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Namibia Hunting Season

Namibia, formerly known as South West Africa, has a rich and interesting history. At one time the British Empire took partial possession of Namibia and later the Germans colonized the country until the First World War. Namibia was then placed under the administrative rule of South Africa and was finally granted independence on March 21, 1990.

Since independence, Namibia has benefited from great political stability. It is an easy, safe and affordable hunting destination for a great plains game hunting safari up to a high end big five hunting safari. This is why it is so popular amongst hunters, recent stats show that Namibia has in fact surpassed South Africa in the numbers of hunters who visit annually, averaging more than 5,000 international hunters per year. Namibia has become a favorite amongst first time hunters, family groups of hunters as well as long time African hunting veterans who appreciate the benefits of hunting in Namibia.

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Hunting properties range in size from private land of a few thousand acres to million acre hunting concessions where hunters can discover a country and its wildlife that are among the most beautiful, varied and rich that Africa has to offer. The hunting areas are spread throughout the country from north to south. In the vast majority of the cases, these are private areas managed by their individual owners or hunting companies.

The majority of the hunting in Namibia takes place on private game ranches which are found throughout the country. Safari hunting is allowed on private game ranches, conservancies where hunting is permitted and within government hunting concession areas which are only found in the North of the country.

In Namibia, the habitat of the hunting areas is composed of dense thorny savanna, shrub savanna and large semi-desert plains. The terrain in some hunting areas can be challenging, even mountainous. The elevation of the high plains in much of the country where many of the prime hunting areas are located can also cause hunting to be more strenuous for those who are not used to it.

Namibia along with South Africa are the only two countries in Africa where one can hunt the entire big five; Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino (White as well as Black Rhinoceros). Most of the plains game hunting safaris, along with Leopard hunting, take place in the lower two thirds of Namibia. Leopards are hunted both with dogs and on bait and can be found in many areas. While Lion, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino are hunted on a very limited basis and primarily harvested in the Northern most part of the country, including the Caprivi Strip. Cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus) can be found throughout Namibia and can also be hunted.

Namibia is most well known for the availability of numerous species for plains game hunting. The most famous and emblematic animal of Namibia, the Oryx (Oryx Gazella), is found throughout the territories of Namibia. The following species are also found in abundance; Cape Eland (Taurotragus Oryx), Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros), Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes Taurinus), Black Wildebeest (Conochaetes Gnou), Blesbok (Damaliscus Pygargus Phillipsi), Impala (Aepyceros Melampus), Steenbok (Ourebia Ourebi), Klipspringer (Oreotragus Oreotragus), Warthog (Phacochoerus Aethiopicus)...

Hunting in Namibia is most often done on foot, sometimes directly from the lodge or camp, but more often by driving a 4x4 from the lodge to the area to be hunted, then tracking on foot once in the bush. The spot and stalk hunting technique is quite often used as well.

In most of the private hunting areas the accommodations are permanent lodges and/or bungalows. These lodges are very comfortable and some are even quite luxurious. A few outfitters provide tent camps for special occasions such as remote hunts from the main lodge.

Hunting areas are accessible by road from the country's capital, Windhoek. Depending on the location of the hunting area, the drive is on average 2 to 5 hours. The roads are excellent however, since many hunting areas have their own airstrip, transfer by chartered plane is also possible, but not required.

Climate in Namibia

Namibia's climate is the driest in Africa with generally sunny, warm days and cooler nights throughout the year. During the winter months, June to August, occasionally temperatures can drop below freezing at night. The seasons are opposite since Namibia is below the equator in the southern hemisphere. No matter what the season, you should expect lots of sun as Namibia receives on average about 300 days of sunshine a year.

The central plateau region, where a majority of the hunting outfitters in Namibia are located, has a semi-desert climate, with low humidity and extremes in temperature between day and night, somewhere between a 30 degree F to 40 degree F in variation.

