Services & Marketing
A number of very attractive commercial benefits are available to our members, including discounts on firearm purchases and commissions that can be earned. See the PHASA website for details and the e-newsletters for regular updates: Access this link!
SERVICES & MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Firearms Control Act. PHASA was instrumental in bringing Section 16A into the Act and was the first association to be accredited in terms thereof. Section 16A caters specifically for professional hunters. PHASA assists our members with obtaining firearms licences under this section, and also with accreditation to Conduct Business in Hunting. The application for “Professional Hunter” status and SAPS 271 (Application to possess a firearm) can be downloaded from the PHASA website.
Ensure a trouble-free arrival in South Africa for your clients. We arrange their Temporary firearm import permits at very competitive prices prior to arrival. The service includes meeting them at the SAPS office at OR Tambo International with their permits and assistance with obtaining their firearms. We require all necessary documentation at least 25 days (in some cases 6 weeks) prior to your clients’ arrival. The relevant SAPS forms can be downloaded from the PHASA website. Further details, including airline policies and rates, can be obtained from the PHASA website or from the PHASA office.
The PHASA Trophy Medal Programme acknowledges our clients’ success in hunting exceptional trophy animals. Gold, silver and bronze medals together with attractive certificates are awarded. The certificates include the hunter’s name, species, score, place and date of hunt and the names of the professional hunter and outfitter. You can, if you plan to travel past the PHASA office after your safari, order the medals and certificates in advance. We will have them ready for collection and you can hand them over to your clients at the office before they depart. Scoring is based on the SCI Methods of Measurement. Sample sets of medals and certificates are available to promote the programme to your clients. Members and non-members receive commission on every medal sold (refunded twice a year). All major credit cards are accepted. Contact the PHASA office for the latest rates, entry form(s) and full details regarding scoring. (This service is also available to non-members)
Accommodation at the PHASA house. PHASA members in good standing and their clients can use the PHASA house in Irene, Pretoria, for overnight accommodation. The house is conveniently situated near the N1/R21 intersection. There is secure parking, a fully equipped kitchen and a braai area. There are two bedrooms, one with two double and two single beds, and one with two double beds, both with en suite bathrooms. Linen and towels are supplied. No catering is provided. There are restaurants in the nearby area to suit all tastes and budgets or you can bring your own food and beverages. Time of arrival and departure need to be convenient to PHASA staff and prior reservation is required. The rates are very reasonable. Details can be obtained from the PHASA office.
On-line Hunting Services adverts. Take advantage of the power of electronic media. Many potential clients visit the PHASA website to obtain details of PHASA members before deciding on where and with whom to book their hunts. PHASA’s on-line hunting services advertisements will help to put your business on the map for a fraction of the price of conventional advertising. This option enables you to have a web presence through the PHASA website with the option of a link to your website. Space is allowed for one image (jpeg or tif format, approximately 16 kb, 178 x 152 px), either your logo or a trophy or lodge photo, and about 100 words of text. The text should include your company name, contact details, web address (if you want a link), the name of the outfitter, province(s) where you hunt, game available and a few general comments. Simply e-mail the images and text to us and we will get you on the web! Adverts in PHASA’s Hunting Services Section are exclusive to PHASA members. Contact the PHASA office for the latest rates.
Simple web link. If you have a website you can choose to simply have your web link listed next to your name on the PHASA members’ list on the PHASA website. This is free of charge.
Adverts in the PHASA magazine. Various options are available. Substantial discounts apply if you book and pay for two or more publications in advance. Contact the PHASA office regarding deadlines, artwork and rates.
Adverts in the PHASA weekly newsletter.
• FREE ADVERTS:
– Once-off Game available for sale / game wanted to purchase
– Once-off Hunts available / wanted
– Once-off Game farms / Concessions – available, for sale or wanted
– PHASA members work wanted
– Work offered: Hunting Industry related
Please note: Fees will be charged for any future advertising of the same product during the calendar year (Excluding work offered & PHASA members work wanted)
• PAID ADVERTS:
– Marketing of Non-hunting industry products, e.g. game auctions, printing services, insurance cover, cell phones, etc.
– Hunting Business advertisements, e.g. Safari company regularly advertising hunts or game available.
– Marketing of services related to the hunting industry, e.g. freight services, guest houses, charters, lodges, shuttles, etc.
Contact the PHASA office for the criteria and rates!
Registers. Professional hunting registers, remuneration books and taxidermy registers are available from the PHASA office at affordable rates.