RIFLE HUNTING NAMIBIA
The hunting operation and wildlife management programs forms part of the Loxodonta Africana
Conservancy, extending hunting opportunities to 150,000 acres, located in the north western region of Namibia, approximately six hours drive from the capital Windhoek, close to Etosha National Park.
For Rifle hunters who enjoy a good walk and stalk gun hunt I have excellent free range hunt areas. Our Gun hunting concessions are huge and we work hard to make sure you get what you pay for.
You will be accompanied by your guide/ PH and a tracker when out in the bush at all times during your hunt, your professional hunter will also be able to provide you with interesting general fauna and flora information of each of the hunt areas as we believe that the total safari experience is just as important as the hunting.
All animal species available within the hunting areas are truly wild African game, ensuring a real challenging hunt of indigenous species in their natural environment.
During the hunt animals will be located while traveling with a 4x4 hunt vehicle, once the game has been spotted we will leave the vehicle and pursue on foot. Hunting vehicles are maintained to the highest standard and equipped with radio communication between the hunting party in the field and base camp.
First time and seasoned hunters to Africa, Lady Hunters and family groups are all welcome to experience this intimate African hunting adventure.
The following is frequently asked questions when booking a Gun hunt in Africa.
Please feel free and Contact Roger if you have any other questions or concerns, we will be more than happy to help.
TRAVELLING TO NAMIBIA WITH MY FIREARMS
Namibia is a very hunter friendly country and does not place any restrictions on the temporary importation of hunting rifles, shotguns or bows. Handguns, Semi- and Automatic rifles cannot be imported and hunted with in Namibia.
All hunters entering Namibia with firearms must complete a temporary import permit for all rifles and
ammunition in their possession to be used on the hunt and safari.
Firearms should be packed unloaded in a secure rifle carry case, ensure your ammunition is packed separate in your checked luggage in a lockable metal container.
We recommend a strong gun case, make sure the case you choose include a strong exterior construction and are fitted with robust locks, internal padding and straps to secure your firearm. The
case must be light enough for you to carry or be equipped with wheels. A soft gun case for travel on the back of the hunt vehicle is recommended.
Take out full insurance for all firearms before travelling anywhere in Africa.
WHAT GUN HUNTING EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?
We recommend each hunter uses a scope sighted rifle he or she feel comfortable and familiar with, anything from 30-06 to .375 for a plains game hunt works well and is more than adequate, as with all hunting shot placement and penetration is more important than muzzle velocity...
A good quality rifle scope is a must. Leopard are normally shot under low light conditions and require a scope that gathers maximum light.
A maximum of 80 rounds of ammunition for a specific calibre of hunting rifle will more than suffice. Give consideration to using premium grade, medium to heavy, soft-nosed bullets (Swift A-frame, Barnes X).
Most African game has thick bones, rather use heavier bullets with 180 grains being the minimum. Remember the higher the sectional density the better the penetration.
CAN I RENT A RIFLE AND AMMUNITION FROM YOU?
Yes, we have Rifles and shotguns in camp available for rent with ammo. We need to know in advance if you prefer to rent and not bring your own Gun and hunting bullets. Please check the Rifle Price List for details.
WHAT IS THE SHOOTING DISTANCES?
The average shot distances for plains game can vary from 80 yards up to 200 yards, depending on the condition of the terrain.
We hunt “spot and stalk” you will need to practice and get use to shooting from a 3-leg shooting stick. Shoot off hand as often as possible
We will apply and obtain all required hunting permits (trophy hunt licence) prior to your arrival in Namibia, each hunting client must have a hunt licence regardless of age. A separate permit must be issued for each individual hunting client.
Where required the hunter must obtain a CITES permit, before leaving his home country and start of hunt safari with VIERANAS Safaris. Trophies for export must be hunted on a valid Trophy Hunting Permit issued by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Namibia.
CAN I HUNT WITH MY MUZZLE LOADER / SMOKE POLE?
YES, it is legal to hunt with black powder rifles in Namibia.
WHAT ABOUT PERMITS AND TRANSPORTATION OF BLACK POWDER:
The transportation of black powder or Pyrodex by private individuals without a valid permit is illegal. VIERANAS Safaris will on your behalf, prior to your departure for Namibia as your hunting destination, apply for an Acquisition, conveyance and storage of gunpowder permit from the Office of the Chief Inspector of Explosives.
Feel free to ask us if you have any questions regarding rifle calibres and ammunition requirements for your hunt with VIERANAS Safaris in Namibia.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WOUND AN ANIMAL?
A wounded animal will be tracked and if not found accepted as taken and therefore paid in full, evidence of this will be demonstrated to the hunter by visual blood signs, so please take your time and put them down with a well placed shot. Tracking wounded game costs money and takes time away from your hunt.
CAN I CONTACT HUNT REFERENCES?
Yes, you are more than welcome to contact hunters that hunted with us in the past, send me a mail and I’ll forward a list of references and their contact details.
I will personally work on every detail of your Bow Hunting Safari in Namibia ensuring you the best personal service. Look forward to hearing from you.
All the best - Roger
VIERANAS ADVENTURE SAFARIS
Your Hunting Partner in Namibia
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