Post Date: 18 Oct 2019
Written by Frikkie Blom
The SHC was held in September this year from the 12th to the 15th. The venue was the all familiar Nkwazi Lodge. Ten hunters attended the course including three scholars who joined us old guys.
As is the norm, a very high standard was set and everybody young and old learned something new with the help of Sakkie van Vuuren and the other mentors on course namely Mithesh Maharaj and Johan Minnie. They made it easy for us to understand and to get the knowledge under our belt. The course was presented in a very professional manner. Between lectures Sakkie even played the house cook as well and dished up some great food for the guys. I know I speak for everybody when I say that we had a wonderful time and had lots of fun around the campfire or even while socialising between lectures. It was an absolute pleasure to meet such a fantastic bunch of guys.
I also want to take my hat off to you three scholars from Maritzburg College. You already had an amazing knowledge of hunting and conservation and you had the ability to show us old guys a thing or two on the shooting range. You were gentlemen and showed us so much respect which proved to us all what you are made of. You are a credit to our hunting Association.
It is up to us as dedicated hunters to do our part in conservation and to pass it on to our children and to encourage others to develop a culture of conservation to preserve the beauty of nature for future generations to come. Thank you again for the privilege to attend the SHC.
I know that I have made friends for life on this course and wish that everybody who has not done the SHC will make an effort to attend someday.