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

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.  

Africa

Botswana

Botswana Wildlife Management Association 
Phone: +267 6862 671 
E-mail: Debbie@mochaba.net; botswanawildlife@yahoo.com

Ethiopia

Ethiopia Professional Hunters Association 
E-mail: jason@ervsafaris.com 

Mozambique

Association of Mozambique Safari Operators (AMOS) 
Adamo Valy 
E-mail: adamov@cognis.co.mz  

Namibia

Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) 
Phone: + 264-61-234-455 
E-mail: info@napha.com.na  
Website: www.napha-namibia.com 
Facebook: @NAPHAnambia 

South Africa

Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) 
Phone: +27-12-667-2048 
E-mail: info@phasa.co.za 
Website: www.phasa.co.za 
Facebook: @ProfessionalHuntersSA 

Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation – South Africa 
Phone: +27-64-770-3682 
E-mail: admin@cphc-sa.co.za 
Website: www.cphc-sa.co.za 
Facebook: @cphcsa 

Tanzania

Tanzania Hunting Operators Association (TAHOA) 
E-mail: tahoa@tahoa.org 
Website: www.tahoa.org 
 
Tanzania Professional Hunters Association 
E-mail: secretary@tzpha.com 
Website: www.tzpha.com 

Zambia

Professional Hunters Association of Zambia (PHAZ) 
E-mail: gr.safaris@gmail.com 
Website: www.phazambia.com 
 
Safari Hunting Operators Association of Zambia 
E-mail: shoaz2016@gmail.com 

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association (ZPHGA) 
Phone: +263-4-702-402 
E-mail: zphga1@gmail.com 
Website: www.zphga.org 
Facebook: @ZPHGA 
 
Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ) 
Phone:  +263-242-779-792 
E-mail: soaz@mweb.co.zw  
Website: www.soaz.net 
Facebook: SOAZ

Elsewhere 

New Zealand

New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association 
Website: www.nzphga.com 

Regional and Global 

African Professional Hunters Association (APHA)

Website: www.africanpha.org 
Facebook: @AfricanPHA  

Canadian Federation of Outfitter Associations

E-mail: ddugre@fpq.com  
Website: www.canada-outfitters.com 

International Professional Hunters Association (IPHA)

Phone: 512 757 0183 
E-mail: ipha@gvtc.com 
Website: www.internationalprohunters.com 

Operators and Professional Hunters Associations of Africa

E-mail: danene@arugamelodge.com
Website: www.ophaa.org

Professional Outfitters and Guides of America

E-mail: moga@mt.net

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.

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