Advice for a maybe hunt in Australia

Discussion in 'Hunting Australia & New Zealand' started by Pheroze, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Dr Ray

    Dr Ray AH Elite

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,954
    Video/Photo:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1,353
    Location:
    Cairns, Australia
    Just arrived at practice if you wish to ring
     

  2. Trapper1

    Trapper1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2014
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    6
    Anyone have any recommendations for a buffalo outfitter?
     

  3. sheephunterab

    sheephunterab AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    809
    Video/Photo:
    52
    Likes Received:
    862
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Member of:
    SCI, Wild Sheep Foundation, AFGA
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Canada, USA, Russia
    You won't do better than Simon Kyle Little in OZ....he's the real deal. Australian Big Game Safaris.

    In NZ check out Gerald Fluerty of Wildside Hunting Safaris....
     
    Pheroze likes this.

  4. sheephunterab

    sheephunterab AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    809
    Video/Photo:
    52
    Likes Received:
    862
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Member of:
    SCI, Wild Sheep Foundation, AFGA
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Canada, USA, Russia
    You won't do better than Simon Kyle Little in OZ....he's the real deal. Australian Big Game Safaris.
     

  5. sheephunterab

    sheephunterab AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Messages:
    809
    Video/Photo:
    52
    Likes Received:
    862
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Member of:
    SCI, Wild Sheep Foundation, AFGA
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Canada, USA, Russia
    Considerably easier getting firearms into NZ! Not impossible in OZ by any means but it can get expensive with all the additional flights.
     
    Pheroze likes this.

  6. Buckdog

    Buckdog AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2015
    Messages:
    444
    Video/Photo:
    8
    Likes Received:
    606
    I havent hunted autralia but someday what to.
    But My wife and I have spent 16 days in NZ and as others have said it is wonderful and beautiful. We much prefered the south island. If you what to hunt I would also suggest the south island as the Tahr and the Chamios are found in the mtns of the south island not the north. I shot the stag at Glendene Station in my avatar it is like 510sci. Glendene is owned by my friend Richard Burdon and has been in his family for generations it is a huge station and is on Lake Wanaka just outside queenstown. basically he owns the whole lake and mtns around it. He has any and all hunting you want any way you want aka hike, helicopter, atv and hike , etc. he has high fence stags and free range also and the place is 5 star. If you go and are nice to him he just may take you duck and swan shooting as he loves waterfowl hunting and paradise duck and black swans are on the menu! get to use good ol lead shot too!
    If you hunt australia please do post a report as it is on my bucket list!
    If you want Richards info PM me.
     
    Darryl Bell, Sjakon and Pheroze like this.

  7. Pheroze

    Pheroze AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,343
    Video/Photo:
    38
    Likes Received:
    3,147
    Location:
    Ontario
    Member of:
    OFAH, DSC
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Canada, USA
    Thanks, if I can swing it I will most definitely write up a report! I am going to Namibia in 2018, so back-to-back hunts may be a challenge:unsure:....I like a challenge:D
     

  8. wanndog

    wanndog New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    QLD Australia
    Peter Edser from High Country Safaris offers water buffalo as well as red stag that will rival anything in NZ without the price tag. www.highcountrysafaris.com.au
     
    Pheroze likes this.

  9. geoff rath

    geoff rath AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    316
    Listen to Dr Ray. My nephew saw a water buff take a 400 solid quartering on into the chest from a 404 Jeff . It took off, never to be seen again. They can be tough; they can be aggressive, and they can be BIG.
    The worst part of the whole thing will be the flight, hours, and hours, and hours. But when you get to either place; well worth it!
     

  10. BenKK

    BenKK AH Elite

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1,050
    Video/Photo:
    140
    Likes Received:
    1,263
    Location:
    Northern Territory, Australia
    We shoot quartering-on buffalo frequently with solids for good results.
     

  11. BenKK

    BenKK AH Elite

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1,050
    Video/Photo:
    140
    Likes Received:
    1,263
    Location:
    Northern Territory, Australia
    And softs, from larger rifles.
     

  12. Darryl Bell

    Darryl Bell AH Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2014
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Mansfield
    Member of:
    SCI INTERNATIONAL & SCI DOWNUNDER - (PSHAA) PROFESSIONAL SAFARI HUNTERS ASSOC OF AUSTRALIA
    Hunted:
    USA , New Zealand , New Caledonia , Australia
    Sounds like you have got your hands full with making the bid decision between the two, if you end up leaning towards Australia we can look after you . A few years back we had a couple from France who are AH members hunt with us and he done a lot of filming ( Harve Corpet ) spelling could be off . He also put up a post with film about his hunt , if you can't find it the it's on our web page www.bighornsafari.com.au . We also offer all 6 Deer species in Australia or could hook you up with our partners in NZ for a Stag . What ever way you lean will be a great trip ! Good luck
     
    Pheroze likes this.

  13. JPbowhunter

    JPbowhunter AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    814
    Video/Photo:
    50
    Likes Received:
    807
    It depends on what you're after,

    If it doesn't bother you that the estate reds in NZ spent most of their lives as velvet producing farm animals go for it. Not a criticism but that's simply the reality of hunting those animals.

    I've diy hunted tahr a few times, absolutely one of the great hunts left in the world for adventure.

    Australia if you want to buff hunt, I'm sure you'd have a blast, it's about $10,000 though which is why the average Aussie never gets one.

    If you want a true wilderness hunt and a real challenge head to the Victorian high country and chase sambar. Over a million acres of playground which allows you to get as remote as you like. Cost is a $40 license and you're good to go. If you end up being down around the time I'm hunting you could tag along and see if we couldn't get you something. Otherwise happy to offer advice on it
     
    Pheroze likes this.

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice