Hunters with huge hearts

2019-05-22 06:00
Some of the me-mbers of BGW at the SPCA during their kennel clean-up initiative. PHOTO: supplied

Some of the me-mbers of BGW at the SPCA during their kennel clean-up initiative. PHOTO: supplied

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LOCAL hunting and fishing NGO Bruin ou’s Gone Wild (BGW) are a club on a mission to educate and help the communities of Pietermaritzburg and KwaZulu-Natal.

“We are a group of friends and family that have a passion for the outdoors and registered our club as an NGO last year because we saw the need to assist the communities in which we hunt and fish in,” said chairperson, Tyrone Boucher who said that it was their goal to create awareness of the conservational aspect of hunting and fishing within the various communities that they frequent.

Recently BGW held an outreach programme at the SPCA where they donated half a ton of dog food sponsored by Smith’s Animal Feed while also volunteering and cleaning the dog kennels at the SPCA.

“We have assisted a large number of communities in the rural areas where we conduct educational workshops on sustainable hunting systems which can be implemented with the resources the locals have and also educate the community members on fire prevention to try and curb the runaway fires which destroy the natural fauna and flora within these areas,” said Boucher.

As a group with extensive knowledge in nature conservation and indigenous hunting systems, each member of the association has 15 years plus of hunting experience and aim to empower the underdeveloped areas that they visit and pass knowledge they have gained to the community members through the years.

The club plans on having another outreach programme in one of the local communities soon, aiming to donate school items to pupils in need due to the vast amounts of poverty that they see first-hand with club members saying that most of the individuals within the communities cannot afford the basics of daily life.

“Our aim as a club is to empower the underdeveloped areas that we are in and pass on the knowledge we have gained through the years.

“Education is key and knowledge is power, we humbly request assistance in the form of a donation or sponsorship to help us assist the communities we are currently in,” appealed Boucher. For those looking to help and contribute, please contact Boucher on 071 954 1306.

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