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YOUNG HUNTERS: When and How to Get Children Started

Young GunsThere are a lot of reasons to introduce kids to hunting. It is a wholesome hobby that teaches valuable life lessons, encourages exercise and promotes spending time outdoors. In addition to the reasons that hunting is a good activity for the individual, getting the next generation involved is good for the overall sport.

– As the world becomes increasingly modern and technology-flooded, and gun and hunting rights continue to be challenged, hunting is in danger of becoming a thing of the past.

– Today’s youth will be responsible for keeping the sport alive by advocating for gun and hunting rights in the future. Hunters are also some of the primary activists that support habitat restoration and wildlife management.

– Hunting encourages quality time with family or mentors. Instead of playing games indoors on an iPad, it gets kids outside, spending valuable time interacting with people and nature. Many types of hunting are a good source of exercise and teach healthy lessons about the processes through which food makes it to your table.

Click here to read the full article: https://outdoorempire.com/how-to-get-kids-into-hunting/


 

THE LONELY STONE MEN OF KAOKOLAND
namibia-stonemen-of-the-kaokolandEach figure has an aluminum disc attached to it, with a number and a message as to where it is going.  Only some of these Lone Men have been found so far.

The sculptures have been spotted along the road on the routes between Puros in the south, Van Zyl’s Pass in the east, Otjinungua in the north and the Skeleton Coast Park in the west.
These Lone Men are gaining cult or celebrity status. For some it’s become an exciting treasure hunt (a bit like geocaching without the GPS, which would obviously spoil all the fun!), while others want to include them in their trip around western Kaokoland or plan their itinerary around them.

Read more on our Blog...

 


21 June 2017 - World Giraffe DayWorld Giraffe Day

Longest Day for the Tallest Animal


Vieranas Safaris - Hunters Against Poaching in Namibia


DO NOT book any connecting flights from South Africa to Namibia on COMAIR, (an airline based in South Africa that operates scheduled services on domestic routes as a British Airways franchisee) as they will NOT load any firearms or bow hunting equipment on any of their flights.


HAPPY 27TH BIRTHDAY NAMIBIA

Namibia Independence 2017


It's that time of the year again...

Namibia Winter Time Change 2017

Daylight saving time 2016 in Namibia began at 2:00 AM on Sunday,

September 4th and will end at 2:00 AM on Monday, April 3rd, 2017

All times are in West Africa Time (Windhoek).

VIERANAS SAFARIS - 15 Years of Hunting in Namibia

2017 marks our 15th year operating as a hunting outfitter in Namibia.

We invite you to join us in Africa on a hunting safari during our celebratory year on the following special package:

7 hunt days + 2 days arrival and departure travel = total 9 days / 8 nights

Hartmann’s Zebra, Gemsbok, Warthog, Baboon OR Jackal
U$ 5500.00 per hunter – Fully guided on 1x1 hunt basis
U$ 5000.00 per hunter - Fully guided on 2x1 hunt basis
U$ 1000.00 per Non-hunter

Hunting Safaris in Namibia

EMAIL US now for open 2017 dates


Merry Christmas Happy 2017 from Vieranas Safaris in Namibia


MORE AIRLINES FLYING TO WINDHOEK

Qatar Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, have announced that they will expand their flight network to include Windhoek, Hosea Kutako International Airport.

These added flights will offer additional flight connections for your trip to and from Namibia, Africa.

Qatar Airways will fly from Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar to Windhoek directly four times a week.

http://www.qatarairways.com/us/en/destinations/flights-to-windhoek.page

Qatar flying to Namibia

KLM flies from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam to Hosea Kutako Airport three times a week via Luanda, Angola.

https://www.klm.com/destinations/nl/en/africa/namibia/windhoek/flights

KLM flying to Namibia

 


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HUNTING BY THE MOON - So, how does this work?

Can paying attention to the phases of the moon help ensure hunting success in Africa?

The moon goes through phases, or in other words, the amount of moon we see changes over time. This is caused by the position of the sun, earth and moon. As the amount of light on the moon, moves from right to left (moonlight increases), it’s called waxing. When the amount of light decreases (darkness increases), the moon is said to be waning. This is only true in the Northern Hemisphere; it's the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere.

Keep in mind that other weather factors can also affect wildlife activity, such as extreme heat, high winds and cold fronts.

Animals in the wild and the Moon - tend to be less active during daylight hours. Feeling safer under the cover of darkness, many animals will increase their activity as dusk falls therefore dedicated bow hunters prefer to plan their African hunts around the dark of the moon optimizing shot opportunities.

Hunting dates into and over dark moons always fill up first, please contact RogerC to discuss and plan the best dates for your next bowhunt in Namibia, Africa.

2017 Hunt Season - Southern Africa – Dark moons:

April 26 - 13:16

May 25 - 20:44 (Super New Moon)

June 24 - 03:30 (Super New Moon)

July 30 - 10:45

August 21 - 19:30 (Solar Eclipse)

September 20 - 07:29

October 19 - 21:12

 


 

Elgin Gates

Elgin Gates - Nov. 7, 1922 - Nov. 16, 1988

Elgin Gates, one of the world's most famous hunters, once said:

 

"The true trophy hunter is a self-disciplined perfectionist seeking a single animal, the ancient patriarch well past his prime that is often an outcast from his own kind... If successful, he will enshrine the trophy in a place of honor. This is a more noble and fitting end than dying on some lost and lonely ledge where the scavengers will pick his bones, and his magnificent horns will weather away and be lost forever."

 


Namibia News: Namibia Independence 2016

Namibia celebrated 26 years of Independence.

Namibia is a Multi-party democracy and gained independence from South Africa on March 21, 1990.  The President of Namibia is His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob.

Freedom of religion was adopted through Namibia's Bill of Fundamental Rights and approximately 90% of the Namibian population practice the Christian faith.

Namibia is a pro-wildlife utilization country, and our progressive Constitution is the first in the world to protect the sustainable utilization of living natural resources.  Namibia is a hunter friendly country with a proud hunting heritage, and our trophy hunting community is well-respected by our government and fellow Namibians as an essential and important part of Namibia’s wildlife conservation, tourism, farming and business sectors.

 


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EBOLA IN AFRICA

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Namibia is Ebola and Terrorism Free

The Namibian government has announced that, with the exception of Namibian citizens and residents, travellers arriving from countries affected by the Ebola virus disease will not be allowed entry into the country.

The country has banned all travellers from Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; and Sierra Leone as part of precautionary measures to prevent the virus from reaching its shores.

Those who are allowed to enter will be subject to strict screening measures.

Map of Africa - Countries affected by Ebola: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

NAMIBIA -  NO Ebola  -  NO Zika Virus  -  NO Terrorism


 

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