HuntEx: Court gives green light for hunting, firearm expo

The biggest annual hunting and firearms show in Africa has been granted permission by the Gauteng High Court to operate at 50% capacity this year. This, after skipping last year due to Covid-19 regulations

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After considerable pushback from the police, Africa’s biggest hunting and firearm show, HuntEx 2021, will go ahead as scheduled next month.

According to Edushow, the owner of HuntEx, earlier this month the police and event HuntEx organisers disagreed on the interpretation of the Disaster Management Act relating to events held during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Edushow took the matter to the Gauteng High Court on 11 May. Although the police at first opposed the application, an agreement was reached between the two parties on 20 May. Based on the settlement, judge Ephraim Makgoba ruled in favour of Edushow.

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As a result, HuntEx 2021 will be held at Midrand’s Gallagher Convention Centre from 10 to 13 June 2021. This exhibition is regarded as one of the main drivers of the wildlife industry that contributes R115 billion to the economy annually.

Among others, HuntEx caters for hunters, sport shooters, game farm owners and people with personal and defensive protection requirements. Visitors will have access to this popular consumer exhibition to view and buy a wide variety of hunting and outdoor lifestyle gear and equipment.

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The exhibition will be open to the public between 09:00 and 17:00 on Friday, 11 and Saturday, 12 June, and from 09:00 to 15:00 on Sunday, 13 June. On Thursday, 10 June, HuntEx is open to VIP visitors exclusively.

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