OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE KZN HUNTING SHOOTING & CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
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Dear Fellow Hunters

All the best to you and yours for 2017. Wishing you health, happiness and good hunting.

If you have not received your membership card with the expiry date of 31 August 2017, please contact the office. We would like to remind you that membership fees are due annually on 31 August. Should you wish to make a payment arrangement in advance for 2018, please contact Rose.

We would like to welcome Lulu Mnyandu to the office. She will be on a fixed-term contract in the capacity of Admin Assistant from 16 January 2017. We trust this will be a mutually beneficial relationship and will assist us in providing a more professional service to our members and stakeholders.

Please contact Geoff Muller on 083 309 0327 to book a weekend breakaway

MEMBER WITH FAMILY: (NO-HUNTING)

ACCOMMODATION

NO HUNTING Accommodation Camping (Tent/Caravan) Cons. Levy Once off
Main member 200 180 100
Age 16+ Family 200 180 100
Age 6-16 Family 180 150 100

The Hunting Committee is currently accumulating hunting opportunities for 2017, details of which we hope to release in the next couple of weeks. All indications are that, in spite of the prevailing drought conditions, we will still have a substantial number of animals for hunting in 2017. Please could all Members and Landowners who have hunting opportunities available contact Chris or Hannelie at the office with specific details on species, prices and facilities.
Zandriver Valley Lodge hunting opportunity – Harrismith area:
May to August 2017: Wednesday – Sunday
Cold Room cost per day R 250
Tracker cost per day R 250
Vehicle available cost per day R 1000

Hunting Package 1:

4 day hunting trip
3 Hunters, accommodation @ R400 pppn, self-catering R 4800
1 x Kudu – bull, +48” R 10 000
1 x Kudu – bull, -48” R 7500
2 x Kudu – cow R 8000
2 x Blesbok (white and red) R 2000
2 x Rooibok – ram R 2400
1 x Bushpig R 800
TOTAL R35 500

Hunting Package 2:

3 Hunters, accommodation @ R400 pppn R 4800
1 x Blue Wildebeest R 5 000
1 x Kudu – bull, -48” R 7500
2 x Kudu – cow R 8000
2 x Blesbok (white and red) R 2000
2 x Rooibok – ram R 2400
1 x Bushpig R 800
TOTAL R30 500

Hunting Package 3:

3 Hunters, accommodation at Verkykerskop at R300 pppn self catering R 2700
10 x Blesbok R 10 000
2 x Zebra R 6000
1 x Bushpig R 800
TOTAL R19 500
Contact Yolandi Campher on 083 408 6776

Contact Louis Lotter on 078 100 4883 or email louis.lotter4@gmail.com for hunting opportunities offered to our members. Visit our website at www.kznhunters.co.za for animal prices and general costs. Facebook Page: Nyembe Game Farm

Due to the ongoing drought, specifically in Northern Zululand, and the effect this has had on the vegetation and wildlife, negotiations have been made with Ezemvelo to put a once-off plan in place in anticipation of hunting opportunities in Phongolo CHA for 2017. The auction at the 2016 AGM will take on a new format – we will be auctioning specific dates for accommodation at the Nkonkoni Hunting Lodge in the Phongolo Nature Reserve CHA and the animals will be paid for only when successfully harvested. Should the drought persist and the situation worsen, the hunting could be cancelled – in which case anyone wishing to cancel their accommodation booking can do so and any monies paid will be refunded. There will therefore not be any animal packages that need to be paid for up-front – and the system will operate similarly to the one adopted for Kameelkop. For example, we will be given a quota of animals by the end February 2017 from Ezemvelo, and as the animals are harvested they will reduce the quota. Therefore towards the end of the allocated hunting period, there could only be Impala and Warthog available.

General Conditions:
1. A maximum of four (4) hunters can be accommodated.
2. Minimum booking is 5 consecutive nights.
3. The minimum accommodation fee at Nkonkoni Hunting Camp is R2500 per night, with a
maximum of eight (8) beds.
4. A daily guiding fee of R100 (per day) per hunter will be payable.
5. Only animals harvested/wounded will be charged for. Animal quota is not guaranteed
until final site visit before the end of February 2017.
6. All hunts are to take place between 01 April 2017 and 31 July 2017.
7. In terms of SARS regulations, VAT will be raised on the value of the amount that exceeds
the Ezemvelo base price for the accommodation.

Animal prices:
Impala male R1400
Impala female R1200
Kudu male R6000
Kudu female R4500
Nyala male R12000
Nyala female R8000
Warthog R850
Blue Wildebeest male R4000
Blue Wildebeest female R3500
Zebra R3500

Dates available 2017:
21 April – 25 April
23 May – 28 May
27 June – 02 July
04 July – 09 July
11 July – 16 July
25 July – 30 July

The KZN Hunting, Shooting and Conservation Association is an Accredited Sport Shooting Association. By successfully completing the TYRO exercise, members can qualify to be accredited as a Handgun Sport Shooter. This will enable you to apply for a licence for an additional handgun specifically for this recognised Sport Shooting discipline. The firearm licence will be valid for 10 years.

