Water Buffalo hunting

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38 hunting trips from 17 outfitters starting from $2,500

38 hunts
$2,500 starting from
4 countries
8020km to the nearest trip

Where to hunt Water Buffalo

Small numbers of Wild Water Buffalo are still found in parts of South-East Asia, but they are not an object of legal sport hunting. All Water Buffalo hunting offers refer to feral populations of domesticated Water Buffalo. Two types of Water Buffalo are recognized: the river and the swamp type. Both are well adapted to living in wetlands, and can thrive in harsher environments and on less nutritious herbs than domestic cattle. Large feral populations exist in South America, including Argentina and Uruguay, and some game farms in South Africa also offer the species. However, by far the most popular destination for Water Buffalo hunting is in the North of Australia.

Price distribution

The most affordable Water Buffalo hunts are in Argentina, where you can find a hunt priced as low as $2,500. Most hunts, however, will cost between $4,000 and $6,000, and shooting fees for Water Buffalo in South Africa are about at the same price range. The most expensive Water Buffalo hunts are found in Australia; they are priced at about $10,000 or slightly higher, and if you read on, you’ll understand why.

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When to hunt Water Buffalo?

Water Buffalo can be hunted all year round. Most outfitters, however, suggest that the best time for Water Buffalo hunting in the Northern Territories of Australia is the dry season, which runs approximately from June to September. Water buffalo hunts in South America are usually combination hunts and can be scheduled for the best time to hunt the main quarry.


Hunting methods All hunting methods (9)

Do not let the “feral” status of the species delude you: Water Buffalo hunting is dangerous game hunting. Water Buffalo is bigger than Cape Buffalo and every bit as mean. You’ll need a reliable big-bore rifle, of at least .338 or 9 mm. caliber, a cool head, and a steady hand. The hunt itself follows the traditional spot-and-stalk routine, with the hunter and the PH start with covering ground (often on foot, as the Water Buffalo’s preferred habitat isn’t always suitable for vehicles) in search of a decent trophy, and then will carefully approach it close enough for a sure shot.

Why hunt Water Buffalo? All hunts (38)

Water Buffalo hunting in Australia is a dangerous game adventure second to none. Water Buffalo lurk in flooded riverbeds where the hunter and the PH will have not just to approach the animal, but to dodge highly poisonous snakes and saltwater crocodiles. History of domestication didn’t make Water Buffalo any tamer (remember who actually killed Sher Khan in The Jungle Book?) and a bull can swallow lead and go for the hunters as well as any Cape Buff. You may choose South America for a more human-friendly environment, but in any case the enormous back-curling crescent-shaped horns of a big bull will be a worthy addition to any trophy room.

Big Game Hunting

Big Game Hunting Uruguay

On horseback, in a 4x4 vehicle, or walking, during the day... in the early morning, evening/night hunt from the strategic placed blinds. Hunting is possible the whole year, but the Red deer and the Fallow deer, due to its natural cycle, only from March until August.

Trip duration: 3 - 21 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2019 1 Apr 2022

$3,700 for 2 hunters
5 Days Buffalo Hunt

5 Days Buffalo Hunt Australia

The package includes 5 hunting days, 2 travel days, hunting 1x1 and 1 trophy buffalo. Most of our hunting is done spot and stalk for both Bow hunting and Rifle. Due to large areas of most of our hunting concessions it is often necessary to drive to our hunting areas and travel around them in our fully equipped 4WD vehicles. If an animal of interest is spotted from the vehicle, we will find a suitable place to leave the vehicle some distance away and take up the stalk on foot, we like to get the hunter up as close as possible. Female hunters, wives and any non- hunting partners are most welcome, if you have any disabilities or special needs just let us know so we can tailor a hunt to suit your particular needs. Please contact for available dates.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 31 Oct 2020

$10,000 for 1 hunter
African Plains Game Hunt 1x1

African Plains Game Hunt 1x1 South Africa

We offer a wide variety of hunting opportunities throughout the Country with The Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal Provinces being our most popular with a full variety of Plains Game species as well as Buffalo for those who favour the excitement of a Big Game Hunt.

Trip duration: 3 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Nov 2020

$5,685 for 1 hunter
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Aleksei Agafonov Founder, Europe +43 (660) 380 28 95
Jennifer Jenkins Support, North America +1 (307) 752 78 86
Peter Ruddle Support, Africa +27 (0)83 604 0723