The practical evaluation to attain dedicated status consists of:

-  Shooting one target to attain Dedicated Hunter Status - score 60%

-  Shooting one target to attain Dedicated Sport-person status - score 60%

If you do both the Dedicated Hunter & Dedicated Sport-Person courses, you must shoot one target of each of the above


You may shoot on any publicly recognised shooting range

See our list of NHSA Friendly Shooting Ranges HERE

If you do not have access to a public shooting range but you have access to a private shooting range, i.e. a range on a farm, follow this procedure to request permission to shoot there please.


For their Practical, Candidates for the NHSA Dedicated Status Courses may only use the Targets, which can be downloaded at the following links:

Choose the option you have enroled for below:

1.   I enrolled only for the Dedicated Hunter Status Course

2.   I enrolled only for the Dedicated Sport-Person Course

3.   I enrolled for both the Dedicated Hunter and Dedicated Sport-Person Course

Original targets shot as practical for all dedicated courses must be kept by the candicdate for three months after date of being shot for purposes of verification by the office if the need should arise.

If original targets are not kept in this manner, and verification cannot be done because the orginal targets have been lost or thrown away, the candidate will have to re-do the practical section(s) of the dedicated cours(es) s/he had enrolled for.



Black Powder Handguns or Rifles are not accepted for practical for the dedicated status courses. 

You may use a Semi-Auto Rifle/Carbine but in the single fire mode on the Precision shooting 100m Center Fire Rifle target (not on a semi-auto exercise target). This can also be entered as a Precision shooting Rifle exercise as per the steps on the target, not a Semi-automatic Rifle exercise.

The candidate may only shoot the required Target(s) in accordance with the prescripts of the relevant shooting exercise

Remember you MUST Apply to be Awarded Dedicated Status after having Completed the Dedicated Course(s)

Do not miss this last step in being awarded dedicated status !!

Once the candidate has successfully completed the theoretical and practical sections of the relevant dedicated status course(s), s/he will be notified by Email that s/he may officially download his/her dedicated certificates from his/her Personal Natshoot web page.

All queries regarding the practical for dedicated status courses, must be directed to member@natshoot.co.za