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Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA)

Minimum measurements for trophy hunting
In the beginning and middle of seventies epidemic of rabies and prolonged drought took severe toll on population of old bulls which necessitated adoption (1983) of legislation which determined a minimum measurements for trophy hunting.
The main purpose of the legislation was to clearly define and determine which animal can be regarded as trophy. The legislation enabled to monitor statistics on quantity and quality of animals taken in the country.
Requirements and specifications
The measurements (in centimetres) consider the length and mention the circumferences at the base. The  length is measured according according to Rowland Ward System. This method is also used by the American Safari Club International. In case of wear-off horns the method allows more accurate determination of the age of an animal. With spiralling horns of such antelopes as Kudu and Eland it is measured around each spiral and both length are added.
Medal system
The idea to promote selective hunting and to reward exceptional trophies was implemented by Namibian Professional Hunting Association. Gold, silver and bronze medals with corresponding certificates are rewarded for exceptional trophies. Special ''Conservation medal'' is rewarded for exceptionally old trophies.
Medal charges
The NAPHA charges US$  40   for a gold medal, US$ 35 for silver, US$  30  for bronze  and US$ 25 for conservation medal. If certificate is ordered without medal the price is US$ 10 otherwise included in the medal's price.

Measurement system

Minimum measurements for medals Minimum requirements of Ministry of Wildlife,
Conservation and Tourism
Species Bronze Silver Gold Total points (in cm)
Greater Kudu 292 307 322 277
Gemsbok 195 198 208 195
Black Wildebeest 174 183 192 154
Blue Wildebeest 169 178 187 150
Red hartebeest 149 157 165 109
Springbok 92 97 102 87
Steenbok 27 28 29 23
Warthog (longest tooth) 34 36 38 25
Cape Eland 191 201 211 173
Impala 130 137 144 109
Blackfaced impala 121 127 133 -
Blesbok 94 99 104 87
Damara Dik-Dik 16.5 18 191 -
Duiker 27 28 29 23
Klipspringer 27 28 29 -
Spotted  Hyena 35 37 39 -
Sable antelope 241 254 267 -
Roan antelope 164 173 182 -
Tsessebe 97 102 107 -
Waterbuck 160 168 176 -
Leopard 34 36 38 -
Cheetah 28 30 32 -
Lion 53 56 59 -
Rhino 169 178 187 -
Elephant (lbs.) 95 100 105 -

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