Cape Buffalo Hunting – Most Popular Dangerous Game Hunt in Africa
Cape Buffalo hunting is a true dangerous experience! An absolute bucket list hunt for all hunters across the globe.
The Cape Buffalo has an unpredictable temperament. Hence why it makes the top of the list for Africa’s most hunted dangerous game species. The tank of an animal will charge if you do not put it down with the first shot. It is said that if the animal is not put down on the first shot, the next dozen will only irritate him further as his adrenaline runs through his veins.
This is what attracts hunters throughout the globe.
More About The Behaviour Of The African Buffalo
The Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer), also referred to as the African Buffalo often come into conflict with humans. These creatures can weigh up to 1,000 kgs and grow up to 1.7 meters tall.
They are often referred to as ‘widowmaker’ or ‘the black death’. Now if that doesn’t give you the heebie-jeebies, I don’t know what will!
Gathering in large herds is one of their techniques to protect one another, especially the calves. Large herds are mostly made up of females and their calves. The males spend most of their time in bachelor herds. However, the much older bulls (12 years and older) prefer to be on their own.
Fun Fact: A buffalo’s sight and hearing is quite poor. Additionally, they do not regulate their body temperature very well. Hence why they graze in the evening.
We’ve heard it time and time again, buffalo hunts are more about the experience than it is about the trophy itself. However, the quality of a buffalo trophy depends on the base, a hard rough and solid boss.
The most important aspect of a Cape Buffalo hunt is that the hunter knows their rifle. When adrenaline and excitement kick in, especially with an African Buffalo nearby, hunters MUST be aware and comfortable with their rifle handling.
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