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EC Provincial Gazette 2016 Hunting Proclamation

Official Gazetted 2016 EC Provincial Hunting Proclamation.

This is an extract of the 52 page document (3676_30-5_ECape) which was downloaded off the Government Printers website, www.gpwonline.co.za.  For some unknown reason the general notice #22 was combined with another proclamation #1, another notice #133 and a local authority notice #47, all of which are irrelevant to our notice.

Next year the dates of the hunting season will run from the 1st of a month to the last day of a month.

This was agreed upon by all participants, of the Stakeholders in the EC Safari Industry Committee (SECSICOM), at a meeting held on 31 May 2016.

Should the EC Provincial Hunting Proclamation, for some unavoidable and unfortunate incident ever be delayed again, the dates in the current years proclamation will remain effective.

Received from Tim de Jongh, EC Dept. Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism - 082 461 4087

 

 

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East Cape legislation

The following information is summarised notes taken from the Eastern Cape legislation and focuses on the acceptable control methods for specific predators and which methods would require permits in the Eastern Cape.

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EC legislation regarding Dog Hunting Packs & the use of Poison

LEGISLATION REGARDING BLACK-BACKED JACKAL & CARACAL DOG HUNTING PACKS

You may keep a dog pack, there is no restriction safe those of the SPCA, which you can get from them.

However, the Ordinance on Nature and Environmental Conservation, Ordinance 19 of 1974, and Provincial Notice No. 955 of 1975 stipulates the following:

  1. (1) (b)     The MEC may make regulations regulating and restricting the use of dogs in the hunting of any wild animal in any area in respect of which the operation of section 29 (l) has been suspended by proclamation under section 79 (b),

Section 42 of the Regulations (Provincial Notice No. 955 of 1975) state:

No owner of land in an area in which the application of section 29 (l) of the ordinance has been suspended by proclamation under section 79 (b) of the ordinance may permit the use of more than eight dogs over the age of one year and four dogs under the age of one year in any particular hunt on such land.

 

MAY THEY GO ONTO ANY FARM WITHOUT PERMISSION

No they may not!  Ordinance on Nature and Environmental Conservation, Ordinance 19 of 1974 stipulates:

To summarize Section 39 and 40 – you may only hunt on someone else’s property if you have their written permission, which has to be in your possession during the hunt.

 

LEGISLATION REGARDING USING POISON

Extract of the hunting proclamation:

SPECIES & DISTRICT

HUNTING SEASON

DAILY BAG LIMIT

(per person per day)

CONDITIONS & SUSPENSION OF LISTED SECTIONS

Applicable to all districts in the Eastern Cape portion of the former Cape of Good Hope.

 

 

 

Black-backed jackal

(Canis mesomelas)

Caracal

(Caracal caracal)

1 January - 31 December

Unrestricted

Section 29 (a) [poison] - only poison registered specifically for these species may be used, (b) [artificial light] & (e) [night] - note paragraph 2, (d) [trap] - it excludes wire snares & any gin trap without an offset & a set screw, (g) [calibre less than five coma six millimetres], (h) [automatic] & (l) [dog]

Section 33(1) - use of a motor vehicle only

Only poison registered specifically for these species may be used – only 1080 poison collars may be used on livestock to control predators1080 may NOT be extracted from the collar and then used!

Another extract from the hunting proclamation referring to poison:

Rodents (excluding porcupines)

1 January - 31 December

Unrestricted

Section 29 (a) [poison] - ONLY poison registered as a rodenticide under Act No. 36 of 1947 is allowed and may only be used indoors, (b) [artificial light], (d) [trap] - confined only to the use of a cage & excludes any other illegal method such as wire snares & any gin trap, (e) [night] & (g) [calibre less than five coma six millimetres]

Section 29 (a) [poison] - ONLY poison registered as a rodenticide under Act No. 36 of 1947 is allowed and may only be used indoors,

 

 Information supplied by Tim de Jongh, DEDEA East Cape - Tel no (045) 808 4000 (July 2015)

 

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