HUNT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
FOR WATER BUFFALO/BANTENG
BUFF $10,500 BANTENG $14,000
GROUP RATE OF 4 AT $8500 EACH
This outfitter is if not the best then one of the best in Australia. He has rights to some of the best water buffalo and banteng hunting and the prices are reasonable. Situated only 3 hours from Darwin, these hunts are pick up and return from Darwin Airport. Success has been 100 percent and dry season from May to September is always a great time to hunt big buff.
5 day 1×1 buffalo hunts are $12,000 or 2×1 at $10,500. Banteng hunts are $14,000 or combine them with buffalo for a 6 day 1×1 hunt at $23,000. Price includes trophy fees, guide, lodging in a comfortable bush camp, meals, hot showers with flush toilets and the use of rifles and NT International visitor permit. He also offers extreme discounts for management cows or a second trophy bull at only $6,000, along with a special 4X1 TROPHY BUFF HUNT FOR 4 HUNTERS AT ONLY $8,500 EACH.
He also offers scrub bulls at $3,500, trophy wild boar for $450, dingo $350 and Rusa deer for $6,000 plus a $650 day rate. Hunt AUS41.
ARGENTINA #1 DOVE PARADISE
Argentina continues to be the number 1 destination for the serious dove shooter. This outfitter has 3 lodges in the Cordoba area, where he has the availability to match the hunter with the hottest current dove numbers and shortest drive times.
Ranch style accommodations along with spectacular Argentinian food and wine are the rule of the day. All liquor, beer and wine are provided. Attentive personnel, doing everything to make your hunt the trip of a lifetime. Very high numbers of birds along with top end bird boys. Seasons are year-round, but most hunting is done from February to May. They offer very attractive pricing for the months of November and December. They can accommodate up to 12 hunters and parties will not be comingled. Normal hunts are 4 days with 3 nights.
Most hunters fly into Cordoba a day early to relax and stay at a downtown luxury hotel. After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel and taken to your lodge that will serve you for the rest of your hunt. You will enjoy a light lunch, meet your bird boy, then go out to the hunting area for your first shoot. Then your hunt begins with wave after wave of incoming and passing birds. When your shoot is over, everyone will gather for relaxing refreshments and then return to the lodge for a short siesta before getting ready for supper. Appetizers and drinks are waiting for you to enjoy before the evening meal. The next two days will begin with breakfast and then be taken to your morning shoot. Hunting until lunch and then you will go back to the lodge, or your crew will do a BBQ lunch cookout on location. Afterwards enjoy a small siesta and then back to hunting until evening. The last day, morning as usual to the shoot then about noon returning to the lodge eat and back to Cordoba for your flight home. Additional days and excursions can be arranged for additional cost.
It is not unusual for hunters to shoot 1000 rounds a day, with some marathon shooters shooting closer to 2000. Again, this is your hunt, and you can shoot as many rounds as you desire. Most hunters rent their shotguns from the outfitter for $75/day as entering Argentina with a firearm can be difficult. Shells are $18.50/box of 25. 20 gauge Benelli and Beretta semiautomatics are typical.
Manuel and his son, Oscar, just opened another lodge 2 1/2 hours from Buenos Aires. This is indeed a special place where the bird numbers are dizzying, and the hunters are experiencing “Glory Days” now. Newly refurbished ranch house with an excellent staff makes this the place for the discerning bird hunter with the highest of expectations.
HCU’s Scott Steinkruger has been with this operator many times and you can call him at 806-679-9893 to answer any questions. Waterfowl, perdiz, red stag, water buffalo and other big game hunts can also be arranged with this outfitter. Hunt ARML. ARML Hunt Photos.