Water Buffalo Hunting in Australia is one of the most underrated, wild hunts left in the world today. Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) were first introduced as a food source between 1924-1949 to the Northern Territories of Australia from Timor in Indonesia. Since their introduction the buffalo have now developed a different appearance from their descendants.
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. (more…)
There are 11 big game New Zealand animals to hunt, 4 varmints, and a variety of birds including turkey and ducks. Due to a lack of management on government land, the trophy animals are typically much larger and older on private land because of the lack of hunting pressure, improved genetics and food quality.
Himalayan Tahr, also known as ‘the king of the mountain’ in New Zealand Bull Tahr are only found in the South Island of New Zealand. The trophy Bull Tahr population heavily concentrated along the central part of the Island both West and East coasts. Judging a trophy Bull Tahr can be tricky in the warmer months, finding them alone can be a real challenge. You really need to look in heavy native cover, the older Bulls will seldom come out at all if it is hot, maybe making it to the fringes at dark and gone by first light. High quality optics are essential, using both binoculars and spotting scope, you pay for what you get in glass so there really is no substitute.
There are lots of tahr hunting outfitters, so what makes New Zealand Safaris different?
May is the beginning of the chamois rut, and our chamois first foot hunter of the year has arrived from Idaho, USA.
Fallow bucks are in full rut (croak) now in April. Deer hunting for fallow bucks is different than any other deer species in the world. The fallow bucks will have their own rut pad or a communal one and the females or does will come into these pads to get mated.
As April begins in the South Island of New Zealand you can typically find 3 species of big game animals in or near peak rut, including red stag, fallow buck, and elk.
There are many differing opinions from hunters and Outfitters regarding taking meat back into the United States from hunted animals. There are a 2 steps you must follow but basically yes you can do it without any problems.