Update On One Shot Club


Published: August - 2003

In South Africa, you'll remember we told you about the One Shot Hunt Club (see March 2002 issue, pages 11-12), a group that organizes a hunting contest fashioned after the One-Shot Antelope Hunt held in Lander, Wyoming. You'll recall the African version takes place on South Africa's East Cape and features 12 two-person teams hunting for springbok antelope rather than pronghorns. Team members take turns hunting for precisely 30-minute intervals during which they must find, stalk and kill a springbok with one bullet. A miss or a kill that requires a second shot disqualifies the team.

This year's third annual event took place in May near Kimberly, and there were actually two separate contests - one for new contestants and one for shooters from previous years. The contest for the new teams allows shooters only one shot each to kill a springbuck in order to qualify. None of this year's new shooter teams was able to qualify, as they all had at least one miss. In contrast, the past shooters' contest allowed each participant to take three shots at two springbuck that were at least 100 yards away. At the end of the shoot, they added up the number of yards at which they shot and killed their springboks and the winning team was the one with the highest cumulative yardage. Glen Williamson of South Carolina and Dave Bahl of Wisconsin were this year's winning past shooters team.

Although the Club's annual event is primarily a hunting and social activity, the organization's real mission is to raise funds in support of needy South African school children. It is registered as a non-profit corporation within South Africa. The Club has created a Benefactor Program to allow members, organizations and others to donate money for the purchase of corn meal for distribution to school children. Programs also are in place for donating computers and school supplies to the school systems.

Next year's One Shot Antelope Hunt is scheduled for August 8-11. Hunters and non-hunters who would like to participate in the 2004 event should call now to........(continued)

 
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