The hunting derived target-shooting sport.
This sport originated in the South African city of Bloemfontein during the early 1990’s. The unique concept of shooting competitions in field conditions soon attracted interest from all over the country and saw it develop into a full-fledged national sport. A bit later and the sport grew into an international recognised shooting sport.
There are thousands of active and aspiring hunters world wide who already own hunting rifles. Most other shooting sports are under pressure due to less support from government structures and some specialist target equipment may be required. Participation in Hunting Rifle Shooting requires only a hunting rifle in any center fire caliber. It offers excellent opportunity to hone hunting shooting skills since hunting conditions are simulated thereby contributing to ethical hunting practices.
Distances are unknown and targets are life size pictures of popular hunting species, as well as steel discs where the terrain does not allow scoring of paper targets. A variety of shooting positions and natural rests representing hunting conditions are used.
This sport has the potential to expand internationally. Interest from the USA, Europe and other African countries has been shown and some are already shooting under the same rules.
The NHRSA (Namibian Hunting Rifle Shooting Association) is governing the hunting rifle target shooting sport here in Namibia.
This sport is very challenging and extremely satisfying. It is as enjoyable as hunting, at a fraction of the price. Every single competition has a unique range set up requiring a variety of skills from the marksman. The ultimate shooting sport indeed