The most popular time to travel to Namibia is between March and October, in particular May to August, when rainfall is almost non existent and temperatures are mild. Rainfall can occur during the months of November through March and generally will average about 14 in (35 cm) in the central region and 1 to 6 in (2.5 to 15 cm) in the south. The rains can fail and droughts occur roughly every ten years or so. Some areas of the Namib desert have gone nearly a century without a drop of rain.

Conversely, the fertile northern region of Namibia, including the Caprivi Strip is always much warmer with high humidity, having a climate more similar to that of southern Zambia with rainfall of more than 28 in (70 cm).

World Weather Online provides a very detailed look at current weather conditions, weather forecasts, a history and almanac for predicting average weather conditions during the time while you will be traveling in that part of the world. Click here for Namibia's climate and temperature forecast.

Namibia Hunting Season & When Hunting is Allowed

  • Hunting Season - February 1st to November 30th
  • Trophy hunting may take place from half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset during the hunting season and no hunting is allowed with artificial light.
  • There is no regulation controlling the number of days of a hunting safaris, if a minimum, it is set it is by the hunting outfitter.
  • Hunting from a vehicle is permitted.

NAMIBIA Species to Hunt

These species may be available on the hunting license in the country; however they may not be available on quota anywhere in the country. Also individual hunting outfitters may or may not be given any quota or have any remaining licenses left for some species.

Some of these species may not be able to be imported back into your country of residence. You can find information on the importation of sport hunted trophies at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Permits or the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at www.cites.org.

Species to Hunt in Namibia

Namibia offers over forty species for trophy hunting, including the big five which consist of Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo. The most commonly hunted species in Namibia are plains game; Gemsbok, Warthog, Greater Kudu, Springbok and Red Hartebeest top the list.

Bird Hunting Season in Namibia

From February 1st to November 30th, a hunter may take no more than two members of the permitted bird species during his hunt, which will be listed in the trophy permit.

During the official bird hunting season more birds of certain species can be hunted, hereunder is the list by species and daily quota per hunter.

October 1st to November 30th / 5

Sandgrouse Burchell

September 1st to November 30th / 5

Sandgrouse Boublebanded

September 1st to November 30th / 10

Sandgrouse Namaqua
Sandgrouse Yellow Throated

May 1st to July 31st / 10

Quail Button Kurrichane
Quail Common

June 1st to July 31st / 10

Quail Harlequin

May 1st to October 31st / 10

Pigeon Speckled

Shot Placement Guide for the Perfect Shot

Click here to visit our shot placement guide, the most comprehensive shot placement guide of African game online.

Bowhunting in Namibia

Bowhunting in Namibia was legalized in 1997. Bowhunters, familiar with Namibia, consider the overall hunting conditions for bowhunting in Namibia particularly well suited for bowhunting. Possessing some of the highest populations for plains game hunting and variety of African trophy hunting species makes it a paradise for any hunter, but climate and terrain are the features that make it so well-adapted to bowhunting.

A hunting guide, master hunting guide or professional hunter is required to possess an additional qualification as a certified bowhunting guide to take clients bowhunting in Namibia. Bowhunting may only take place within hunting areas in Namibia which are registered for this purpose with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET).

Bowhunting big five and/or dangerous game, such as hunting Elephant, hunting Rhino, hunting Cape Buffalo, hunting Lion and hunting Leopard is illegal in Namibia, however bowhunting Cheetah is allowed.

For bow hunting in Namibia, I recommend the later part of the season as it is more suited to bow hunting because it is drier June through mid October in most parts of the country.

Importation of Bows & Arrows into Namibia

It is legal for hunters to import bows for bowhunting purposes into Namibia and no import permit is required.

Minimum Equipment Requirements for Bowhunting in Namibia

  • Large Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 65 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 450 grain
    (Greater Kudu, Cape Eland, Oryx / Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Hartmann's Zebra, Burchell's Zebra, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, etc.)
  • Medium Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 40 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 400 grain
    (Warthog, Cheetah, Nyala, Chacma Baboon, etc.)
  • Small Game
    Bow Kinetic Energy 25 ft/lbs
    Arrow Weight 350 grain
    (Springbok, Impala, Blesbok, Gray Duiker, Steenbok, Ostrich, Caracal, Black-Faced Impala, Red Lechwe, Damara Dik-Dik, Klipspringer, Black-Backed Jackal, Game Birds, etc.)

