Banteng Hunting in Australia on wild, free ranging herds is conducted up on the Coburg Peninsula, in the Northern Territories of Australia. First introduced in 1849 as a food source, today they are the only Banteng herd that is still completely pure in strain.
Wild, free ranging banteng hunting in Australia is done in the Garig Gunak National Park, which contains no fences and is still under the traditional owners management. The last recorded banteng numbers were estimated between 8,000-10,000 wild banteng in the park. This represents the largest free ranging herd left in the world. Banteng hunting in Australia is one of the most exciting and unpredictable free range hunts, with access by way of 4×4 vehicle early in the mornings to cut tracks crossing the dirt roads then following in on foot to find those huge old trophy bull banteng. We will find them either in batchelor herds, by themselves ,or with small herds of cows.
Banteng Hunting in Australia
Banteng typically rut in the months October/ November, and will weigh up to 1800 lbs. Banteng hunting in Australia is from June- September in the drier months but we can hunt outside of this timeframe. Shots are normally under 100 yards in the monsoon jungle that the banteng prefer to inhabit. Preferred caliber for dangerous game of this size is the .375 or larger. Banteng hunting in Australia is a perfect combination hunt with buffalo. While banteng hunting in Australia, you may also encounter water buffalo, wild boar, wild horses and in one area of the National Park there are also free range sambar deer. At over 872 square miles of park you can expect to see 4-8 trophy banteng bulls per day. We stay in a permanent camp with a beach front view run by the traditional owners of the land. The means with time allowing we can be shown the old ways of catching fish crab for dinner and dine off fresh tenderloins.
Since 2004, New Zealand Safaris owner Jim Gibson has been guiding in The Northern Territories. He applies and brings his high quality hunting ethics, experience, and knowledge from being a professional Outfitter for over 13 years to every hunt and clients leave with their once in a lifetime stories.
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