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NAMIBIA BOWHUNTING - GEAR SPECIFICATIONS

Compound Bow
-A bow which uses a cable and pulleys to increase its power or the velocity of the arrow shot from it, by means of the storing of energy.

Long Bow
-A straight, one piece or take down bow.

Recurve Bow
-A bow with curved tipped limbs which bend away from the archer when the bow is held in the shooting position.

Cross Bow
-Illegal in Namibia.

Arrows can be made out of:
-Wood, fibreglass, carbon or carbon compounds and aluminium
-The shaft must have a minimum length of 19.68 inches (500 mm).

Broadheads must:
-Consist of at least two fixed cutting blades
-A minimum cutting edge length and width of 1 inch (26 mm+).

Broadheads may not:
-Have barbed or serrated edges
-Contain poison or narcotics

Mechanical broadheads are legal in Namibia.

Special arrow points such as judo points, bird points or blunt points may be used for the bow hunting of game bird species only, a hunter may take no more than two members of the permitted bird species during the hunt, which will be listed in the trophy permit.

NAMIBIA BOWHUNTING - ARCHERY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

As per Government Gazette dated June 18, 1997 - 110A (9)

No person shall, when bow hunting for the sake of trophies, use any bow hunting equipment of which the arrow, when propelled from the bow:

(a)    Has an energy of less than 33.9 joules (25ft.lbs), and has a weight of less than 22.68 gram (350 grain), when hunting any of the small game.

(b)    Has an energy of less than 54.24 joules (40ft.lbs), and has a weight of less than 25.92 gram (400 grain), when hunting any of the medium game.

(c)    Has an energy of less than 88.13 joules (65ft.lbs), and has a weight of less than 29.16 gram (450 grain), when hunting any of the big game.

Listed in sub regulation (10):

Small Game would be:
African wild cat, Blesbok, Bushbuck, Caracal, Damara Dik-Dik, Duiker, Jackal, Klipspringer, Lechwe, Porcupine, Rabbit-Hare species, Springbok and the Steenbok.

Medium Game would be:
Baboon, Cheetah, Nyala, Spotted Hyena and Warthog.

Big Game would be:
Eland, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Kudu, Roan antelope, Sable antelope, Tsessebe, Waterbuck, Wildebeest species and the Zebra species.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 11:15
 

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