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Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) Medal System

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    Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) Medal System

    The Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) medals measuring system is founded and based on the Safari Club international (SCI) measuring system, which is essentially the sum of both horns' lengths and circumferences with the exception of Warthog (length and circumference of longest tusk) and Elephant (combined weight of both tusks in pounds (lbs)).

    Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, in conjunction with the appropriate certificates are obtainable for mature trophies. This is to promote the basic idea of selective trophy hunting. A trophy achieving the minimum score of the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals will be awarded the Silver Medal. A trophy 5% below the minimum score will be awarded the Bronze Medal and a trophy 5% above the minimum will be awarded the Gold Medal.


    Gold Medal


    Silver Medal


    Bronze Medal

    The Conservation Medal minted in old silver is obtainable for any trophy that qualifies as being old, abnormal or with broken horns.


    Conservation Medal

    The Namibian Game Fields Medal is awarded to a trophy that is not only large but also old, thus providing an incentive to hunters to allow animals to pass on their genes. Sustainable utilization require precisely the well endowed specimens to grow old and fulfill their natural role.


    Namibian Game Fields Medal

    The NAPHA medals program was established not only to award Medals to hunting clients for trophies harvested in Namibia but also as a source of revenue for NAPHA to use for the various ongoing projects important for the future of hunting.

    Medals are available after your safari from the NAPHA office in Windhoek. Your Professional Hunter will be able to assist you by supplying the trophy measurements along with the permit number. Medals can also be purchased retroactively for trophies taken in Namibia in past years by submitting the trophy measurements along with the permit number. For further information on the medals, you can contact NAPHA directly at www.napha.com.na.


    Example of the certificate provided with the medal

    Namibian Minimum Measurement System
    The Namibian Minimum Measurement System is to protect hunting clients hunting in Namibia from harvesting animals below the minimum requirement as per the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET). This does not apply to conservation harvesting programmes or in case of old age, an animal with a broken horn or a sick animal as long as the hunting client expressly asks for this trophy.

    The Namibian minimum measurement system should, however, not be confused with NAPHA medals system.

    Minimum Measurements
    Minimum measurements for NAPHA medals and Namibia quality control minimum measurements as accepted by NAPHA.

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    The Namibian TOP 10 Trophies
    The Namibian TOP 10 Trophies is a record of the best trophies taken and entered over the years with both rife and bow, check out if any of your trophies qualify at www.napha.com.na.

    To qualify for your trophy to be on NAPHA's Namibian TOP 10 Trophies list, two steps have to be

    Here are the two guidelines to submit an entry to the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals.
    The trophy has to be measured by an official NAPHA measurer.
    A photo of the harvested trophy must be provided.

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    I guess if I want one of those nifty medals I will have to go back to Namibia and do it again................not too many NAPHA measurers in rural Canada to score the animals I took in years gone by. LOL

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    NAPHA Trophy Medals - Selective Hunting is Conservation

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    Minimum Measurements for NAPHA Medals

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