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The Zimbabwe Hunters Association (ZHA) is a legally constituted Association formed in 1947 to represent the citizen hunters in Zimbabwe.

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Who are our Members?

Membership of the ZHA is restricted to citizens and residents of Zimbabwe. Present membership is approximately 100 full hunting, non-hunting and junior-hunting members.

What does the ZHA offer its members?

In accordance with its objectives the ZHA sources and administers affordable hunting opportunities for its members. It ensures sustainable off-takes and controlled, ethical hunting practices. In addition, the ZHA keeps its members informed of all developments within the wildlife sector, both nationally and internationally.

The ZHA Conservation Education Programme offers members the opportunity to participate in meaningful and significant teaching experiences for Zimbabwe's youth.

What services does the ZHA offer its members?

Apart from those mentioned above, the ZHA assists members with the licensing of their firearms and with the sale and purchase of appropriate firearms. In recognition of the fact that firearms, particularly heavy calibres, are and expensive for the sake of a big game hunt, the ZHA has a number of rifles which it hires out to its members at a nominal rate. The Association has various items of practical hunting attire, manufactured at reasonable cost for its members, and also acts as a centre through which goods related to hunting such as vehicles, camping equipment, etc., can be traded. The ZHA also has a Taxidermy Enterprises Depot at their offices for the convenience of members.

What hunting does the ZHA offer?

Big game hunting opportunities are generally restricted to State land and CAMFIRE areas. These are monopolised by foreign client safari operators. However, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management has set aside some areas within the Parks Estate where citizens can still enjoy big game hunting should they be able to afford it.

The bulk of the hunting offered by the ZHA to its members is on private land and comprises plains game species.

Animals on offer include: eland, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, sable, waterbuck, tsessebe, impala, reedbuck, warthog, crocodile and game birds. Hunts range in duration from 2 - 14 days at the equivalent of the approximate meat value.

Who should join the ZHA?

All Zimbabwean citizens and residents who are recreational hunters should belong to a hunting association such as the ZHA for the purposes of representation and perpetuating their sport. At present the ZHA is by far the largets representative body of its type in ZImbabwe. It is a totally non-racial organisation and encourages membership throughout the Zimbabwean community.

How does one join the ZHA?

Membership applications are available from the ZHA offices in Harare and these are considered at the regular Committe Meetings of the National Council. To join the ZHA one must be a Zimbabwean citizen or resident in good standing, have a valid firearms licence and be at 19 years of age and above. Prospective members need to be proposed and seconded by current members in good standing. Members, once accepted, agree to abide by the ZHA Constitution, its code of conduct and its standard of hunting ethics as laid down. Alternatively, for those who do not wish to hunt but want to share the wilderness companions, non-hunting membership is available. Junior membership is awarded to Zimbabweans under the age of 19 years provided they have a suatable sponsor.

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