Practical Evaluation

PRACTICAL EVALUATION FOR DEDICATED STATUS COURSE

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1.    The practical evaluation to attain dedicated status consists of shooting one target to attain Dedicated Hunter Status (score 60%) OR shooting one target to attain Dedicated Sport-person status (score 60%).

2.    If you do the Dedicated Hunter & Sport-Person Course, you must shoot ONLY ONE target for Dedicated Hunter and ONLY ONE target for Dedicated Sport-Person (score 60% for each target).

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3.    You may shoot on any publicly recognized shooting range.

4.    See our list of NHSA Friendly Shooting Ranges where you are welcome to go and shoot (it is not compulsory that you shoot only on the ranges on this list)

5.    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.


SHOOT THE THE CORRECT TARGET FOR THE DEDICATED COURSE YOU ARE ENROLLED FOR
You can download the targets from the links on your Natshoot Member Portal at the Dedicated Status button - see an example HERE

YOU MUST ACHIEVE 60% FOR ANY TARGET YOU ENTER AS PRACTICAL FOR THE DEDICATED COURSE

PRACTICAL FOR DEDICATED HUNTER COURSE

Choose ONE of the following exercises:

25m, .22 Rimfire Rifle Exercise - Download Target on your member portal (Only .22LR & .22 Short Calibres) 

100m Centre-Fire Rifle Exercise  - Download Target on your member portal ( (All Types of Actions in Centre-Fire Rifle Calibres)

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PRACTICAL FOR DEDICATED SPORTS-PERSON COURSE

Choose ONE of the following exercises:

HANDGUNS

10m All Calibre Handgun Exercise  - Download Target on your member portal (All Calibres Centre-Fire Handguns - .22LR Rimfire to .50 Cal)

OR

RIFLES

25m, .22 Rimfire Rifle Exercise - Download Target on your member portal (Only .22LR & .22 Short Calibres) 

100m Centre-Fire Rifle Exercise  - Download Target on your member portal ( All Types of Actions in Centre-Fire Rifle Calibres)

PLEASE NOTE:

a.    Air Pistols and Rifles, and Black Powder Handguns or Rifles are not accepted for practical for the dedicated status courses. 

b.    You may use a Semi-Auto Rifle/Carbine but in the single fire mode only on the targets you can download as indicated below

c.    You may use a lever-action rifle but only on the targets, you can download as indicated below.

d.    The candidate may only shoot the required Target(s) in accordance with the exercise rules printed on the specific Target.  For the dedicated hunter course, you may use any rifle to complete the practical section  For the dedicated sports-person course you may use any handgun or rifle for the practical section.

e.    If you do not yet own a firearm you may use a firearm of a parent, a friend, or hire one from the shooting range (Air pistols & Rifles may unfortunately not be used).

f.    Original Dedicated Practical Targets shot as practical for all dedicated courses must be kept by the candidate for at least six months after date of being shot for purposes of verification by the office if the need should arise.

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


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), the candidate will be notified by Email that s/he may officially download his/her dedicated certificates from his/her Personal Natshoot Member Portal under Documents.

All queries regarding the practical for dedicated status courses must please be sent to [email protected]   or call  012 946 2566





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