Criteria for Professional Hunters Permit

The applicant must have:

  1. Proof that he/she attended a registered Professional Hunting School & possesses the necessary knowledge, ability, skill & experience required, as well as having passed the relevant practical examinations.
  2. Proof that he/she has successfully completed the theoretical examination set by the relevant Provincial Nature Conservation Authorities.  No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall be issued a permit to operate as a Professional Hunter.
  3. Note: Unless the applicant can submit written proof of having at least sixty (60) days experience hunting dangerous game or, alternative, of being in possession of a valid permit before 30 March 1997—-his/her professional hunter’s permit will be endorsed to exclude the hunting of elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, and hippo.
  4. Submitted an application within one (1) year of obtaining a certificate from the Director of the Hunting School which he/she attended.
  5. Membership of a recognized Professional Hunters’ Association.

Renewal of a Professional Hunter’s Permit will be subject to:

  1. The applicant must submit proof that he/she has undertaken (as a professional hunter); at least three (3) hunts or completed a minimum of twenty-one (21) hunting days with an overseas client, during that three (3) years preceding the application.
  2. Should the requirements of (1.) above not be fulfilled, the applicant must be re-tested at the discretion of the Director of a Professional Hunting School and the theoretical exams re-written.
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