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Other provinces or regions in South Africa have recreational hunters’ associations, game ranchers’ associations, clay-target shooting associations etc, all as seperate entities. In the Eastern Cape, there is one association that hosts all role-players in the safari industry, namely East Cape Game Management Association (ECGMA). It was established in 1980, and total membership counts at well over 1200 members, of which the majority are recreational hunters. The latter division has branches in various regions.

Way back in 1984, ECGMA was the initiator of the concept of catalogue game sales in South Africa (and in Africa, for that matter), an example followed by the entire game industry in Southern Africa. With the advent of the implementation of the new Firearms Control Act in 2004, ECGMA had its staff members trained and registered as assessors and moderators, and firearm training of members (and non-members) are done almost on a daily basis. ECGMA has developed a shooting range for training purposes (accredited by the SABS to 200m).

Besides a number of objectives as defined in ECGMA’s Constitution, it strives to excel in two main objectives, namely service to our members and representation of our members on provincial as well as national levels.

Membership Categories

  1. Game Ranchers
  2. Professional Hunters and Outfitters
  3. Recreational Hunters
  4. Junior Hunters
  5. Associate Members (Conservationists)
  6. Corporate Members (also Businesses for Firearm licensing)
  7. Life Members

If you need any further information before you apply for membership, please don't hesitate to E-Mail or contact us with all your details and requests.

An application form is available HERE. An application form is available HERE.