PH Course Program

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Day 1. Monday

  • Introductions and course overview
  • Lecture - Nature Conservation law (relevant to Pro-Hunting)
  • SCI & RW trophy measuring methods lecture and practical measuring
  • Theory of field trophy estimation
  • Practical - Trophy judging practical


Day 2. Tuesday


  • Law Revision
  • Lecture - Ballistics
  • Lecture - Spoor ID theory
  • Lecture and video - Trophy handling and treatment
  • Practical Trophy judging
  • Bird and mammal identification training on data projector (evening)


Day 3. Wednesday

  • Law Revision
  • Lecture - Hunting technique and methods.
  • Lecture -  Trophy photography
  • Lecture - Hunting binoculars and telescopes
  • Lecture - CITES
  • Practical - Trophy judging practical


Day 4. Thursday

  • Practical hunting, tree identification and veld interpretation
  • Practical - Practical trophy photography, practical demo and lecture on trophy skinning and practical caping.
  • Practical - Trophy judging
  • Practical - Bird and mammal identification training on data projector (evening)


Day 5. Friday

  • Lecture - Marketing
  • Lecture – Administration
  • Lecture - Bow hunting and bow blinds
  • Practical - Evaluation of trophy photographs on data projector Bird and mammal ID training


Day 6. Saturday

  • Practical – Caping exam
  • Lecture  - Accommodation, skinning and trophy facilities
  • Afternoon off


Day 7. Sunday

  • Lecture - Shot placement theory
  • Lecture - Tracking
  • Lecture - Wing shooting & shotguns
  • Afternoon free for practising of trophy estimation, study etc.


Day 8. Monday       

  • Lecture - Bore sighting theory.
  • Shooting evaluation at range
  • Evaluation of trophy measuring methods.


Day 9. Tuesday

  • Trophy judging exam & practical assessment of hunting ability.
  • Shot placement assessment
  • Law exam in afternoon 


Day 10. Wednesday

  • General exam
  • Closing and depart for home