Driven hunt outcry

A driven hunt in Limpopo caused uproar after M-Net’s Carte Blanche ran an insert about the planned hunt, “with scant regard to providing adequate facts” on the legality of the recognised sport, the SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA)said.

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The hunt followed a traditional European pproach in which beaters walk through the bush and drive animals towards hunters. An impression was created on social media that the game was being subjected to illegal hunting methods, which was not true, the association said.

The Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism found no wrongdoing at the Polokwane farm where
the hunt took place. SAHGCA CEO, Fred  Camphor, said reporting like that, “tends to paint all hunting in a bad light which is certainly not
desirable or justified. SAHGCA’s door is always open to the media and other organisations, and we will gladly provide them with facts about hunting in South Africa”.