The training of hunting guides and farm workers to equip them to engage in partnerships on a business level with game farmers is one of the piority projects of the SAHGCA which it is undertaking in cooperation with the Lephalale FET College.
"It will take us to Agri BEE status,"Â� Dr Herman (Krappies) Els aaid in an interview.
"Wit the necessary skills farm workers can become entrepreneurs in cooperation with the commercial game farmers on whose farms they work."Â�
Part of the plan is to train trainers at the Lephalale FET College who can then train employees on the farms to save costs and time.
Photo material rather than thick text books will be used to train prospective guides to distinguish mammals and predators and to know the difference between male and female animals. The book can be carried in one's pocket.
Guides who have passed the courses will receive and SAHGCA badge on his uniform and farmers will be a ble to advertise that their guides passed the courses which they may use in the marketing of their facilities.
Employees will also be taught carcass and skin processing to provide a complete service to hunters.
Guides will be taught how to identify trees, birds, grass, insects and snakes. Apart from tacking, they will also be trained to determine horn lengths to help hunters to determine what they are going to pay for an animal. Furthermore, client treatment and basic firswt aid form part of the course.
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