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  1. Important!!!!! NAPHA emails hacked, please read.

    ❗*URGENT NOTICE* ❗ Dear Members, it appears that NAPHA e-mail addresses have been hacked. Please delete any mails asking for bank details or assistance with EFT's or funding. Should you be in doubt, please contact the office. Please be aware, if you have emailed any outfitters who are...
  2. Steiner or Delta?

    I'm currently looking for a scope to sit atop my .375 that can be used for plains game and perhaps in the future, dangerous game. I've found two scopes, one by Steiner and one by Delta that suit my purposes and tick the boxes. Both similar in price, low to mid range magnification and 42mm...
  3. Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

    Just for interest, anyone thinking of applying for a variation in the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area, be prepared for a long wait. I applied for a variation mid June, the funds from my cheque were taken on 21st June so I made a phone call last Friday to enquire about the return of my...
  4. Namibia moves to restrict hunting photos being shown on social media.

    As per the the thread title, a new directive from the Namibian government......
  5. Pregnant bitch in pain.

    My Cocker bitch is 39 days after mating and all signs are that she's pregnant. A few days ago and this afternoon she has suddenly started yelping as though in severe pain. It lasts for maybe five or ten seconds and then she's absolutely fine again. She hasn't had any strenuous work and is...
  6. Antler colour.

    I've been shooting over the same piece of ground for several years now and take a few bucks there most summers. Most of the bucks I've shot have antlers that are medium to light brown in colour. This year I've noticed that the four bucks I've taken have very dark antler colouration and...
  7. Jakob Winter rifle cases.

    I'm looking for a hard rifle case that is airline approved and came across a Jakob Winter case. Has anyone got one or got any feedback on them? I have to admit never hearing of them before and it seems they make cases for the transport of musical instruments mainly but do produce them for...
  8. Travelling to Namibia with SAA via Johannesburg.

    As per the thread title I will be travelling to Namibia with South African Airways via Johannesburg later this year with a firearm. Has anyone else done this and if so what was the experience like? How was Heathrow booking in procedure? Any issues transiting through South Africa? Do you...
  9. Scope recommendations.

    I'm looking for a new scope for a new rifle in the £5-600 price bracket. It should have adjustable magnification and an objective lens of 40 - 42. It will be atop a rifle for Africa but also for use in the UK. I've been looking around and must admit not looked much beyond German/European...
  10. Mauser M12 or Steyr Mannlicher CLll?

    I have a slot for a 30-06 on my licence and am in the position of being able to fill it up now. The rifle will be used for African plains game, potential boar shooting and occasional use here in the UK if I fancy a change from the .243. I've had a look at several rifles around the £1500...
  11. RSPCA/fieldsports discussion on Radio5live.

    If anyone can tune in, it's an interesting discussion. Not sure how long there is to run on it or how much has already been said.
  12. Photo posting limit reached.

    I can't post any more photos as I have reached my 20.00MB limit. Is there a way of adding more photos to the site or increasing my limit? I don't have a gallery, the images I've posted have only been on threads. I don't use photo hosting sites as images have a limited shelf life and I don't...
  13. A weekend on the Roe bucks.

    Last weekend, well 26th through to 29th July I had some spare time between shifts so headed down to the folks for a long weekend with the family. As always my rifle was with me as I intended to do some stalking. On the Friday evening I had arranged to meet a good friend and we would go out...
  14. Impressive front points.

    A friend shot this one yesterday, I don't think I've seen one with such impressive front points.......
  15. A warning and a plea to all dog owners.

    I know many of us here own dogs and work with dogs. An unfortunate incident occurred here where I work a few days ago. One of our military working dogs, Bety was out with her handler being exercised and carrying out continuation training. As part of the training, positive reinforcement is...
  16. Post your African taxidermy mounts.

    We see many trophy pics in the field and can admire the beast of the chase and the successful hunter after the animal has been retrieved but we see relatively few photos of those animals when they have made it back from Africa. Therefore, those of you who have shot a decent animal and have had...
  17. South Africa or Namibia?

    Seriously thinking about a first hunting safari in a couple of years time. From my initial research I am drawn to either South Africa or Namibia to fulfil my dream to hunt plains game. Any pros or cons to either place or recommendations, hints and suggestions would be gratefully received as I...
  18. Green Woodpecker.

    Here's one I recently got back from the taxidermist. I picked it up dead at work a couple of years ago after it had flown into a window. It's a young one, just off maturity but I hate seeing things like this go to waste so got it mounted.
  19. Snugtop spares?

    Does anyone know of a good place to get replacement seals for a Snugtop? I've just bought a Navara which has had the Snugtop in situ from new and there are a couple of places where the rubber has perished, around the window nearest the cab and also around the lift up tail window so will be...
  20. Tipping and Gratuities etiquette.

    Just out of curiosity, what is the etiquette surrounding tips to the PH and others when big game hunting? Is there an unspoken minimum based upon a percentage of the total safari cost or is it judged per animal? Do you tip the skinners, trackers guides etc? I was having a conversation with a...
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