Hunting internationally is both exciting and a true adventure. It does, however, require attention to many details not encountered when hunting in one’s own country. Following is information that can be valuable for international hunters.
For information about hunting for virtually all game species in about any place imaginable, check the websites of outfitters and outfitter organizations. They pull information together for their members and clients – information that is available online, as well as contact information for further details.
Hunting Associations are membership organizations for professional hunters, guides and hunting operators. These organizations support the hunting industry in their regions of focus and usually represent their members when dealing with local conservation departments and government. They are often a good place to start researching a hunt and an operator. Hunting associations typically have a code of professional ethics by which their members must conduct themselves, so verifying an operator’s membership is one way to vet whether an operator is a legal and recognized outfitter.
SCI works with hunting associations around the world to represent the interests of hunters and the hunting industry. We also work together on important conservation management initiatives. Below is a list of associations SCI works with. We will be adding more associations from other parts of the world where we are working for hunters and sustainable use conservation.
Ethiopia Professional Hunters Association
Association of Mozambique Safari Operators (AMOS)
- South Africa
Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association (ZPHGA)
Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ)
- New Zealand
New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association
Regional and Global
- African Professional Hunters Association (APHA)
- Canadian Federation of Outfitter Associations
- International Professional Hunters Association (IPHA)
- Operators and Professional Hunters Associations of Africa
- Professional Outfitters and Guides of America
Airline Firearms Carriage Policies
Every airline has a different policy regarding the carriage of firearms in checked baggage. Some allow multiple firearms in a gun case and others do not. Some require advance notice, including specific information about your firearm, others simply will accept the firearm upon check-in. Some charge a handling fee for firearms, others include it in your free baggage allowance.