I was privileged to organize a cow buffalo hunt for a bunch of my friends it all started in November 2013 and I got the ball rolling from there. Time flew past and on the 4th of June we took the road from Pretoria to Hoedspruit in Limpopo next to the Kruger park. This hunt would all be their first dangerous game hunt and we were hunting a property bordering the Kruger with the resident dangerous game all around us we bumped into big feet and teeth almost daily. Checking the sights and the 450 Rigby is spot on. We got there Wednesday afternoon the Thursday the temp was sitting at 36 degrees Celsius and these young bulls at the right idea. We normally have a height in temp before a cold front and the night that front came in with the High on Friday at 22 degrees. Exactly what we are looking for the buffalo were very wary as the resident pride of lion was after them and a couple of days before our arrival a pack of 20 wild dogs also decided to join the party. The bulls were much more relaxed not fearing the dogs or lions too much but the cows were on high alert and would run at the slightest smell, sight or sound hard hunting at its best. The herd is just in front of us now to pick a dry cow or with calf that is big enough. One shot with the 375 H&H and Barnes TSX she went 80 yards and almsot no blood before she fell over. Happy hunter and cow buffalo. Friday on of the hunters were after the herd and bumped 3 times before giving up and going back to the vehicle and found lion tracks over theirs. Friday afternoon the lions killed a cow and calf. One of the young males close to the kill, we had our work cut out for us the buffalo were spread out and split the weather was cold and the buffalo enjoyed the thickets. Walking among the big boys. If we were after Bulls we would have been much more successful. Hippo pod. Finest TV channel in the world. Saturday afternoon last chance and success. 458 Win Mag 480gr GCS second shot was not needed she went 10 meters. These cheetah are not tame but use to people hanging around the lodge so you can get really close. As a summary from all the places I have hunted and been to in Africa there hasn't been such a concentration of big game in such a relative small area. It was very rewarding the hunt was hard the odds against us a bit but the guys who didn't get their cows have a date back again in October. It wasn't a dagga bull hunt but like I said if we went after bulls everybody would have been successful you still have the buffalo hunting experience and can shoot 3 cows for the price of one bull. All in all it was a great experience for everybody.