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Hunting

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We cater for the individual hunting preferences of our guests and we take pride in the fact that we endeavor to give our personal attention to our guests. Rifle and bow hunting is accommodated. Walk and stalk hunting is done with both bow and rifle if the hunter prefers this way of hunting and spotting towers on high vantage points allow the spotting of game on the savanna plains which enables the planning of the stalk. Hunting is mostly guided by the owner and his son taking advantage of the intimate knowledge of the farm terrain and the habits of the animals to aid a successful and enjoyable hunt.

Special care is taken to the availability of above average trophy quality for the hunt. The trophy hunting permits are arranged for guests by the
owners.

Trophy Hunting Season

The trophy hunting season in Namibia runs from 1 February to 30 November. Most hunters actually prefer to hunt between the middle of March and the middle of October. During this period the rains have usually stopped, the skies are clear and the temperature mild. Day temperatures may be between 2 to 3 Degrees Celsius in the mornings and may rise to 27 during the day. In mid (southern hemisphere) winter the temperatures during the day may hover round 18 degrees Degrees Celsius. It is therefore advisable to bring warm clothes to ward off the cold especially during early morning hunts.

Days normally start before sunrise with filter coffee and traditional rusks, the first hunting lasts till about 11.00 when a big brunch is served. During the hot midday a short rest is usually taken and hunting commences again at about 3 or 3.30. Dinner time comes once the hunters have returned from the hunt usually after dark. Meat dominated meals are served. It is sometimes not possible to stick to the above times for it happens for example that a wounded animal has to be tracked and that takes priority over adhering to meal times. On the farm we take pride in making all possible effort to find and track down wounded animals.

Bow Hunting

Hunting with bow and arrows is an old African tradition. Some of the most skilled bow hunters in the world are the San (Bushmen) of Namibia and Botswana.

Hunting with composite bows was legalized in 1997 in response to the growing popularity of this sport. Ground level bow blinds and high seats are strategically placed to ensure that one of the two will be downwind from the water most of the time.

A qualified bow hunting guide has to guide a bow hunter at all times. Etosha view, being registered for bow hunting at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, can legally accommodate bow hunts. Burger Oelofsen (Snr) and junior are both registered bow hunting guides.

The minimum prescribed drawing power of bows are:
Small game: 25ft/lb
Medium game: 40ft/lb
Big game: 65ft/lb

Weapons and Ammunition

It is wise to keep to the directives of the Namibian Ministry of Environment and tourism. As a rule of thumb the minimum caliber would be a 7mm for medium game and a 375 H and H or equivalent caliber for eland. The legal requirements can be found on the website of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Hunting with your own or a rented rifle:

Bringing your rifle to Namibia is easy. The Namibian authorities are pro-hunting and the temporary importation and export of a rifle is a mere formality. It takes no more than 10 minutes at the airport to fill out the relevant form to be issued with the necessary documents to bring you rifle into the country and upon departure the same applies. Almost all types of ammunition can be bought from the excellent gun shops in Windhoek by producing your temporary import permit. Hunters that prefer not to travel with their own rifle can rent a rifle at the farm at a nominal fee of US$ 40 per day – ammunition included.

Hunting with Dogs

Hunting with dogs is illegal. Tracker dogs may however be used to track down wounded animals.