Buffalo

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(Syncerus caffer)

One of our big five. This animal is extremely dangerous and aggresive. The Cape Buffalo typically weighs up to three-quarters of a ton. They have very good eyesight, smell and hearing. These animals prefer to stick to thick bush during the day. Both male and female buffalo carry horns. Cows however dont have a boss. The bulls are distinctively bigger built with a big boss and thicker horns. 

 

The Hunt:

Buffalo hunt consist of tracking the animal and stalking it. Large caliber rifles like .404 and .458 are most effective. 

Acknowledgement

Information regarding the placement of shots and animal spoor were obtained from "The Perfect Shot" by Kevin Robertson.

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