Minimum Equipment Requirements for Rifle Hunting in Namibia

  • Namibia does not have a minimum caliber requirement for rifle hunting and rely by law on minimum energy (Eo - muzzle velocity). Smallest caliber recommended by NAPHA 7 mm (.284).
  • Minimum energy (Eo - muzzle velocity)
    Big Game
    5400 Joule
    (Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Lion, etc.)
    Large Game
    2700 Joule
    (Greater Kudu, Cape Eland, Oryx / Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Hartmann's Zebra, Burchell's Zebra, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, Leopard, etc.)
    Medium to Small Game
    1350 Joule
    (Springbok, Impala, Blesbok, Gray Duiker, Steenbok, Ostrich, Caracal, Black-Faced Impala, Red Lechwe, Damara Dik-Dik, Klipspringer, Black-Backed Jackal, Warthog, Cheetah, Nyala, Chacma Baboon, Game Birds, etc.)

Traveling with Firearms & Ammunition

Traveling to Africa usually requires taking at least a couple of different airlines as well as departing from several countries whose laws and regulations are constantly changing. And they all have their own rules, regulations and laws for which it is your responsibility to be aware and in compliance with all of them.

Permits & Importation of Firearms & Ammunition into Namibia

The following section contains the basic information you will need to know.

  • Temporary importation of firearms and ammunition into Namibia is free of charge and the process is quick and easy. Should you be traveling with bows and arrows to and/or through Namibia, there is no required permit or charges.
  • Hunters entering Namibia with firearm(s) and ammunition must complete a Temporary Import/Export Permit Application Form for all firearm(s) and/or ammunition in their possession. Click here to print a copy of this form, we would strongly recommend that you fill out the form beforehand, leaving it unsigned and carry it with you to Namibia, along with a second copy for yourself. Your hunting outfitter does not need to receive a copy of this form.
  • This application form must be submitted upon entry while declaring your firearm(s) and ammunition in a small office located in the baggage claim area of the airport, where your temporary import/export permit will be issued.
  • At the time of declaration of firearm(s), hunters will have to present and show a copy of their hunting permits to police officials. Request from your hunting outfitter(s) a copy of your hunting permits.
  • At the time of declaration of firearm(s), you will also be required to supply a "Letter of Invitation" from each hunting outfitter(s) you will be hunting with as well. It is a supporting document from the hunting outfitter(s) that you are visiting for the purpose of trophy hunting indicating the farm name and number. Request from your hunting outfitter(s) a signed "Letter of Invitation" on company letterhead for the police officials, here below is a sample of this document.
  • A maximum of one hundred (100) rounds of ammunition may be imported per hunting rifle, however you may encounter greater restrictions from the airline(s) you are traveling on or country you are departing from or other countries you may be visiting or transiting through.
  • Only ammunition for the specific caliber(s) you are bringing may be imported.
  • There is no limit to the number of firearms per license holder that may be imported safely stored in one locked case into Namibia for trophy hunting purposes, however if traveling through South Africa a maximum of two firearms are allowed even if you are just in transit. Some European countries also have greater limitation than Namibia as to the number of firearms which can be brought into their country even while in transit.
  • The Namibian Police is advising all hunters importing a silencer or sound suppressing device into Namibia to bring along a written motivation on why they would like to use this device when hunting in Namibia. This motivation letter should be handed to the officer processing arms and ammunition import at the point of entry into the country.
  • Black powder rifles are permitted in Namibia, however it is illegal to transport on commercial airlines black powder and percussion caps. These may be purchased in Namibia but it is best to contact your hunting outfitter to organize for it well prior to your hunt as it may need to be special ordered.
  • No fully automatic firearms.
  • Other self-loading, considered semi-automatic firearms are permitted in Namibia, but you can expect questions at the airport upon importation.
  • Namibia does not have a minimum caliber requirement for rifle hunting and rely by law on minimum energy (Eo - muzzle velocity). Smallest caliber recommended by NAPHA 7 mm (.284).
  • No solid point cartridges.
  • No handguns.
  • No weapons which fall under military categories.
  • No crossbows.

Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA)

Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) is an important organization, with well over 400 members. NAPHA works closely, and has a strong relationship, with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), the governing authority for hunting guides, master hunting guides, bow hunting guides and professional hunters in Namibia. However it is important to mention that Namibia's hunting outfitters, hunting guides, master hunting guides, bow hunting guides and professional hunters are not required to be members of NAPHA to conduct hunting safaris. Click here to visit NAPHA web site for more information regarding basic hunting laws and regulations, top 10 hunting trophies in Namibia listing and more.

Namibia Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET)

All hunting outfitters, hunting guides, master hunting guides, bow hunting guides and professional hunters in Namibia must be registered with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to be legal. To visit Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism web site click here. Note, all trophy hunting outfitters in Namibia must additionally be registered with the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB).

Namibia Hunting Permits & Licenses

The wildlife authorities and the government of Namibia allocates quotas by species to each hunting concession or hunting block on an individual basis. On privately owned land for the most part, the owner decides based upon his own conservation practices the quota for each species.

Your hunting license and permit will be applied for and obtained by your hunting outfitter well prior to your arrival, please check with your outfitter as to the current charges or if the cost of this paperwork is already included in the price of your hunt.

The cost of hunting permits and licenses in Namibia are minimal and are usually included in the cost of the hunting safari, although a few hunting outfitters may charge separately for it.

The following is required regarding permits for trophy hunting in Namibia:

  • Permits must be issued prior to the hunt commencing.
  • A separate permit must be issued for each individual hunting client.
  • An additional special hunting permit is required for hunting Leopard, hunting Cheetah or hunting Lion. This hunting permit mandates a special list of conditions to hunt big cats.
  • The hunting permit must be completed in full by the hunting client and the professional hunter or hunting guide (wounded or lost animals must also be indicated on the hunting permit).
  • Hunting permits are issued by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) only.
  • A maximum of two trophies per species may be harvested, per hunting client per hunting permit.
  • Government taxes are applicable on daily rates, currently the government tax is 15% (VAT).
  • No government taxes are applicable on exported trophies.
  • Trophies that are not exported from Namibia, not taken in a package hunt or wounded game not recovered are subject to a government tax of 15% (VAT) based upon the trophy fee paid by the hunting client.

CITIES Permits & U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The importation of some individual sport hunted trophies requires a CITES permit (i.e. African Elephant, White Rhinoceros and Leopard to name a few), you will need to submit an application to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service if you are planning to import any of the species on their list. You can download the CITIES permit application forms by clicking here. CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, visit their web site at www.cites.org.

Camouflage

The use of Camouflage clothing is allowed in Namibia during the actual hunt. However we would advise that it only be worn during your hunt and not in town or for travel. For excellent quality camouflage, you need look no further than KUIU.

How to Get There

A majority of international hunting clients will fly directly from their country of origin into South Africa on a major international airline, many of which offer a route to Johannesburg (Tambo International Airport - JNB). A less traveled, although still popular route, is through any major European city to Johannesburg. Both routes then require a short flight to get to Namibia's capital Windhoek. Direct flights into Windhoek are available on Air Namibia through Frankfurt several days a week.

Travel Agent Specializing in Hunting Clientele

You may wish to consider using a travel agent that specializes in hunting worldwide or in Africa as they may be familiar with these routes and used to working with these airlines. Specialty travel agents can often get better deals than you can find on major websites or through regular travel agents. I highly recommend Travel Express, hunting travel specialists, they are the company that I personally use. Lori Ginn can help you, she is very knowledgeable and a hunter herself. She can assist you with all aspects of your hunting travel planning from airfare, lodging and car rentals to entry visa's, firearm permits, etc... Click here to visit Travel Express website www.travelexpressagency.com.

