Hello all and welcome back to this thread.
I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who provided feedback, and interest, in a topic which is very close to my heart.
My aim with this thread was to provide information, and an insight, in to what I believed to be a world-class hunting option, that being buffalo hunting in Australia’s remote Arnhemland region, and generate interest amongst the general hunting community.
If I have managed to pique some interest amongst some of you, and maybe even encouraged some of you to consider this as a hunt you would do, I will consider my aim achieved.
Now, I wish to announce to all of you who have come to know me as the owner/operator of Southern Safaris Australia that we have recently ceased to operate and have retired our guided buffalo hunting services.
Ongoing challenges in renewing operating contracts for our hunting concession, combined with a general “levelling-off” in the safari market place, have contributed to my decision to retire, after 12 years, from the safari industry.
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our friends who, over the years, supported our business, experienced the excitement of hunting buffalo with us, shared our campfire and created lifelong memories and became lifelong friends.
I would also like to thank all of you here at AH.com who have generated interest, provided positive, or otherwise, feedback, information and also advice.
I have appreciated the various perspectives and enthusiasm expressed towards the hunting of buffalo, and all of the various aspects associated with it, and acknowledge all that I have learnt from you all and your different experiences expressed in this thread as well as the numerous p.m’s I have received because of it.
I certainly do hope that my announcement does not affect the interest in the topic of this thread and that International hunters continue to consider Australia as a destination on their safari-travel itinery, and that hunting buffalo in Australia continues to be a serious consideration for all buffalo hunters world-wide.
Lastly, my most sincere thanks to the many friends I have made through my participation on this web site, my fear in listing you all here and potentially omit even one of you would, to me, be a major miscarriage of fairness.
Thank you again to all,
I wish all of you continued good health and good hunting and look forward to continued interaction on AfricaHunting.com in my new “position”, that being a very keen and active recreational hunter, and proud of it !
Very best regards,
Paul Truccolo, formerly of
Southern Safaris Australia P/L.