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    Moderator in Namibia

    Hi, just a little information, I recently visited Namibia, had a great time, wonderful hunting in the Kalahari, flew Heathrow to Johannesburg booking my firearms directly to Windhoek Namibia,no problems all went very smoothly until the Namibian police examined my rifle and noticed the moderator," not allowed" they explained and confiscated it until my return,i was not the only one to be affected another 4\5 hunters suffered the same issue.
    The Namibian PH couldn't help although he explained to the police that he could purchase a moderator in Namibia, however I re zeroed and hunter without the mod
    Upon my return home the PH contacted me to explain that he had researched the problem and had found out that a very recent document had been producedSilencers / Sound Suppressors
    Due to an increase in poaching incidents in Namibia, the Namibian Police is advising all hunters importing a Silencer / 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 should be handed to the officer processing arms and ammunition import at the point of entry into the country.
    We certainly were not aware but we are now.hope this is useful


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    Very useful info thanks. Do they require a certificate of export like R SA ? Job creation ! But I gather there are 8.9 million unemployed in SA and no benefits.

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    All that is required for Namibia is the Invitation to Hunt letter from the outfitter, this along with your passport,Firearms Cert Etc.It is far "easier" in Namibia than RSA.

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    posted this a few weeks a go ...
    Hi guys ,
    just a quick heads up ,I have just been through Windhoek airport with 3 rifles ,its the 4th time in 2 years normally with no problems ,this time the police lady checking serial numbers saw my moderators .
    What is that she asked ? I explained.....

    she replied ,oh for sound .....silencers are not allowed .... I explained again ....

    when questioned why she replied we need to know where the shot comes from , they were temporary confiscated apparently its law .

    The poor police lady when quizzed by my self and the PH after surrendering them couldn't give us a good reason or show us in writing ,a senior officer attended and said its no problem you just need a fax from there chief of police takes 2 to 4 hours if he is around or by prior application from the outfitter ........very frustrated we excepted and were about to move on when 2 German chaps opened there gun cases, low and behold both moderated rifles and they were allowed to proceed ,we then re quizzed the officer whom replied THEY GOT LUCKY .......
    Where I hunt the owner is a lawyer and got straight on the trail with the chief of police who confirmed it is law and has been for many years ,but the police officers normally don't bother as many hunters use them ???.again couldn't produce any paperwork to back this up this is still being followed up.
    Anyway the end result is leave the moderators in the bag (don't high light them ) and you should be fine normally I put them in with the ammunition box which they never check but this time they were with rifles ,
    guessing she was having a bad day .
    On collection when I left the officers whom returned them said the police lady was wrong and she should not have taken them .......ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    but that's Africa !!!!!

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    Silencers / Sound Suppressors
    Due to an increase in poaching incidents in Namibia, the Namibian Police is advising all hunters importing a Silencer / 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 should be handed to the officer processing arms and ammunition import at the point of entry into the country.

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