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I booked a hunt for next year to hunt Water Buffalo in Florida, well yesterday I found out they were running a special this year. It is $1000 less if I go this year. So I booked a hunt for August. :-D

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I am going to Brady Ranch for Water Buffalo

Please give us all the details once you are back.Such as how difficult was the hunt? What did you use for a gun?
 

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Please give us all the details once you are back.Such as how difficult was the hunt? What did you use for a gun?
I am going to video my hunt. I will be using my Encore in 416 Rigby with a barnes X 300 gr. bullet. I was at the range and shot 25 rounds yesterday. I got 1 1/2 to 2 inch groups at 100 yards. At 150 yards I was able to hit 2 clay targets with one shot each. The gun is very accurate and recoil is very manageable after I put the mercury recoil suppressor in the stock and installed a sims recoil pad. I will post my hunts result here. :D
 

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I am going to Brady Ranch for Water Buffalo

I've thought about going there myself for water buffalo.
I know there is a difference in horn styles...curly and swept back. Do you know which is which.
I'll be interested in hearing from you how hard of a hunt it was also if there was any real danger involved. Sure I know any animal that big can stomp you into the mud if they want, but in the real world sometimes these ranch hunts aren't as 'realistic' as they might be in the wilds. I do know that they can be nasty. When in Argentina for work a few years back we would see them and the locals always said "STAY AWAY" cause they could be feeding peaceful like one minute and trying to turn you to mush the next.
good Luck waiting to hear your report
 

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I am going to Brady Ranch for Water Buffalo

Civet said:
I've thought about going there myself for water buffalo.
I know there is a difference in horn styles...curly and swept back. Do you know which is which.
I'll be interested in hearing from you how hard of a hunt it was also if there was any real danger involved. Sure I know any animal that big can stomp you into the mud if they want, but in the real world sometimes these ranch hunts aren't as 'realistic' as they might be in the wilds. I do know that they can be nasty. When in Argentina for work a few years back we would see them and the locals always said "STAY AWAY" cause they could be feeding peaceful like one minute and trying to turn you to mush the next.
good Luck waiting to hear your report
Civet go here and you can see the Water Buffalo. www.bradyranch.com.
I will be going August 30th and when I get back I will give details. :D
 

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Yow! Awesome, bring back pics for sure!! :D
 

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txhornhunter, first off welcome to Graybeard. :D Also a nice pic of your Water Buffalo.
 

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Good pre-scouting was the key

My friend in Australia did a fair amount of pre-scouting for buffalo prior to my arrival in the Northern Territory. He had taken 4 buff's with friends in the few months since moving there. I got mine on the second day and nearly took a second one on day four. On day five my friend from Spain came in and he got lucky on day one and pulled the trigger on the 416 Rigby at 30 yards. We watched in amazement as his bull and the rest of the herd ran into the thick cover after the shot in the front shoulder. We found him an hour later, standing, and waiting for us. It took two more shots to set it down for good. It also made the sci book. It was a true hunting experience, saw lots of poisonous snakes, dingos, and plenty of fires that were set to burn off the high grass before the wet season. We hunted a few more days for scrub bulls but could only find ones with ear tags. I plan to go back over this spring to hunt with them again, this time for hog deer in Victoria. Take care,
 

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It looks like a Asiatic water buffalo.
 

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I've been to the Brady Ranch for Axis Deer. Had a great time. Of course, I only went for the day as I only live 2 hours away. I'm not sure how the 3, 4 or 5 day hunts. Great, I assume.
 
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