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Buffalo

Location:  

Our hunts are conducted in private areas north east   and south of Darwin, these wild areas are hundreds of miles in areas and have large buffalo lots of wild boars. We access further areas to hunt Banteng. Wild boar are available on all areas best at the later times of the year when it is drier.  

The flood plain regions are  pristine hunting regions of 100000 acres with ocean frontage. Land transfers are included in the rate ,but the floodplains region situated 120 miles east of Darwin is an optional stunning  20 mins by light aircraft or helicopter. It is a photographers paradise with stunning scenery and animals such as crocodiles, kangaroo, wallaby, dingo, goanna and countless wetland and forest birds.  Much can be viewed form your accommodation.

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There are herds of buffalo and the millions of types of wild birds that flock on the flood plains will amaze you. In all areas you will see abundant game daily and have plenty of opportunity to take superb trophies. 

All hunts depart from Darwin . No hidden extras in prices so you don’t get those sometimes unexpected  expensive  add ons, which add up.

Hunting Season: The best hunting times are berween Late May to October. The very best times being in the middle of this time in the drier winter months and the optimum hunting time for pigs is at the end of season when it is drier. you can hunt outside these times but helicopter may needed to access wet isolated regions depending if it is a late or early “wet season”.

How we hunt: The main scouting for the herds of buffalo is done by 4wd. And then followed up on foot for closer inspections. The buffalo are abundant in our hunting area. We often see many grazing on the flood plains surrounded by thousands of wild geese and other abundant bird life and mobs of feral pigs. There are also lots of crocodiles to be seen as they bask on the sides of billabongs and swamps. Freshwater fishing is also available on the hunts for an extra fee. The native Barramundi an exciting fish to catch and delicious to eat.

When hunting on the flood plains region there is the  option of taking an airboat ride of the flood plains a must do .. but only available form may to early august generally depending on the water levels . We use this to hunt from also  when require din wet areas for the Wiley big bulls.

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Trophy Size

 Over the 26 years we have been hunting buffalo we have taken over 300 buffalo and haven’t  taken any buffalo under 90 sci points. Our trophies average on the whole 100 sci points. These 2000 lb animals make a magnificent trophy and they have a number of different horn shapes from curves to sweepers. We have also hunted white buffalo from time to time over the years but these are particularly uncommon.

We also use another concession in a close area to where we hunt the buffalo to hunt banteng . These exotic animals are only available to hunt in Australia no where else in the world. Crocodile trapping is also optional extra on the hunts.

Accommodation

The accommodations are some of the most comfortable available on buffalo safaris in Australia. Flood plain camps feature are air-conditioned cabins with private facilities. Making it a comfortable option for those that wish to bring their wives along.  Hunters have air-conditioned cabins with their own bathrooms and tea making facilities. The eating area is a separate screened area with an adjoining kitchen area with fans and air conditioning  at the Station homestead. Generator power is 240 volt.  Every day and evening you dine overlooking the massive floodplains filled with wildlife enjoying sumptuous meals are made from deliciously prepared fresh local produce 

If we travel south inland to hunt the scrub bulls, boar and buffalo then we use very comfortable safari tents.

IMG_1753What’s included in your hunt:

  • Traveling to and from Darwin to hunting camp. [ Air charters can be arranged at an extra cost ]
  • Rifle hire. and ammunition
  • Meals & accommodation.
  • All hunts are fully guided with experienced guides
  • Caping and  field preparation of your trophy .
  • Hunt Time is 5 day minimum this allows you ample time to get the best trophies possible. We can organize shorter safaris if you are pushed for time.
  • Assistance with gun permits .
  • Assistance with  travel information and planning

Temperatures

Here in the north of Australia as we hunt on the coast it’s humid and also the temperatures range from 25-35 degrees Celsius in the winter months .[ June to August].

What to bring

You’re advised to bring shady hat and light long trousers for hunting in. Cool casual clothing, light weight walking shoes. Sunscreen and insect repellent are advised also. Casual clothing with jackets for early morning and in the evening is recommended .Camo is recommended. In the Buffalo hunting region  camo gear with light weight gauze netting t shirts are great also insects here are a bit of a bugbear. Remember our voltage system is 240 and we have different plug formations so keep this in mind when packing.

What Else Can I do in the region? 

1.      While in the Region add on a day for a freshwater  fishing trip , 

2.      go see the rock art in Kakadu National Park 

3.      see an aboriginal corooboree. 

4   Go reef fishing 3 days ex Darwin

5. Crocidile feeding  cruise.