1. Does the Hunting lodge provide armís or must you bring your own.

Most 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 country.

Make sure you bring your gun licence when coming to hunt.

 

In 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 flight.

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.

   

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

     
  2. 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.