PA C I F I C AUSTRALIA
Australian Buffalo Hunters – Classic Safaris
Owner: Graham Williams Australian
“Brian load your 375H&H”, I requested when only halfway to the Buffalo bull he had observed from 800m back.. We had already passed up several like him.. but unknown to the crew, far beyond in thick bush I had glimpsed a large old Bull with huge horns.. Perhaps we had a chance, we just had to get past this medium Bull... And now appearing from no where... 300m across the black soil plain to our left was a group of about 10 cows and calves. They were trying to avoid this bull and head for water, they came trotting straight towards us..!! In a short space of time I could see action happening fast, “get ready to shoot”. Brian was confused. 3 of us now lay low with only a log for cover, and I motioned Brian to lean on that tree and get ready to shoot.. At what..??? He was stunned, a medium Bull perhaps 100m away in thick bush, and Graham almost on the ground and waving instructions... at what...?? Then it happened, the cows galloped straight past us, and the medium Bull in pursuit, and yep from 300m away the huge old Buffalo bull was at full gallop straight at us through the bush... One cow, now to our right, spooked, stopped and looked around, the young bull stopped at 20m and the older Bull skidded to a stop too at 25m, he was huge and turned side on, nose in the air... Shoot I quietly shouted to Brain. Plenty of confusion, Buffalo running towards and around us, hooves, dust and noise.. Now it was clear, right there, no long stalk required. Boom went the Mauser rifle, his head dropped, and Boom again as he regained his feet.. Brain concentrated on his trophy going from 2nd into 3rd gear, and the rest of us made sure we weren’t going to get trampled by the others running all around us. Brian was shooting and blood running down his face, the scope was too close for such a tall man. The Buffalo was down, but as we approached I quickly switched rifles, my loaded 500 Jeffery to Brain, and I spun his 375’s Warne mount QD levers around and off with the scope, then we swapped rifles again. Ok finish him with open sights.. and Brain put in the finishing shot on his big 102point trophy. What an exciting hunt, unbelievable, the observers just as excited. No 2 hunts are the same, always action, and I learn more of Buffalo behavior each season. Central Arnhem Land Wilderness: We specialize in Australia’s best Buffalo hunting with highly productive NLC licensed concessions of 840,000HA (2.5million acres). Large herds of Water Buffalo, some Scrub Bull (wild ox) and occasional Wild Boar. The grassy plains, rolling hills and fertile valleys produce excellent 90-105 SCI Buffalo bulls and some around 50” spread because of the open Savana. The thicker bush on the creeks, rivers and streams offer exciting close up dangerous game action, and we have stopped many close charges. We also offer excellent Banteng hunting at the THS NW Arnhem land concession. Classic Tented Safari Camps are set close to the Buffalo. Canvas tents, bunk beds, canvas bag showers, camp toilets, wood safari chairs and tables, quality meals, a cold beer, excellent Australian wines, smooth whiskeys and ice. Not a luxury Tanzania camp with extra staff. But real hunters will enjoy this old style expedition. Best season: June, July, August. Our aim is real wilderness, real hunting, honest, ethical and professional service. No stations, no ranches, no helicopters, no fences. I am a dedicated Life Member of IPHA, SSAA and SCI, and member of DSC, ADA, SWH&C. Let us plan your Australian wilderness hunt adventure. Safe Hunting, Graham Williams PH.
Buffalo Hunters PO Box 996 Mandurah 6210 Australia Tel: +61 427 577 435 email@example.com www.biggameaustralia.com
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