A good buff is an old buff – no two ways about it! An old cape buffalo can be judged on the hoof by looking at their boss and other factors such as body development, penis sheath, hanging testicles, posture etc. The important part of buffalo hunting is getting as close as possible so that you can make clear judgment and also have a clear shot.
Two Main Methods for Scoring Cape Buffalo
Two well-known trophy recording systems exist for scoring Cape buffalo: SCI; and Rowland Ward with the SCI system being the most popular.
The SCI Scoring System Measure the length along the outside of the horn curl, from tip to tip, plus the straight-line width measurement of both bosses for a combined total score in inches. 100 inches is the minimum measurement needed to qualify for record book entry.