BOTSWANA Hunting Information

Dee S

AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 16, 2015
Messages
626
Reaction score
1,070
Location
San Antonio, TX
Media
129
Hunting reports
Africa
5
Member of
Nimrod Rifle Club, DSC, SCI, NRA
Hunted
Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia, Botswana
Our PH in Botswana said that military camo is banned, but 'designer' camo you use for hunting is okay for wear. So who's right? I dunno
 

John Telford

AH enthusiast
Joined
Apr 25, 2020
Messages
452
Reaction score
769
Location
Pretoria/Maun/Sacramento
Media
17
Member of
Phasa ,SA Wingshooters, Botswana Tourism (HATAB), Pretoria Arms and Ammunition Association PAAA.
Hunted
South Africa , Botswana,
Dee I shall ask one of the Defence force Generals for clarity - my opinion is that it has been so long since we hunted on public land they may have relaxed the rules some.
 

Dee S

AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 16, 2015
Messages
626
Reaction score
1,070
Location
San Antonio, TX
Media
129
Hunting reports
Africa
5
Member of
Nimrod Rifle Club, DSC, SCI, NRA
Hunted
Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia, Botswana
I appreciate it John, I would prefer to avoid trouble.
 

John Telford

AH enthusiast
Joined
Apr 25, 2020
Messages
452
Reaction score
769
Location
Pretoria/Maun/Sacramento
Media
17
Member of
Phasa ,SA Wingshooters, Botswana Tourism (HATAB), Pretoria Arms and Ammunition Association PAAA.
Hunted
South Africa , Botswana,
Olive green is my Botswana hunting color of choice- khaki is too light and I get confused with a photographic tourist!
 

SafariA

AH fanatic
Joined
Jun 26, 2010
Messages
521
Reaction score
307
Media
52
Articles
2
I travel throuhh Botswana a lot . I almost always wear regular hunting camo T shirt . Have never had an issue . I do have to say then normally with regular shorts .

BDF can be difficult so to be on safe side rather go with regular green or dark Khaki as advised by your outfitter.

Happy Hunting !
 

John Telford

AH enthusiast
Joined
Apr 25, 2020
Messages
452
Reaction score
769
Location
Pretoria/Maun/Sacramento
Media
17
Member of
Phasa ,SA Wingshooters, Botswana Tourism (HATAB), Pretoria Arms and Ammunition Association PAAA.
Hunted
South Africa , Botswana,
Ok Dee so it seems like the Staus Quo no longer have a problem with hunting camo so long as it’s not military issue and particularly not if your “hunting” rifle is an RPG or AK 47 and your “PH” goes by the name of Comandante and your hunting buddies are all called comrades. And leave the red Beret at home.
 

Dee S

AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 16, 2015
Messages
626
Reaction score
1,070
Location
San Antonio, TX
Media
129
Hunting reports
Africa
5
Member of
Nimrod Rifle Club, DSC, SCI, NRA
Hunted
Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia, Botswana
LOL, well that's great to hear, appreciate it. I'll leave my USMC BDU's at home then and since we bow hunt, no worries on them being mistaken for military weapons.
 

John Telford

AH enthusiast
Joined
Apr 25, 2020
Messages
452
Reaction score
769
Location
Pretoria/Maun/Sacramento
Media
17
Member of
Phasa ,SA Wingshooters, Botswana Tourism (HATAB), Pretoria Arms and Ammunition Association PAAA.
Hunted
South Africa , Botswana,
Semper Fi ! Have fun Botswana is a great place.
 

Hunter-Habib

AH fanatic
Joined
Jul 8, 2021
Messages
755
Reaction score
2,222
Media
33
Hunted
Zambia , Namibia , Kenya , Mozambique , Zimbabwe
It says here that the largest rifle caliber to be legally allowed for hunting, is the .577 Nitro Express. Does this mean that I can’t hunt elephant in Botswana with my .600 NE?
 

John Telford

AH enthusiast
Joined
Apr 25, 2020
Messages
452
Reaction score
769
Location
Pretoria/Maun/Sacramento
Media
17
Member of
Phasa ,SA Wingshooters, Botswana Tourism (HATAB), Pretoria Arms and Ammunition Association PAAA.
Hunted
South Africa , Botswana,
It says here that the largest rifle caliber to be legally allowed for hunting, is the .577 Nitro Express. Does this mean that I can’t hunt elephant in Botswana with my .600 NE?
I know two hunters that use .600 NE in Botswana.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
45,066
Messages
910,017
Members
78,904
Latest member
builiaway
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

Wayne Johnson wrote on Angelo_orygun's profile.
I already have a die.My shipping address is; and your email is for F&F, Thanks
[redacted]
timfts wrote on Esoteric Junkie's profile.
is Randall still avail.
Roberto Mervicini wrote on krish's profile.
Hello Krish, a member told me that maybe you could help. I am making a 470 Capsticklooking to buy a chamber reamer, reloading die and need some info in regard to loading a 500 grain bullet .475 hard cast gas check to start, have : IMR 4350, 4831, 3031, h1000, RETUMBO and N150.
If you could help i appreciate,
Best Regards, Thanks Roberto
Got this old guy this year in Mafikeng on the plains with a long shot at 300ms he measured just over 19.5 inch
blesbuck.jpg
 
Top