- The Namibian Trophy Hunting season opens on 1 February
and closes on 30 November each year.
- Clients should ensure that they are booked and will be
hunting with a registered Namibian operator, as well as a
registered Namibian hunting professional.
- The three classifications of hunting professionals are:
Hunting Guides (HG) may
only conduct hunts on their own farm(s) 7 ranch(es), duly
registered as a hunting farm(s) / ranch(es).
(MHG) may only conduct hunts on their own farm(s)
/ ranch(es) duly registered, plus two additional registered
hunting farms / ranches.
Professional Hunters (PH)
may only conduct hunts on all farms / ranches, provided they
have written permission from the owner of the property
independent of whether the
farm / ranch is registered or not.
> PH with big-game licence;
only these PH's may conduct hunts with guests for Elephant,
Rhinoceros, Buffalo and Lion.
> Bow hunting; only
hunting guides / master hunting guides / professional
hunters in possession of a valid bow hunting licence may
conduct bow hunting and guide bow hunters. .
- A hunting guide, master hunting guide
or professional hunter shall accompany only two hunters to
- Hunting professionals should comply
with all the Ministry of Environment & Tourism's (MET's)
- Trophy hunting may be practised from
half an hour before sunrise, until half an hour after
- Trophy hunting may take place only on
properties where permission has been granted by the
- Properties where bow hunting is
practised must be registered additionally with MET for bow
- The following is required regarding
permits for trophy hunting:
> Permits must be issued
prior to the hunt commencing;
> A separate permit must
be issued for each individual hunting client;
extra, special permit is required for the large cats
(Leopard, Cheetah, Lion). It contains an additional list of
> A permit must be completed in full by
the hunting client and the hunting professional (wounded or
lost animals must also be indicated on the permit);
Permits are issued by the MET only;
> A maximum of two
trophies per species may be harvested, per hunting client,
per permit, per year. This regulation is also made for
game birds. During the official game bird
hunting season more than two species are permitted.
- Dogs are not allowed on the hunt
while hunting for Cheetah.