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NAPHA Newsletter, 9 March 2018
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In this edition

9 MARCH 2018

1. Commercial Conservancies & Leopard Tags
2. Firearm Importation into Namibia
3. Leopards - Love them or hate them
4. Elephant trophy import into the US
5. 2019 DSC and SCI Convention transport information
6. Rangeland Status
7. Marketing of NAPHA members
8. First Aid Refresher Course - 9 March 2018
9. Minox Support
10. New and cancelled members
11. Ben Nolte Support Fund
12. Classifieds

Commercial Conservancies & Leopard Tags

The status of Commercial Conservancies, Leopard Tags, MET Hunting Professional Examination issues, etc. will be amongst the topics to be discussed in a meeting between NAPHA, CANAM and MET on Monday, 12 March.
We will keep you updated.

Firearm Importation into Namibia

In the previous newsletter, a firearm importation form was included that can be sent to the Police to speed along the issuance of import permits upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport. Concerns were raised due to the unprofessional look of the application received by the office. Attached is a new copy of the importation application. This can be emailed to

Firearm import application.

Leopards - Love Them or Hate Them

Our leopard lady Louisa is criss-crossing Namibia to attend auctions and farmer events in order to obtain more data for the Leopard Census.

If you know of any farmers 'get-togethers' in any part of the country, please contact Louisa at 081 223 0610 or via e-mail (​).

Also, please submit your camera trap photos and complete the Leopard Questionnaires.

Thank you to all those who have done so already.

Elephant trophy import into the US

Conservation Force and U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

Attached documents released by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Services reflect withdrawal of certain positive and negative enhancement findings for lion, elephant and bontebok. The USFWS will take individual decisions on import applications for these species on a case by case basis, considering information of previous and suspended findings, information on record, management information of the specific country, details received by applicant, etc. [Read more]

2019 DSC Convention
Transport Information

Due date: 23 March 2018

Dear DSC Exhibitors,
Greetings, I hope all is well.  I am writing to discuss the 2019 DSC Convention and the tight timeline between the SCI and DSC Conventions.  The dates of the 2019 Conventions are SCI: January 9-12 and DSC: January 17-20.
First, I want to affirm that DSC and SCI are communicating on the complications caused by the narrow window between the 2019 and 2020 show dates.  More specifically, we are discussing options for efficiencies in move out/move in and transportation between the Conventions.  We are looking at consolidating booth transport from Reno to Dallas for those interested, but need some information from you to obtain cost estimates.  Thus, we would greatly appreciate your responding to the following questions by March 23.
Will you be exhibiting at SCI and Dallas in 2019?
If yes, are you interested in a consolidated transport from Reno to Dallas to help ensure that your booth materials arrive on time?
If yes, please provide the number of pallets/crates and the approximate weight that you anticipate shipping.
Your responses to these questions will help us better work with the service providers to estimate a shipping cost.  We will follow up with those interested in this option to give a cost estimate so that you can then determine if you would like to participate.
Thank you for your assistance, we appreciate you. 
Corey Mason
Executive Director
13709 Gamma Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244
469-484-6775 (direct)

Rangeland Status - 21 to 28 February 2018

The main objective of the Rangeland Monitoring Project is to provide land users with early warnings of deteriorating conditions, hence promoting proactive management when marketing and other options are still available. This component is based on satellite monitoring of Namibia's rangeland. [Read more]

Marketing of NAPHA members

Thank you - member feedback up to present has been outstanding. Please share your co-ordinates with us if you have not done so already.

We are in the process of creating a Google Map for Namibian Hunting Professionals registered with NAPHA. This can be viewed here:

Please click the on the link and search for your name. If your location is pinned, kindly ensure that it is correct. If your location is not pinned, please submit your GPS coordinates to ensure that we plot the correct location.

Furthermore, in order to ensure we keep you updated on the latest events and news related to the hunting industry and to market you correctly, we would like to ensure that we hold the most up-to-date details for you. If your details have changed, please let us know.

First Aid Refresher Course - 9 March 2018

The first refresher First Aid course of 2018 was a big success. The course was presented by Dr Heidi Rapp, at the NAU building and was greatly attended by members and non-members alike. Thank you to Dr Rapp (Namibia First Aid Training School), for jumping in at short notice, to make this course possible, and to all our members for attending.
Participants will be informed as soon as certificates can be collected from the NAPHA office.

A warm THANK YOU to the NAU (Namibia Agricultural Union) for providing us with a venue to the event once again!

Minox Support

We would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to MINOX for their continued support towards NAPHA. The Minox Wildlife Cameras used in our Leopard Census delivered outstanding images!

Since the invention of the famous spy camera, MINOX is the synonym for the perfect miniaturizing of cutting-edge technology. Today the name equally represents exceptional innovative energy in the field of long-distance optics.

The essence of this expertise flows directly into the development of MINOX riflescopes, offering high-tech for the eye with first class quality for the highest of demands and comprehensive features. Uncompromising in design and production, the maximum possible excellence und precision is emphasized.

Utmost quality, precision, solidity and longevity – these are the achievements of German engineering and constitute the system of values for the MINOX brand.

The exceptional performance of MINOX riflescopes is reflected in the use of high-tech special glass, a precision-designed optical system and premium lens coatings. This combination offers the perfect prerequisite for excellent image quality and high contrast.

As with all our products, MINOX is setting milestones in the development of innovative, user friendly and reliable wildlife cameras for use in a variety of situations. To leave a wildlife camera for days or weeks in the field, well-conceived and precisely constructed technology is a must.

It is exactly this know-how that is put into our robust and weather-resistance wildlife cameras, meeting the highest of demands.

MINOX - The Art of Precision

The office is selling a range of high quality Minox equipment at incredible prices, only while stocks last. Contact the office for more information.

New and cancelled members

We welcome the following new NAPHA members:

Nico van der Westhuizen
Joseph Bank
Ruan Botha
Chris Nortje
Phil van Schalkwyk

We bid farewell to cancelled members:

Erwin Laborn
Jan Edelberg Jensen
Dr Ulf Tubbesing
Corné Kruger
Marco Seefeldt

Ben Nolte Support Fund

On 5 March 2018, NAPHA member Johan Veldsman, challenged our members to match or exceed his donation of N$2,500.00 towards the Ben Nolte Support Fund.

In a matter of just 4 days, members rose to the challenge, donating a total of over N$50,000.00 to support Ben and his family.

Johan Veldsman, for starting this challenge. And thank you to all our members who have donated toward this worthy cause.
The challenge continues!
The office requires wildlife photographs to use in the weekly newsletter and marketing material. The photographer or business will be credited on each image used. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your name out there.

If you wish to send in some photos, please mail us.
Start up trophy hunting outfitter is looking for a farm to lease. Preferably in the Erongo, Otjizondjupa, Oshikoto or Omaheke region. Please contact Moses Tumwine for more information.
Phone: 081 433 5278
Are you selling oryx minced meat without added fat?
Please contact 081 128 1566.

Namibia Professional Hunting Association

PO Box: 11291

Tel: +264 (0) 61 234455
WhatsApp:  +264 (0) 81 162 0977

Danene van der Westhuyzen, President,
Tanja Dahl, Chief Executive Officer,
Nicole Schwandt, Executive Assistant,
Delin Rooinasie, Secretary,
Nikita Greyling, Administrative Assistant,
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