I have been noticing a disturbing trend from outfitters in Namibia. I have come across a dozen or so websites of Namibian hunting outfitters and hunting consultants who are offering cull or management hunts in Namibia to hunting clients which is illegal. I just put it out there to make hunters aware who may be interested in these types of inexpensive and action packed hunts that they may unknowingly be participating in a hunt that is illegal. I suspect that most hunting consultants who are offering these hunts are unaware of the Namibian regulation on this subject however there are no excuses for Namibian outfitters who are offering these illegal hunts to foreign hunters who don't know any better. It is legal for a hunting client in Namibia to shoot old, setback or abnormal trophies however Namibian outfitters are offering cull or management hunts in their country with sometimes up to 24 trophy and non-trophy animals of one species while the law dictates that a hunting client may only take two animals of a each species each year, irrespective if the trophies are exported or not. Also it should be noted that any trophies or non-trophy animals that are not exported from Namibia or wounded game not recovered are subject to a government tax of 15% (VAT) based upon the trophy fee paid by the hunting client. Basically a hunting client would not be able to export more than two trophies from the same species and would be liable to pay the additional tax due on any of the other trophies left behind. Just by the way these types of hunts are being presented and marketed I can tell that these Namibian outfitters offering these cull or management hunts are clearly trying to get around the rules. It seems to me that these outfitters are trying to bypass the law by offering these hunts as a package hunt without defining trophy fees. This may be a grey area however by doing these hunts, hunting clients and outfitters are crossing the line of the law in other ways that are clearly illegal. I have contacted NAPHA for some clarification as to some of the grey areas, however as a hunting client I would be very wary of participating in any hunt in Namibia that was marketed as a cull or management hunt for more than 2 animals of the same species.