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Requirements for harvesting of Wild Game
Requirements for harvesting of Wild Game

REGISTRATION OF HUNTERS FOR THE HARVESTING OF WILD GAME INTENDED FOR EXPORT OF GAME MEAT

  1. The applicant must apply in writing to the Provincial Veterinary Authority (using Annex 8A), if he wishes to register as a game harvester for harvesting wild game animals intended for export of game meat. Registration in one province will qualify for registration in all other provinces. Copies of this registration must be kept at the Provincial Veterinary Authority offices (Provincial Director) and collectively at the South African Ostrich Business Chamber (SAOBC), who will maintain a national list of registered game harvesters. This list must be available for reference purposes at the Provincial Veterinary Authority offices or/and collectively at the South African Ostrich Business Chamber. An updated list of registered game harvesters must be forwarded together with the list of registered farms (VPN/05) to the Director: Veterinary Quarantine and Public Health, National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and to the SAOBC on a monthly basis, or as requested.
  2. Application forms as well as copies of the requirements set for harvesting of wild game intended for export of game meat (VPN/08) is obtainable at the Provincial State Veterinary (PSV) offices.
  3. The applications must be submitted at least 14 days prior to intended harvest.
  4. The leader of the harvesting team must avail himself of his personnel's competencies in harvesting and slaughter techniques and the procedures applicable in the provinces.
  5. Prospective game harvesters must avail themselves of the details contained within VPN/08. A copy of this VPN must be with the field team at all times.
  6. The leader of the harvesting team must also avail himself of the fact that one of his personnel, if it is not himself, should be qualified to the satisfaction of the PVA to do the necessary post mortem inspection of the game harvested in the field and must be in the possession of a certificate issued by an approved institution, a copy of which should be submitted together with the application to register as game harvester at least 5 days before the intended harvest. Annex 8D must be used for application to be registered as a Game Meat Inspector (GMI) or Game Meat Examiner (GME). In provinces where only official meat inspection is allowed, this proviso will fall away and the game harvesting coordinator in the province must be contacted at least 2 weeks in advance to arrange for the meat inspection on site.
  7. Inspection of equipment must take place by the PSV or his representative at the PSV's office or at point of harvest.
  8. Harvesting may not commence without a valid game harvester registration certificate.
  9. All game harvesters must be registered (Annex 8A must be used for this purpose), not only the team leader. Game harvesters must be registered annually.
  10. A game harvester, complying with the requirements described in Part III of this document, will be issued with a registration certificate containing a registration number.
  11. The registration number must be made up as follows:
    Example:
    H U 0 0 0 0 0 1

    Province/State Veterinary Area number 8/47 Prince Albert
    Game harvester number 001 1st game harvester registered in that district

    Province numbers*:
    Mpumalanga 1 KwaZulu-Natal 6
    Gauteng 2 Eastern Cape Province 7
    Northern Province 3 Western Cape Province 8
    North West Province 4 Northern Cape Province 9
    Free State 5    
    It is important to note that province numbers listed above do not have to be indicated separately, but forms part of the district numbers, ie. the first of the three district digits indicates the province and is inherent to the district number.
  12. The Provincial Veterinary Authority must keep record of all documents relating to the registration of game harvesters, GMIs and GMEs in such province. The SAOBC will be responsible for the national collation of all provincial documents relating to the registration of game harvesters, GMIs and GMEs and will supply such to the DoA on a 12. monthly basis, or as requested, as well as keep it available as reference to other provinces.
Application for registration of a game harvester for the harvesting of wild game for export
Registration certificate for game harvester harvesting wild game for export
Harvesting program to the Provincial State Veterinarian
Application for registration as a Game Meat Inspector / Game Meat Examiner
Registration certificate for a Game Meat Inspector / Game Meat Examiner for harvesting wild game for export
Progressive Official Inspection Register
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