As a Professional Hunter I declare that all animals are sentient creatures, and that in the highest form of the humane taking of life, as well as with respect for the game we hunt, I will at all times aim to achieve a one-shot-kill, while ensuring the responsible utilisation of all hunted game.

 

Having positively identified the animal and knowing that it may be legally hunted, in accordance within the applicable Nature Conservation Laws. I also declare that I will ensure that the rifle and cartridge, or bow and arrow combination used will be adequate for the intended animal and distance of shot.

 

As a Professional Hunter I further declare that:

  • I have respect for life.

  • I condemn killing for the sake of killing.

  • I will endeavour to put down any animal as quickly and humanely as possible.

  • I will track wounded game and always endeavour to recover same.

  • I will avoid public displays of hunted game.

  • I will conduct myself and my affairs in a manner that are in accordance with the letter and spirit of this Code of Conduct.

  • I will uphold the highest standards of ethical and responsible hunting while in the field and promote the traditions of responsible hunting.

  • I will act to promote and improve the image and integrity of professional hunting and hunting in general by supporting sound and socially acceptable hunting and conservation principles that generate incentives for conservation and social-economic benefits for wildlife stewards and people co-existing with wildlife.

  • I will obey and comply with all laws and legal requirements pertaining to hunting in all countries where such member conducts, markets or sells hunts.

  • I will obey and comply with all laws and legal requirements pertaining to the lawful and safe use of firearms.

  • I will not misrepresent myself in any way to my clients and/or fellow members.

  • I will not do anything that will bring the profession, any Associations or Brand SA into disrepute.

  • I will cooperate with and assist (where possible) other associations that share similar values and goals to the Association.

  • I will promote brand South Africa as a hunting and tourism destination within the local and international hunting and tourism industry.

  • I will observe and promote the obligations in, and purposes of, the Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000 (“the Act”).

Code Of Conduct

"A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than by a mob of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact." -Aldo Leopold