and Table Mountain National Park indicated that city cats kill 27.5 million prey animals per year, including 203 000 from the park.


Browning-SA Hunters National Shotgun Championship 2022


The results of all forthcoming regional shotgun shooting events between now and 31 July 2023 will be considered for the 2023 competition.

Results of the National President Shoot and Inter Branch Team Shoot are available


The National Inter Branch Team Shooting and the President Shooting Competitions were held on 19 and 20 August 2022. The Team Shoot was held on 19 August.

National Sport Shooting Events


Thanks to all the sport shooters that supported the regional sport shooting competitions. Qualifying shootists will receive their invitations to the national championship in September.


When flying with firearms to and from Bloemfontein


SA Hunters received a notice from Marakalalo Vuurwapens, a courier that receives firearms at the airport for passengers flying to and from Bloemfontein with their firearms.

Marakalalo requires prior notice of four (4) days to provide this service. Please make arrangements well in advance. Read the letter here.


Photography Club

The photography club is still gaining popularity. Read more about the club, training opportunities, and monthly competitions and prizes here.

Latest Photography News

The club also provides information about the Photographer of the Year competition.

Offers to Members - November 2022

The Doctari ivory knife project will end soon. There are only 42 items left in this limited series of 500 Buck knives at R1 000 each.