International Airport in Namibia

  • City: Windhoek - capital of Namibia
    Hosea Kutako International Airport
    Airport Code WDH
    Located 28 miles (45 km) east of the city of Windhoek


Major Airlines Flying into Namibia

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Visa & Travel Documents

All foreigners must be in possession of a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure from Namibia as well as a round trip airline ticket.

Citizens of the Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America planning to spend no more than 90 days in Namibia will be issued a temporary entry visa at the airport upon arrival. For a complete list of countries please click here to the Namibian Embassy web site. As the list changes from time to time, it is important to verify if you need to obtain a visa based upon your country of citizenship.

Persons possessing passports from other countries may be required to obtain an entry visa prior to departure from their country of origin. This should be done well in advance as it can take some time to complete the process which may require sending your passport to their Embassy or Consulate.

To find out if you need to apply for a Visa in advance, a great resource with free information is Travel Document System (TDS) at www.traveldocs.com. If you are in need of a visa, Travel Document System is nationally recognized as a leading authority in the field of international Travel Documents. Travelers are quite often not sure of the specific requirements or documentation required to enter into a foreign country. TDS helps international travelers easily understand what is specifically required of them in order to gain passage into another country and provides visa services for U.S. citizens to most countries for which an entry visa is required www.traveldocs.com.

Traveler's Health & Immunizations

No vaccinations or International Health Certificate are required to enter Namibia, however we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel in Namibia.

CDC recommends that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. Find a travel medicine clinic near you by clicking here. If you have a medical condition, you should also share your travel plans with any doctors you are currently seeing for other medical reasons.

Recommended Vaccinations Include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Routine vaccination if you are not up-to-date including Influenza, Polio, MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus)

Malaria prophylactics medication is recommended for visitors to some parts of the country, ask your hunting outfitter and we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel in Namibia as mosquitoes in this country are resistant to some antimalarial drugs.

The CDC is most credible online resource for up to date health information. Click here to visit the section dedicated to Traveler's Health specific to Namibia. Information about vaccinations, diseases, prevention, tips and much more can be found here.

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Malaria Map of Namibia

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Clothing

This extensive packing list is very complete and should be used as a guide to help you with your preparation. Adapt this list according to your preferences, weather and length of your trip, etc.

Safari hunting wear should be comfortably fitting and made of a sturdy fabric. Laundry is done on a daily basis so packing should be done with this in mind. The color of your hunting clothes from hats to boots including your backpack should be green, brown, khaki, olive, or neutral. Avoid light shades of any color and clothing that makes noise. Depending upon the time of the year, darker colored clothing might be recommended.

I recommend layering clothing since temperature changes from dawn to dusk can be significant year round in Namibia, typically varying 35° F (20° C) from day to night. You should test your layers before your trip, your outer layer should fit easily over the inside one(s) without binding and bunching up. Do not bring clothing items that you are very fond of, the African bush is unforgiving. Should you be traveling during the rainy season it is best to have at least some fast drying synthetic clothing that maintains its warmth when wet.

  • Long pants, pants should be comfortably fitting and made of a sturdy fabric, the thicker and tighter the weave the stronger and more impenetrable to thorns and insects. I suggest the Attack or Tiburon pants as they are great in the warmer weather. Alpine or Chinook pants with lots of pockets are a great functional piece of clothing.
  • Shorts , some hunters are comfortable wearing shorts for hunting in warm climates which is fine but there can be drawbacks. I usually advise against wearing shorts for hunting due to the abundance of sharp thorns, twigs and nasty grass which can be hard on your legs. A pair of shorts for camp or travel may be good to bring if the weather is hot, but the choice to wear them while hunting is yours. The Tiburon Shorts are a super lightweight and breathable short that’s great for hot weather hunting.
  • Shirts, long sleeved shirts for hunting will protect you from the sun and the bush to some degree.
  • T-shirts
  • A light waterproof, breathable jacket, for wind or rain
  • Underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Casual clothing for relaxing at camp and traveling
  • Swimsuit if it’s a warm time of the year