The TYRO exercise consists of 24 shots in total within a time limit. However, the time is not too limited to exclude members who would like to use a revolver to qualify as an Accredited Handgun Sport Shooter. If you are in the Durban area, Ihawu Firearm Centre in New Germany have agreed to facilitate the training and the shooting exercise. Please contact the office to make a booking. Members outside the Durban area should contact their Branch Chairman for details.

We are pleased to mention that a few members have achieved scores in the 90% range and one of our members has achieved a full-house of 100% with a .45 ACP.

04 February KZN Open Harrismith
11 February Kings Cup NHGC
04 March Swarovski Gong Shoot Ladysmith
01 April Chasa Shoot Bloemfontein
08 April Nyala Shoot hosted by Midlands Mapstone Shooting Range
10 June PMP Group Shoot Pietermaritzburg
16 September Fin Fur Feather Clay Shoot Ladysmith
30 September Top Gun Shoot Newcastle branch only Newcastle
11 November Ding Dong Gong Shoot Ladysmith

Durban branch will host a CHASA Proficiency Graded Senior Hunters course from 23 to 26 March 2017 at Inkwazi, Umkomaas Valley. Please contact Hannelie at the office to secure your booking.

Field Guide Academy:
Following on from the raffle that we held for a hunting package at Kameelkop for one of our Junior Members, a Golf day Fundraiser has been planned for 2017. This will enable him to study towards a Level 1 qualification from July 2017 at Limpopo Field Guide Academy. Please contact Marietjie Grant on 083 253 1772 for more information.

Richards Bay Rugby Club:
Hunting package consisting of:
1 x Blue Wildebeest – bull
1 x Kudu – bull or cow
4 Night accommodation for 4 people
Hunting available from 1 April to 1 August 2017. A 4-6 day hunt can be arranged.

Situated in the Northern Cape near Upington. Bids from R15000 are invited to be sent to:
ryniekearns@yahoo.com.
You can contact Tokkie on 072 097 9922 or 060 878 1446 or email

africabreakaways@gmail.com for more information.
Additional species can be added to the package.

Variety of Waterfowl, Upland Birds over Pointers, Walkup Guineafowl & Pigeon/Doves. Join Professional Guide Todd Lutman for some quality Wing Shooting. Contact Todd Lutman on 082 419 7486 or email todd@safaribound.co.za

Umkomaas Richmond and Inhlamvini Valley Plains Game hunting available. Group and Corporate Packages are on offer. Contact Todd Lutman on 082 419 7486 or email todd@safaribound.co.za

A unique Gundog pre-season training venue, with 200 ha of natural grassland and bush as well as a number of small dams. This venue has been prepared for Pointers and Retrievers. An experienced Dog Handler is available to assist with your dogs if required. Accommodation is available for the entire family. Contact Todd Lutman on 082 419 7486 or email todd@safaribound.co.za

For sale: German Short-hair Pedigree Puppies ready in 3 weeks. Parents are working Wing Shooting dogs. Contact Todd on 082 419 7486.

Semi-custom rifle built by John Hall. Calibre 7mm Rem Mag sold with scope, lots of ammo, cases and bullet heads. R13 000 for the lot. Can be inspected at Kings, Durban.

9.3 x 62 Mauser ammo for sale:
1. Norma (20 per box) 18.5 gram, 286 grain soft nose, plastic tip – 5 boxes
2. Norma (10 per box) 15 gram hard nose – 1 box
3. RWS (10 per box) 285 grain soft nose – 8 boxes
4. Kynoch (10 per box) 285 grains soft nose – 10 boxes
5. RWS (10 per box) 285 grains copper hollow point – 1 box

Please contact Oliver Rissik on 082 807 6688 or email tlrissik@iafrica.com for more information.

Our 15th annual Golf Day will take place on 21 April 2017 at Mount Edgecombe Country
Club – Course 2, as Course 1 will be undergoing maintenance. We are happy to announce that we have negotiated the same rates as 2016.
R2100 for individuals and small businesses.
R2400 for corporate companies.
The format will be a 4-ball alliance. Please contact Hannelie at the office if you can assist with prizes, and sponsorships, or would like to book your team. Please support this event.

Please submit high res photos, articles and hunting stories to Chris at the office before 03 May 2017 for inclusion in the next edition. Thank you to those members who have already submitted material – remember, this is your magazine and it is your stories and photos that make it interesting.

Please submit details of all first time
After receiving complaints that information is not getting through to some members, it transpired that we have incorrect (or no) email addresses for some members. Please contact Lulu Mnyandu at the office to confirm your contact details if you believe that we need to update our records. You can also visit our website at www.kznhunters.co.za and update your information.

The office is officially open on Monday to Friday from 07h30 to 16h00.

Please come and browse through our range of hunting gear and casual gear when you visit the Office. It is never too early to prepare for the hunting season or purchase a gift for a friend or loved one. You can contact Rose at the office for a price list or visit our Website.