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Why become a member of SAHGCA?
SAHGCA, better known as SA Hunters, was established in 1949, making it the oldest hunting and conservation association in South Africa that looks after the collective interests of conservationists, hunters, sport shooters and firearm owners.

SA Hunters has been accredited with the SAPS as a hunting and sport shooting association, which authorises it to grant and administer dedicated hunter status, dedicated sport shooter status and -more recently- also professional hunter status.

Represented nationally by 82 branches and more than 44 000 members, it has the largest footprint of any hunting and conservation organisation in South Africa.

To date SA Hunters is the only association which, over the past 9 years, successfully brought High Court applications against the SAPS to preserve the right to own firearms (despite the last negative outcome in the Constitutional Court).

SA Hunters has taken leadership in many areas within the wildlife sector, including promoting responsible hunting.

The association's Head office is situated in Pretoria at Inyathi Park -home to the largest collection of South African and international game trophies- where our experienced and qualified friendly staff are always willing to assist our members.
What does SAHGCA do for its members?
  • Encourage and promote game and nature conservation; and establish hunting and conservation as interdependent and inseparable activities
  • Liaise and co-operate with the authorities towards fair and suitable legislation in wildlife management and conservation, hunting and meat processing and on the ownership and use of firearms by hunters and sport shooters
  • Promote and organise hunting and shooting opportunities that will encourage members to develop an interest in hunting and shooting activities
  • Promote the image of hunters and sportshooters among all interested parties
  • Liaise with relevant local and international organisations in meeting the objectives of SAHGCA and promoting members' interests
  • Create an environment where members can participate in social activities that are related to hunting, sportshooting and conservation
  • Deliver outstanding service to members
Tangible benefits to members
  • 8 SA Hunter magazines and/or 6 Man Magnum magazines per annum
  • Public liability insurance of R20 million to cover incidents related to shooting and hunting
  • Discounted entry fees at HuntEx, the annual expo by hunters for hunters
  • Discount on purchases for a number of products from identified suppliers. For the complete list click here.
  • MyBonus/AgriBonus membership and benefits
  • Easy online access for members to manage their SAHGCA profile (shooting scores, achievements, activity log etc.) via the web, our Android app, or iOS app
  • Support with hunting licences/permits and meat transport/import permits
  • Support with firearm licence matters
  • Endorsements for firearm license applications issued within 24 hours
  • Dedicated status issued within 48 hours after receipt of properly completed application and supporting documentation
  • Courtesy reminders via e-mail and SMS approximately 120 and 100 days before a firearm licence expires (if recorded on member's SAHGCA profile)
  • All branches offer dedicated hunter and sport shooter training towards achieving dedicated status, which is requirement in terms of the Firearms Control Act for anyone wishing to own more than four firearms
  • Training for Range officers and Trophy measurers
  • Monthly social meetings on branch level, as well as social activities for our youth
Membership fees
Membership renewable after 1 year from date of application
Ordinary member (No magazine) R820
(Members – age 26 to 64) Joining fee R100 + Membership fee R720
Ordinary member (1 magazine) * R1080
(Members – age 26 to 64) Joining fee R100 + Membership fee R980
Ordinary member (2 magazines) ** R1300
(Members – age 26 to 64) Joining fee R100 + Membership fee R1200
Ordinary member age 18-25 (No magazine) R460
(Members – age 18 to 25) Joining fee R25 + Membership fee R435
Ordinary member age 18-25 (1 magazine) * R545
(Members – age 18 to 25) Joining fee R25 + Membership fee R520
Ordinary member age 18-25 (2 magazines) ** R785
(Members – age 18 to 25) Joining fee R25 + Membership fee R760
Senior member (No magazine) R370
(Members older than 65)
Senior member (1 magazine) * R390
(Members older than 65)
Senior member (2 magazines) ** R640
(Members older than 65)
Junior member R225
(Once-off payment until member's 18th birthday)
Spouse member R225
(Spouse of active member)
Foreign member * R980
(Year fee)
Life member * R18 000
*Choice of SA Hunter or Man Magnum magazine included
**SA Hunter and Man Magnum magazine included
Membership application
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You may also download one of the application forms below:
SA Hunters membership application form
SA Jagters lidmaatskap aansoekvorm
For manual applications, please send your application to the contact details provided at the bottom of the application form.
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