The East Rand branch will celebrate its 15th birthday on 13 November with an event not to be forgotten. The current Chairman, Gert Liesching, is also a founding member of the branch and has been at the helm for the past four years.
Furthermore, the branch has:
"Â¢ in 2007 received recognition as both the best branch with more than 1000 members, as well as the overall winner out of 56 branches
"Â¢ in 2008 again won the prize for the best branch with more than 1000 members
"Â¢ already received 25 Presidential Awards from the SAHGCA for its members.
One of the remarkable projects of the East Randers is a gourmet course where men and women kom together to make delectable dishes from venison.
The branch does everything in its power to encourage juniors and, among others, organise supervised courses where pigeons are shot with air-guns.
On weekends, an "old-haps hunt"Â� is organized for newbies, the gunless and over-sixties. Here, the young ones do the cooking.
Then there is the "rough hunt"Â�, where the man is unleashed in a place sporting but a windmill and a long drop. Should the man consider shooting a huge kudu, he has to seriously weigh up his chances of hauling the beast to the camp, as there are mountains, bushes and ravines to recon with.
The East Randers are going to produce 350kg of game sausage and hamburger patties for the SAHGCA's game festival.
Then they will also host the SAHGCA Presidential Shoot later this year.
Fifteen productive years, for sure.
[ Back ]