Post Date: 8 Mar 2021
Integrity is a word that is seldom associated with the biltong hunting fraternity in Southern Africa. We all (both farmers and hunters) seem to get painted with the brush that is associated with those on the bottom rung of the ethics ladder.
I’ve developed a web platform (f2h.co.za), a cross between a Yellow Pages and an Airbnb, that aims to address some of the integrity shortfalls.
Farmers list their hunting opportunities, on their own webpage, on f2h.co.za. It costs them nothing thus no costs to pass on to hunters. This is the “Yellow Pages” part. Hunters are able to search and find everything related to bilton hunting on a single website.
Hunters pay a very small (less than the cost of a box of ammo) annual subscription for access to the f2h.co.za where all the abovementioned listings reside. The essence of the platform is that every time a hunter visits a farm, both he and the farmer will review the other from within the platform. This is the “Airbnb” part.
The biggest problem facing hunters is that they know too few farmers. The biggest problem facing farmers is where to find hunters that they do not have to play policeman from the moment the hunter arrives on the farm.
With reviews being mandatory, both parties are now able to make their decisions after carefully considering the opinions of their peers. Hunters have limitless opportunities, literally at their fingertips. For R300 plus VAT a year, they are able to see what fellow hunters have said about a farm and then book as many places as they can afford to go. Farmers are able to see what fellow farmers have said about the applicant and make up their minds accordingly.
We do not take ANY money from farmers so it is not possible for a farm to appear at the “top” of or higher up any search page. All farms are ranked equally. No longer will hunters have to travel long distances for “less than advertised” facilities and animals while having to put up with exorbitant hidden costs. No longer will farmers be at a disadvantage concerning the ethics and character of the hunter applying to hunt on his farm. Everyone in the biltong hunting fraternity now has the incentive to be on their best behavior.
The transparency of the review system, all in one place on the internet, will ensure that integrity becomes the essence of the biltong hunting scene.
The benefits of this platform for hunters are genuinely too numerous to list here. As to the disadvantages, there simply aren’t any.
Could I ask you and your management team to look at the attached video. It is just over 5 minutes and purports to take a hunter through all the steps of the process from sitting down to find a place to hunt until reviewing the farm after the hunt.
I will be happy to consider suggestions on some sort of mechanism that would accelerate the adoption of the platform by your members.
Although new farms are being loaded daily, the more farms on the database, the better for everyone. With this in mind, f2h.co.za will pay a signed up hunter R100.00 for every viable farm that they get to list on the platform.
Thanking you in advance and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.
After watching the video, go to f2h.co.za click the little “Sign In” button on the top right.
Next to Username, type in Joblogz and next to Password, joseph (NB! Password changes every few days. Please phone me if it’s out of date and your exco would like to view some farms.)
and then the red Login button below.
Use the search features as per the video.
Please find our introductory offer to KZN Hunters
Your members can click the following links for a perspective of how they will immeasurably enhance their hunting experience by signing up to f2h.co.za (a cross between The Yellow Pages and Airbnb).
Click on this link (Hunter searching for a place to hunt) for an overview of the process from the time a hunter sits down to look for a place to hunt all the way through to his arriving back home and giving the farm a review.
After watching the video above, watch How to sign up to f2h co za and claim your coupon.
KZN Hunting members will benefit from a 30% discount when they sign up before the end of March 2021, using the coupon code KZNHSCA#3X10
Please note that neither of the YouTube videos are available to the general public for obvious reasons. You can only view them if you have the link.
Looking forward to having your members on board and having “first bite at the cherry” so to speak.
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