Author: CPHC-SA

Press Release Feb 2019

It has come to our attention that there are many false allegations and assumptions, perpetuated and advanced by some of our detractors, about Custodians and we would like to put the record straight on these issues. Firstly, we are not against hunting behind high fences. Many of our members are game farm owners themselves and we recognise that almost all hunting in South Africa is fenced. Secondly, we have never attacked game farmers but have warned that certain practices within the game farming industry have little hunting value and are detrimental to the image and marketing of hunting a...
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Dallas Safari Club

Dallas Safari Club certainly rolled out the red carpet for Custodians. I was warmly received by executive members Corey Mason, Karl Evans and Richard Cheatham. Richard Cheatham has been appointed CEO of the Dallas Safari Club Foundation which is a new appointment and hopefully we will develop a fruitful relationship with this foundation going forward. Once again we started the show with an OPHAA meeting where it was explained to those attending what we are working towards with OPHAA, namely to prevent illegal cross border operators as well as to form a united front with our respective go...
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SCI Reno

It seems that everybody knew of Custodians before we even arrived at SCI. We have certainly caused a stir in the hunting world. Welcomed by almost all. On the first morning I attended the Guides and Outfitters meeting with SCI where the usual issues relating to the industry on a global scale was discussed. Again the emphasis was on social media and the negative exposure hunting is receiving in the international press. The second meeting was the OPHAA meeting where the emphasise was on upholding ethics and how the different countries can work together to stop cross border malpractices. To...
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The Africa Wildlife Consultative Forum

The AWCF is sponsored by the SCI Foundation and is a gathering of all recognised regional professional hunting bodies as well as government representatives, scientists and researchers in an effort to share information, collaborate on mutual issues and best practices with the purpose of advancing wildlife conservation through sustainable use. This year was the 16th AWCF and Custodians were invited to attend for the first time. OPHAA (Operators and Professional Hunting Associations of Africa) members all attend the AWCF and have their own meeting on the first morning. Custodians are recogn...
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Captive lion breeding for hunting in South Africa colloquium – Day 2

Chairperson: Mr MP Mapulane (ANC) Meeting Summary The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs hosted a Colloquium on captive lion breeding entitled Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting in South Africa: Harming or Promoting the Conservation Image of the Country. Day Two of the Colloquium was divided into three parts. In part one, questions were asked and comments were made based on the previous day’s presentations. The Scientific Authority of the South African National Biodiversity Institute indicated that it was not answerable to the public, but was only answerable to the Minister o...
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Captive lion breeding for hunting in South Africa colloquium – Day 1, with Minister present

Chairperson: Mr M Mapulane (ANC) Meeting Summary The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs hosted a two-day colloquium on captive lion breeding under the title: Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting In South Africa: Harming Or Promoting The Conservation Image Of The Country. Day One of the Colloquium was divided into four parts. In part one, the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs gave an opening address and Ms Edna Molewa, Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) gave the key note address. The Chairperson stressed that this Colloquium w...
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Meetings Held In Parliament

Greetings MembersHope all is well with you.  I just want to take a moment and update you on the meeting held in Parliament - Cape Town on Tuesday and Wednesday (21st and 22nd August)As you know information has already done the rounds on social media, which I am sure you have all seen, however I thought a bit more insight from my side and CPHC will give the rest of the exco and members, who were unable to attend, of what transpired.First, a big thanks to Lizanne from SA Hunters for putting all the stats and info together, which was very ably presented by Paul.The speaker and mediator on behalf ...
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BookYourHunt

Dear members,BookYourHunt, which is the first and the biggest platform for booking hunting trips online just have recently celebrated their third-year anniversary being driven by the idea of an online marketplace where outfitters can offer their hunts, and hunters’ book directly, at the outfitter’s price, with no hidden or extra costs. This idea has proven to be a huge success with hundreds of hunters having found their hunting adventures on BookYourHunt.com.Due to growing demand BookYourHunt is looking to engage additional reliable outfitters who provide great guiding services, like our membe...
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Allegations about SA Hunters on Facebook page of Jagters SA

Rumours are circulating on the Facebook page of Jagters SA (it is not our Association’s page), that SA Hunters during its participation in the colloquium of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on “Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting in South Africa: Harming or Promoting the Conservation Image of the Country”, discredited hunting and compromised the property rights of game farmers or their rights to farm with game as they see fit,”.There is no truth in these allegations. In terms of its constitution, SA Hunters has an obligation to protect the long-term interests of its...
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