Occasional Hunter

In terms of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000, any firearm owner may apply for a license under Section 15 of the act to become an Occasional Hunter.

Occasional Hunters are persons who only hunt occasionally from time to time and for what ever reason, would not be hunting twice or more per year or it could be that someone would like to go on their first hunt and buy a firearm fir the purpose. Occasional hunters do not have to submit activities per year to maintain the status.

Occasional Hunters, unlike Dedicated Hunters, may not have in their possession more than 200 rounds of ammunition per license. Occasional Hunters are still limited to only four firearms.

Also note the restriction on the firearms licensed under this section.

Section 15

  • (1)(a) a handgun which is not fully automatic
  • (1)(b) rifle or shotgun which is not fully or semi automatic

Note, to apply for a license under this section still requires a full motivation