Cold Weather Clothing

  • Warm jacket heavy weight fleece
  • Warm wool sweater(s) or mid weight fleece
  • Mid weight long underwear
  • Warm headwear, one that covers your ears can serve a dual purpose
  • Warm gloves

Footwear

  • Hunting boots, you should bring two pairs of well broken-in hunting boots or one pair of hunting boots and one pair of trail shoes. Your footwear should be comfortable, light weight, preferably leather, darker in color and have the advantage of a quiet sole for stalking or tracking.
  • Extra shoe laces for your hunting boots
  • Casual shoes for relaxing in camp and traveling
  • Sandals, for wearing around camp when the weather is suitable
  • Socks, high quality socks are a good idea and will help minimize the risk of blisters.

Accessories

  • Gloves, that are functional for hunting, preferably leather and dark in color. Fingerless gloves used for biking or weightlifting are ideally suited for shooting and reloading and at the same time they will protect you hands if crawling through the bush.
  • Headwear, a suitably colored baseball cap and/or wide brimmed safari hat for added sun protection for your neck and ears.
  • Belt(s)
  • Bandana/Neck Gaiter, a great multi-purpose item, sun protection (head or neck), wet it will cool you off, handkerchieve, dust mask, etc.
  • Gaiters, above the ankle to keep your boots and socks free of nuisances such as sand, prickly seeds and sharp grass or to the knee to offer added protection from nuisances, such as bush, sharp weeds, snakes, etc.

Toiletries

  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Q-tips
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Razor and blades
  • Shaving cream (Non-aerosol for carry on)
  • Deodorant (Non-aerosol for carry on)
  • Cologne
  • Moisturizing lotion
  • Nail scissors or clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Lip balm with high SPF
  • Sun block with high SPF, We recommend waterproof sunscreen as it lasts longer. Even if sweating. Depending on the area you are hunting, repellant sunblock is an option but unscented is always a good idea.
  • Ziplock bags, useful and versatile. A good way to contain items that may leak in your luggage.

Travel Accessories

  • Flashlight, we suggest Ledlenser, their brilliant design and easy-use functionality insures great pleasure for your every need.
  • Camera, lenses, flash, a second memory stick, charger and/or extra batteries.
  • Video camera, tapes or memory card/stick, charger and/or extra batteries. Ask your PH to take pictures with his own camera too, it’s a great back up
  • Lens cleaning kit
  • Electric converters
  • Plug adapters

Your Prescription Medication and First Aid

Bruce Watson Safaris has a first aid kit and basic medications are available such as aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-diarrhea pills and band aids.

If you bring prescription medication they should be packed in your carry on luggage and you should have enough to last you through your trip. Your medication must be prescribed in your name and be in their original prescription bottles to avoid problems at customs. If you are carrying liquid medication, be sure to place them in a zip lock bag for airport security.

  • Your regular prescription medications
  • Copies of prescriptions for medications that you are carrying
  • Bee allergy shot or Epipen for those with severe allergies

For your personal needs you may wish to consider bringing some of the following:

  • Treatments for jet lag
  • Insect repellent
  • Itch cream with cortisone
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Moleskin or Band Aid blister block or Band Aid cushions
  • Laxative
  • Antacid
  • Eye drops
  • Motion sickness remedies
  • Decongestant
  • Allergy medication

Personal Items

  • Prescription glasses and/or clear shooting glasses. Theese will help protect your eyes, day or night, against sand, thorns and insects.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Contact lenses and solution if preferred. (Glasses are more practical and provide added protection)
  • Earplugs (for hunting, travel or sleeping)
  • Cell phone and/or satellite phone (Most hunting areas/camps have wifi access and/or local network; check with your telephone service provider to see if your phone has the capability to be activated.)
  • Watch
  • Field guide
  • Shot placement guide, or click here for the App.
  • Small notebook and pen to keep journal or take notes
  • List of addresses or pre-printed mailing labels for sending postcards back home
  • Something to read
  • Reminder list of things that you wanted to do or buy