Does the Hunting lodge provide armís or must you bring your own.
hunters prefer to hunt with their own weapons, but there are various regulations
that have to be followed in transporting the weapons from your own country as
well as importing them into Southern Africa and returning them to you home
Make sure you bring your gun licence when coming to hunt.
addition, some airlines place restrictions on the transporting of weapons, and
you would be well advised to check with the airline you will be travelling with,
to ensure that you do not encounter any problems when checking in for your
Ammunition is freely available in Southern Africa for virtually all calibre of
weapons, and it is strictly prohibited to transport any live ammunition on
any passenger flight.
Establish the costs of hunting any additional animals in advance, as it is
quite common for emotions to take over and hunters wish to bag additional
animals not included in their package.
The Professional Hunter / Hunting Lodge is registered in the area you are
going to hunt in and will provide you with a copy of the Hunting Register
listing IN FULL all the animals you have hunted.
This is a vitally important document and without it your animals can not be
exported back to you. We have attached a sample copy of what this document
looks like for use in South Africa, but other countries may vary.
The document must reflect all the animals hunted, when & where the hunt took
place. If you are going to hunt in different locations around South Africa,
you must obtain one from each area, as each province in South Africa are
responsible for the issuing of your permits, and require a copy of the hunting
register to do this.
Some species of animal are restricted on hunting such as Rhino, Elephant,
Leopard, Lion, Bontebok, etc, and are covered by CITES in terms of the legal
hunting and export / Importation of the species.
If you plan to hunt these animals please check that the professional hunter is
permitted to hunt these species.
A CITES permit will have to be obtained before exportation can take place, and
in the case of CITES 1 species, you will have to obtain an import permit from
Fish & Wildlife (US) or the Department of Agriculture or Veterinary.
For further information, please click on the link to
CITES on our links page.
Some Outfitters provide tags that can be attached to the skins and skulls of
the animals that you intend to hunt, which ensures that your trophies do not
get mixed up during the process of salting and the cleaning of the skulls.
Check with your outfitter or taxidermist if you are planning to have the skins
and skulls sent back to your local taxidermist.
There is a large selection of taxidermists in South Africa who can offer an
exceptional service on the processing and mounting of your hunting trophies,
and if you follow the guidelines given on the following pages, you will not be
disappointed or disillusioned with the service you receive.