Feral Ox hunting
2 hunting trips from 1 outfitter starting from $3,850
Where to hunt Feral Ox
Feral Ox is a descendant of domestic cows that chose living in the wild to human care. There are places in the world where such animals formed healthy, growing populations, became truly wild species, and it is allowed to hunt them. One such place is Australia, where some outfitters offer Feral Ox hunting.
Feral Ox shooting fee is about $2,500. The total price of the hunt will depend on how many days you will spend at the outfitters (the daily rate in Australia is about $400-$500 a hunter a day), whether you want to take along a non-hunting partner, and whether you would like to hunt any other of the species offered by the outfitter.
When to hunt Feral Ox?
Hunting season for Feral Ox in Australia runs from the beginning of February to the end of August. The best time for a hunting trip to Australia is usually considered to be the beginning of the Southern Hemisphere autumn, April and May, when the red stags and other deer have the rut.
Hunting Feral Ox is carried out in the manner typical for hunting other species of bovines, such as Water Buffalo. The hunter and the guide cover the area in search of a suitable trophy. After the animal is spotted, the hunters carefully approach it, taking advantage of wind and shelter. The animal must be approached close enough for a sure shot, as you don’t want to deal with an aggressive wounded animal in the Australian outside.
Why hunt Feral Ox?
Hunting feral animals is often looked down on, but a lot of people who tried hunting wild populations of formerly domestic goats, pigs, and bovines hold a deep respect for the animals’ ability to escape hunters, and even turn the tables back on them. After a few generations in the wild, feral animals are just as wary and careful as their wild counterparts. Even a domestic bull can be very dangerous, and a free-ranging animal that weighs about a ton is a formidable opponent, especially when wounded.
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