AUSTRALIA: Buffalo Hunting - Gan Gan - East Arnhem Land
There is no doubt that the Asiatic ‘water’ buffalo are one of the most desirable big-game trophies in the world today and Australia is the number one destination for this species. Australia is the last place where you can see free-ranging herds of these great bovines – it is one of those ‘must-do’ hunts. . Hunt Australia has been the pre-eminent buffalo-hunting safari operator in Australia for over 30 years. We have earned our reputation by securing the best hunting areas, enabling us to supply the largest possible, truly wild-and-free buffalo.
Our primary wilderness buffalo hunting area is located in East Arnhem Land, approximately a 3 hour drive from Nhulunbuy, on the Gove Peninsula of the Northern Territory. The hunting areas are best described as super-remote. There are no roads in the hunting area, no cattle, no fences and no other people, except at the local aboriginal village where the airstrip is located. Here we have a diverse of habitats - from coastal beaches to freshwater floodplains to eucalypt woodland to monsoon forest. We have a strong buffalo herd on this area of more than 4000 animals and each year our trophy average for the bulls taken tops the magical 100 SCI. You never know what you will see, around the net bend in the track. This is primarily a spot-and-stalk type hunt – but we will do some walking and tracking as the situation dictates.
You will be accommodated at our comfortable tented base camp, which is situated on a beautiful billabong. Our camp is fitted out with modern facilities including 240 volt power supply, hot showers, flush toilets, comfortable beds, linen, daily clothes washing, etc. Access to some of our new unexplored areas is by crossing one of the billabongs or lakes by boat, to a waiting 4WD vehicle. This is truly exciting hunting in the “real” Australian outback. Most clients in 2013 took their trophy on the first or second day of their hunt. Many clients choose to utilize any extra days hunting with their guide for additional buffalo trophies, wild boar hunting or fishing. Excellent fishing is available right from our base camp.
Hunting Season & Prime Hunting Dates
We conduct our wilderness buffalo hunts during the dry and cool months of June through September. The largest trophy each year is taken during these months.
5-day Buffalo Hunt (perhunter)
1 on 1 - $8,000 2 on 1 - $5,500 4 on 2 - $4,500
1 on 1 $3,000 2 on 1 $3,000 4 on 2 $3,000
Total Hunt Cost
1 on 1 $11,000 2 on 1 $8,500pp 4 on 2 $7,50pp
Included in Hunt Cost
Accommodation, meals, beer and wine with meals whilst in camp
5 full days hunting in Australia’s Outback
Complimentary fishing (if time permits)
Not Included in Hunt Cost
Extra Hunting Days @ $1100 per hunter per day
Non-Hunting Companions @ $300 per person per day
Transport to the hunting area – there are two affordable options; air charter or ground charter from Gove. Ask us for a quote.
Additional Buffalo Trophy Fee $3,000, Wild Boar Trophy $450, Scrub Bull $2,000
Firearms/Ammunition Import and Dangerous Goods Permits @ $165 per State
Rifle Hire @ $110 per hunter (if required)
Replacement Fishing Equipment @ retail cost (if required)
Trophy Preparation @ $165 per bovine