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The Water Buffalo Thread
      #153731 - 15/02/10 04:51 AM

Show us your Water Buffalo trophies and photos.


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My first water buffalo bull. 2004 with Matt Graham of Hunt Australia.





Earlier in the hunt.




Two bulls about to face off.







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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #153733 - 15/02/10 04:54 AM

Bull on the run.



A young bull in the foreground, three more on the far shore.



Matt sneaks past a sleeping bull.




Carrying out the head from the swamps.



Steve and his trophy.





A few heads.



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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #153761 - 15/02/10 08:13 AM

Matt sneaks past a sleeping bull.

Thats not the same Matt is it?,Matt you better come down and do some hill work on the sambar with me cobber.

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: gryphon]
      #153783 - 15/02/10 11:57 AM

Quote:

Matt sneaks past a sleeping bull.

Thats not the same Matt is it?,Matt you better come down and do some hill work on the sambar with me cobber.


I thought I told you Gryphon .... come end of August I am pretty trim from sweating my guts out in the NT. But by Feb I have spent three months in the office and one month eating shite Mexican food in the USA... little to do about that...

Climbing hills is no problem. I did a 1000m verticle climb in the snow in New Mexico a couple weeks back... no problem... but it was only for 1 day!!

BTW - I live in prefectly good mountain country here in N-NSW.... just need to get out in them but the call of business (the office) is too great at the moment.

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: Matt_Graham]
      #153798 - 15/02/10 02:11 PM

good onya matt,just offering an invite...I am only just down the road from where you had that last little sorty with DB cobber.

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: gryphon]
      #154506 - 22/02/10 09:37 PM

Quote:

good onya matt,just offering an invite...I am only just down the road from where you had that last little sorty with DB cobber.


thanks!!

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: Matt_Graham]
      #154518 - 23/02/10 02:05 AM

Come on fellows, post some buff photos instead of gossiping!

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #154634 - 24/02/10 01:17 AM

Bulls Boars and Belles Hunt from 2005







The belles ....



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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #154840 - 26/02/10 05:14 AM

DOK's wide sweeper water buffalo.



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The buffalo had a spread of 51.5" (131cm) from tip to tip.

the measurement of the horns were
17.75" around the bases
and 32.5" curve.
(biggest side)




From this thread - Trophy Buffalo


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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #154966 - 27/02/10 01:33 PM

Oh John you did not put up Orion's 6.5 bull there did you!!!! LOL

I'll post some soon,

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: Cinghiale]
      #154981 - 27/02/10 02:44 PM

I could post several hundred client photos if you want John... but probably easier for people just to look at the galleries...

http://www.huntaust.com.au/gallery/2008Gallery/index.html
http://huntaust.com.au/gallery/2009Gallery/

Very lazy of me ... sorry... got a bit on at the moment!!

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: Cinghiale]
      #155183 - 01/03/10 03:42 PM

Quote:

Oh John you did not put up Orion's 6.5 bull there did you!!!! LOL





Yep.

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      #155701 - 07/03/10 07:55 PM

I love my 458 Lott brand with a large water buffalo.

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: ovny]
      #156590 - 16/03/10 02:21 AM

Another DOK buffalo.



Another buffalo, this time taken with my Ruger in 416 Rigby using 410gr Woodleigh SN

This was a good buffalo as I walked in on it after seeing it from about 300 metres away. When I was about 100 metres, it spotted me and sniffed the air and then trotted about 15 metres towards me with it's head held high. From the time it spotted me, it didn't take it's eyes off me.

I stayed still for about 30 seconds and tried to get a bit closer as there was a fair bit of trees and scrub between me and the buff. I walked about 15 metres and the buff didn't like this so he started to shake it's head from side to side and suddenly trotted another 10 or 15 metres. I was getting a little concerned as I was by myself (I know you should go hunting with other people but just sometimes you can't). The buff continued to walk closer until it was about 35 to 40 metres, staring straight at me. I was hoping it would turn side on so I could get a good heart / lung shot but this buffalo wasn't about to play the game and there was a stale-mate happening. It looked like the buff was getting a bit more pissed off and after what seemed like ages (about 30 seconds I guess), I decided to end the stand off and I took aim just below the horns on the front of the head and as the buffalo held his head still, I fired. The bull dropped where it stood.

I have to agree with the previous posts, if you are going to be walking in on buffs (and personally it's the best way for hunting enjoyment) you don't want anything smaller than .40 cal. These big Bulls can take a huge amount of punishment.


From this discussion thread - click here.

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #156812 - 18/03/10 03:37 AM

You got me, I'll have to dig up some more photos...

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: dok]
      #157527 - 26/03/10 05:27 PM

Been a while

web page

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/thumbs/36144smal_body_big_horns.jpg

I'll revisit to fix

Edited by dok (27/03/10 03:38 PM)


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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: dok]
      #157631 - 27/03/10 02:35 PM


In September 2007 The Second of two Buffalo taken with Graham Williams of Australian Buffalo Hunters.





The First smaller Buffalo taken;



Photo with Aboriginal Tracker "Kim"



On the same hunt time wise was a fellow forum member Lapua who took this very nice Buffalo;



A very successful hunt all round with Australian Buffalo Hunters delivering the goods.

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: CHAPUISARMES]
      #157654 - 27/03/10 10:13 PM

Very nice Jeff.
You must be pleased.

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: FATBOY404]
      #157700 - 28/03/10 09:53 AM

Hi Neale,

Yes I am and the Taxidermy came out good as well so I'm very happy. My next one I hope will be it's African cousin that your going for and after getting the list from you for Sango Safaris it might be possible. The other place I spoke to of quoted US$18,000 as a trophy fee ONLY !!!!!

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Re: The Water Buffalo Thread [Re: CHAPUISARMES]
      #157715 - 28/03/10 06:49 PM

Bloody hell.
What do you get for that.

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