Bowhunting Water Buffalo
This Buffalo is found only in the Northern Territory of Australia. Most of the bowhunting is on aborigine land, south of Darwin, Australia. Very aggressive buffalo and thick skinned. This animal is half again heavier than the African Cape Buffalo. The thick hide and big bones call for heavy bowhunting tackle and penetrating broadheads.
Be prepared to have the guide finish off this buffalo with a rifle if arrow placement is not perfect. This is primarily a one specie bowhunt as the time of the year they are hunted is dictated by the dry season (June-Sept) and the antlered species have dropped their horns. Wild boar are available during this hunt as well.
Shot placement for bowhunting is critical on such large game. The Australian Water Buffalo is distinctive by its long straight and slightly curved horns. Although the water buffalo of South America are the same sub specie, they have more of a curled horn. This tropical region also has Scrub Bull, Wild Boar and Banteng, plus Barramundi fishing. Our outfitters have excellent track records with bowhunters.