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NAPHA Newsletter, 12 January 2018
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In this edition

12 January 2018

1. NAPHA at the DSC Convention
2. Dallas Safari Club Position on Captive Bred Lion Hunting
3. Message from the Disciplinary Committee
4. Brown Hyena Research Project - Newsletter
5. Medical Group Schemes - Update
6. Krieghoff PH Day
7. NAPHA Courses 2018
8. Classifieds

NAPHA at the DSC Convention

4 - 7 January 2018

The Dallas Safari Club Convention took place again in Dallas, Texas, from 04 – 07 January. A total of 29 NAPHA members exhibited with their own booth, showcasing Namibia and its outstanding wildlife.
Feedback received from individual members was perceived to be a good show, with the general public excellently informed on products and our offerings and rates.
 
Amongst the most debated topics were the recent developments in our neighboring country and the implications of these on hunting in general. Superb presentations were given by Mr Kevin Robertson about Elephant and Buffalo in Southern Africa, followed by a brief introduction of the newly proposed Age Related Trophy Measuring System by our President, Danene van der Westhuyzen – a first for Namibia and proudly Namibian.
 
The NAPHA booth was manned by Nicole Schwandt and Tanja Dahl with a representative from Air Namibia, Mr Roberto Hechavarria.

We were honored with a visit by our Namibian Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Mr Martin Andjaba.
The picture depicts from left to right:
Mr Robert Braubach, Honorary Consul of Namibia
The Honorable Ambassador, Mr Martin Andjaba
Mrs Elly Hamunyela, Director of Scientific Services MET
Mr Freddie !Gaoseb, Commercial Counsellor
Tanja Dahl, NAPHA CEO
Nicole Schwandt, NAPHA Executive Assistant

Dallas Safari Club Position on Captive Bred Lion Hunting

11 Jamuary 2018

"Dallas Safari Club has a responsibility to support and encourage ethical hunting practices, even where ethical practices do not align with what is legally permitted - a principle that helps to define Dallas Safari Club."
[Read more]

Message from the Disciplinary Committee

We hope that all NAPHA members had a good relaxing holiday season and those at marketing shows are successful.
It is at the heart of NAPHA DC to share some concerns with our members, in order to maintain respect and a good ethical name in hunting. It is important that we carry a true picture to the outside world what we stand for and how important hunting is for this country and its people.

We urge members and non members to follow common sense practices, before, during and after the hunt. Always think of others too, the non hunter, the farm where you have hunting rights, the public, employees, your clients.
Show respect, towards the country, its residents, fauna and flora, your family and your fellow hunters and your client.
Inform the concerned people of what you are planning and what you are busy with, show them that we are doing things the right way, so that no one will be disappointed. Be polite.

Respect other people’s ideas, belongings, way of thinking and report if you have to enter someone’s property, stay on the roads and do not do damage to fences or other infrastructure.

Make sure that your hunt is legal, that you are registered, have a valid permit for the hunt and permission to hunt in that area, farm, concession or conservancy. Do not let anybody else hunt on your permit and sign it on his/her behalf.

Please do not share sensitive hunting issues and pictures on social media! Do not get involved in arguments on social media with anti hunting activists.

It is highly unethical to make use of aircraft to find animals in order to hunt them. We find that the pressure of success is increasing on Professional Hunters, especially for big game, and that hunts have to be successful within a few days. The client has no time to do a 16 day elephant hunt, he wants it in five days, and we urge you to really think about this well and whether you can offer the client a good hunt and good trophy during that time. Refrain from making false promises or creating false expectations.

A continuous issue of concern is problems with Leopard hunting.  We urge you to please consider the way you are conducting these hunts, do not let greed and the chase for financial reward cause regret when you sit before the DC!
If you encounter other hunters, who are busy with wrong doings, please talk to them, encourage them and lead them. If they do not want to listen, please report them.

Please bear in mind that the DC is not only there to find you guilty but also to protect you against rumors or allegations! 
We care ….

Brown Hyena Research Project - Newsletter

December 2017

The Brown Hyena Research Project is a non-profit organisation based in Lüderitz in the southern Namib Desert in Namibia. The project to research and conserve the ecologically unique brown hyena population along the coastal Namib Desert commenced in 1995 and developed into a long-term conservation project.

Read their latest newsletter.

Medical Group Schemes - Update

We ask all members to familiarize themselves as to the latest information received from Namibia Medical Care regarding Employer Groups and option changes:

Option Change: "Members can only change options once a year, on 1 January (unless a member changes employment or there is a change in marital status). If your employees would like to upgrade to a more comprehensive option or intend on downgrading, kindly ensure that they complete the option change form. The completed form must reach the Fund on or before 15 January 2018. Completed forms can be submitted to any of the client service offices, faxed to 061 287 6049 or emailed to FinReception@methealth.com.na"

Read about Employer Groups.

Krieghoff PH Day

7 February 2018

The Krieghoff Company invites Professional Hunters from all over the world to a unique meeting of expertise. Get an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of the Krieghoff factory in Ulm, Germany. Feel the spirit of traditional firearm manufacturing and test our hunting and sporting arm in the most modern indoor shooting centre in Europe. Join the Krieghoff PH-Day 2018 and get to know what it is like to be part of the Krieghoff Family.

Participation Fee - 50 Euro.

View flyer.

NAPHA Courses 2018

With the new year in full swing, NAPHA Office would like to arrange the following courses throughout the year. The months below are indicative only and are subject to availability of presenters and participants. We will proceed with arrangements and will announce final dates closer to the time.
 
Your thoughts, ideas and comments are invited.
 
April 2018:
Social Media guidelines / Basic Internet usage / Web design
 
May 2018:
First Aid Refresher Course and Snake Awareness
 
June 2018:
Housekeeping / Cooking Course
 
July 2018:
Skinning Course
 
August 2018:
Vehicle Maintenance
 
September 2018:
Photography
 
October 2018:
Welding
 
November 2018:
First Aid Refresher Course
SCI Measurer Course
 
MET Examinations during October / November 2018:
Bow Hunting
HG / MHG / PH Examinations
Outfitters seeking luxury hunting lodge in Kalahari for their trophy hunters for the 2018 hunting season. Good quality trophies.

Please contact:
Marnus van Zyl
Email: marnus@iway.na
Cellphone: 081 127 3530
Web: outpost.com.na
Hunting establishment seeks professional hunter.
See vacancy here.
If interested, please forward a comprehensive CV to Colleen.
Leopard Legend Hunting Lodge seeks Chef to start on 1 March 2018.
Minimum requirements:
- Experience in kitchen
- Loyal, hard working
- Able to work shifts
- Good under pressure
- Valid reference
- No criminal record
- Sober habits

Please send your CV to Leopard Legend.

Namibia Professional Hunting Association
(NAPHA)

 
PO Box: 11291
Windhoek
Namibia

Tel: +264 (0) 61 234455
WhatsApp:  +264 (0) 81 424 9922

Danene van der Westhuyzen, President, president@napha.com.na
Tanja Dahl, Chief Executive Officer, ceo@napha.com.na
Nicole Schwandt, Executive Assistant, napha@napha.com.na
Delin Rooinasie, Secretary, info@napha.com.na
Nikita Greyling, Administrative Assistant, office@napha.com.na
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