Legal Regulations

NAPHA , the Namibian Professional Hunters Association has made it their job to encourage/promote ethical behaviour and secure the use of natural resources for todays´ and future generations. For these reasons the following rules/laws have been passed.

Hunting Season (as of Nov. 2002)

The hunt for trophies is allowed from Feb. 1 till Nov. 30. Each guest hunter is allowed to hunt only the animals listed in the permit, Maximal 2 animals of a species a year.

Wild birds are allowed to be hunted during the official hunting season for the following distance per day

  • Jan. 01 til March 31; Nile geese (5 birds a day)
  • May 01 til July 31 ; chickens from (10 p. day)
  • May 01 til Aug. 31 ; partridge  (each 10 p. day)
  • May 01 til Oct. 31; doves   (10 p. day)
  • June 01 til Sept. 30; guinea fowl (10 p. day)
  • June 01 til Aug. 31; quail  (5 p. day
  • July 01 til Oct. 31; cliff pigeons ( 10 p. day)
  • Aug.01 til Oct.31; cape and red beak ducks (10 p. day)
  • Sept. 01 til Nov. 30; Nama?. (10 and 5 p. day)
  • Oct. 01 til Nov. 30; 5 p. day

Hunting guide: The hunt is only allowed in the company of a registered hunting guide, master hunting guide or professional hunter! The hunt, even the high seat hunt is forbidden only in the company of a colleague.

Weapons / Weapon Import

If you want to bring your own weapons, do not forget your weapon license.  A weapon permit form is also mandatory. You will receive one with the travel documents.   Only rifles are allowed with the exception of automatic weapons. Hand guns are not allowed.

You should bring only 60 rounds of ammunition into Namibia and the ammunition must fit to your calibre of weapon if you want to avoid problems with customs.

Important:   Weapon and breechblock must be packed separately!. This is an international security measure for air transport.  In other words, pack rifle and telescopic sight in the rifle case and the breechblock (for repeating rifles) in the suitcase or duffle bag.  Please remember! Do not carry anything?. either gun, breechblock or ammunition in your hand luggage.

Choice of weapon

The African bush is hard on weapons. Therefore our first choice of weapon is a robust repeating rifle.  The choice of calibre is also important. It should be at least 7 mm. African animals are extremely bullet hard. The best calibre is 8x 68S, 9 3x62, 9, 3x64, 375 H&H, .300 Win. Mag and .338 Win. Mag. The shooting distances vary a lot, somewhere between 60 and 150 meters. Therefore the speed is of less importance.  The aim is to get as many shots as possible into the target.  For hunting the big 5 (with the exception of the leopard) is a calibre of at least .375H&H necessary.

Please remember that African animals are hunted by stalking. Therefore the game will be shot either using a gun support, free style or if possible lying down.  Remember, practice makes perfect.  So target practice at the shooting range at home is very important.  It increases the chances of hitting the target and lessens the amount of wounded animals. Ethical and humane hunters should do everything in his power to kill his prey as quickly as possible, therefore causing as little pain as necessary.

Borrowed guns: If you are reluctant to bring your own rifle because of time consuming custom declarations or possible damage to your rifle in transport, we have rifles you can borrow.  We do not charge you for the use of the weapon but charge only for the used ammunition.

The rifle we have available is the .300 Win. Mag. Hunting rifles, ammunition and accessories are also for sale in Windhoek.

Licences:

We will acquire all the necessary hunting licenses for you.. The license includes the permission to export the trophies as well as import the trophies into the home country.  All animals which have been hunted with a license in Namibia are allowed to be brought into your home country (in accordance with the Washington protection of species act) see section on trophies and skins.  The trophies you are looking for should be marked in the reservation form especially for cheetah and leopard (exception is the U.S.A.)  For the U.S.A. you will receive no import permission because the CITES agreement does not exist with the USA.

 

Taxidermy for trophies and skins

It is very important to us that your trophies and skins are treated with utmost care to ensure that they receive correct preservation. The professional skinner is in charge of the first preparations. After that the experienced taxidermist is ready to prepare your trophies according to your wishes. If you just want the head, a flat skin, shoulder mount or even a full mount, it will be a first class job.

Shipment- we can arrange with either the taxidermist or an agent which specializes in the   shipment of trophies to send your trophies wherever you want.  The shipping agents can take care of all the custom regulations in your home country and guarantee an uncomplicated transport all the way to your house door.



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