Water Buffalo are big and they are plentiful. Truly a FUN hunt!
As Australia’s premier big game animal, the Water Buffalo deserves
the highest level of respect when hunting. They are extremely tough and difficult
to put down and are every bit as tough as the African Cape buffalo.
They live in wet, swampy, mud-wallow areas and come out to feed in nearby grasslands. This hunting concession combines a remote, privately owned 1,500 square mile cattle station as well as adjacent Aboriginal lands. This is a hunt that you will want to book at least a year in advance as this outfitter is in high demand.”
What to expect when you are Australia water buffalo hunting
The best time to hunt Water buffalo in Australia is from Late May to October. The weather here is lovely. March, April and May is Fall with daytime highs averaging 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows will be a comfortable 50 degrees. June, July and August is Winter with daytime highs in the 75 – 80 degree range and the nighttime lows averaging 45 degrees. September, October and November is Spring with daytime highs in the 85 – 90 degree range and the night time lows averaging 55 – 60 degrees.
Generally hunting will be spot and stalk, however for bow hunters, or any hunter wishing to, there are tree stands and ground blind hunting available.
Bowhunting water buffalo in Australia is an adrenaline charged hunt for the adventurous hunter.
Success Rates and Trophy Quality
Weighing around 1,800 to 2,100 pounds, a mature Water Buffalo is aggressive and dangerous. The horns of a mature buffalo bull measure 38″ to 60″ wide tip to tip!
Other activities available in the Northern Territory are World Class Barramundi fishing; Helicopter sightseeing; Aboriginal Art and sacred relic viewing. There are numerous tourist and shopping destinations at the Top End.
*there are no fees for Dingo and Donkeys.
Travel, food and lodging for this hunt
Travel is from specially outfitted 4×4 vehicles which all have a winch, satellite phone, GPS, first aid kit, and other necessary off road gear.
AUSTRALIA WATER BUFFALO HUNTING
There are two hunting areas for water buffalo, one in Queensland, and one in the Northern Territories.
The Hotspur Lodge in Queensland is a modern lodge with all the comforts of home, located on the Tropic of Capricorn, in Queensland, Australia. Non-hunters are welcome and will enjoy relaxing here. The Lodge is air conditioned with six comfortable bedrooms and three spacious bathrooms with hot showers and flushing toilets. There is also a large veranda around the lodge providing a great view, and you will enjoy the prolific bird life of the area. Laundry facilities and Internet access is also available.
The Northern Territory Lodge is a very comfortable with three bedrooms, air conditioning, hot showers, flushing toilets, and laundry facilities. Relaxing in the lodge or around the barbecue with a local Australian beer is always very nice after a day’s hunting. Hunting in the Northern Territory is usually done in May through September.
After the day’s hunt everyone can relax at the bar, the swimming pool, or our recreational area around the barbecue, with a plentiful selection of great Australian beers and wines. Meals are home cooked Australian style and prepared to your satisfaction.
Hunt Reports for this outfitter:
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Testimonials from hunters who have hunted with this outfitter:
I am a traditional bowhunter and I booked a trip with Andrew Mackay for Buffalo. He and his operation can be summed up with two words “the best”. Andrew works tirelessly 24/7 to make sure that your trip is more than a hunt…it is an adventure! Getting up every day and seeing birds of every […]
We purchased an auction item for Buffalo and Sambar deer at Safari Club International in Reno, and we had no idea what we had in store for us! The outfitter worked with us before hand and together we carefully planned a one month hunt. Upon arrival in Darwin, we were met by the outfitter and […]
I have had the good fortune to bowhunt around the world, from Siberia, to Africa, to Australia, Argentina,and most of the U.S. Over the years I have met three guides who are the best of the best. this outfitter is one of the three! He is the finest back up man on dangerous game I […]
I hunted water buffalo in Australia in July of 2009 and I couldn’t be more pleased with every aspect of the safari. Airport pick up, nice comfortable lodge and a fine Australian chef. They have a vast and beautiful concession with plenty of game, and this guy knows where to find them. He can find […]
Custom gear list for this hunt