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Free Aus Water Buff Bowhunt Draw
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Contributors to this thread:
eugeneb 18-Dec-16
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HUNT MAN 18-Dec-16
INbowdude 18-Dec-16
APauls 18-Dec-16
bghunter 18-Dec-16
Buffalo1 18-Dec-16
tradmt 18-Dec-16
Bowhunter 18-Dec-16
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Dino 18-Dec-16
warthog 18-Dec-16
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Kurt 18-Dec-16
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rershooter 18-Dec-16
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Lucas 18-Dec-16
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Rock 31-Jan-17
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From: eugeneb
18-Dec-16
Hi,

Free Aus Buff Bowhunt for 2018 season (July-Sept) for one hunter, which include 2 x Buffalo of your choice and free accommodation/food. (and boars and scrub bulls)

Draw framework:

- post any information in this thread about either the hunting area (Northern Territory of Australia) OR about Australian Water Buffalo; - the draw will run until the end of February 2017; - I will draw a random post and announce the winner 2 March 2017; - the hunt is not transferable and if the winner cannot make it, I will simply draw another.

This time frame allows you to make flight arrangements, ask any questions, prepare your gear for the hunt, etc.

If you are interested, please check out the minimum gear requirements on our website www.ausbuffsafari.com

Best wishes for the festive season and new year.

Regards, Eugene

ps: Fun-fact ... The Northern Territory is larger than South-Africa or Namibia.

From: killinstuff
18-Dec-16
Water Buffalo are big.

Am I in?

From: GaryB@Home
18-Dec-16
Water Buffalo were introduced in the Northern Territory during the early 1800's.

From: Nick Muche
18-Dec-16
What an incredible gesture!

Would love to do that someday!

From: bghunter
18-Dec-16
Sci gold medal score for a water buffalo is 96 inches

From: HUNT MAN
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo stand 5 foot tall at the shoulders !! Hunt

From: INbowdude
18-Dec-16
Arnhem Land spans approx. 97,000 km2 or 37,000 sq mi. Thanks for the opportunity mate.

From: APauls
18-Dec-16
I can't believe I could even have a chance to hunt this large bovid introduced to Australia sometime between 1824 and 1849! I sure wouldn't mind being an unnatural predator as their only natural one is the saltwater crocodile. What a cool draw!

From: bghunter
18-Dec-16
Highest point in NT is Mount zeil at 5023ft

From: Buffalo1
18-Dec-16
Australia is a 3-day drive from where I live.

From: tradmt
18-Dec-16
The Northern Territory has two distinct climate zones: the tropical Top End, which has two seasons, and semi-arid Central Australia, which has four.

Fingers crossed!

From: Bowhunter
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo take a heavy arrow:)

From: wild1
18-Dec-16
The Northern Territory consists of five regions. Count me in, good luck to everyone and thank you!

From: jstephens61
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo is on my bucket list. Big and beautiful animal.

From: Dino
18-Dec-16
Water Buffalo in Australia are a feral animal.

From: warthog
18-Dec-16
Amazing animals to hunt in an amazing place!

From: pointingdogs
18-Dec-16
Water Buffalo can KILL you :( What's the thrill if they couldn't?

From: bsbowhunter
18-Dec-16
Aulstrailan Water Buffalo can be as ornery as Cape Buffalo

From: Bowboy
18-Dec-16
Australian Water Buffalo weigh (450-1200 kilograms) there herbivores that prefer to live in the swampy and floodplains across the wet areas of northern Australia.

From: elkmtngear
18-Dec-16
During most of the dry season (May–October), males (bulls) and females (cows) live separately.

From: Gun
18-Dec-16
Were originally released for Meat and Milk.

From: Teeton
18-Dec-16
Kakadu National Park, is in the Northern Territory.

From: kscowboy
18-Dec-16
"Uluru/Ayers Rock" is located in the Northern Territory. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area.

Thanks for this opportunity!

From: JIMBOW
18-Dec-16
Do water buffalo live in the water? I'll learn to swim if so. Seriously cool offer, please feel free to draw my name.

From: Kurt
18-Dec-16
Always wanted to hunt them! Cool critters and a heck of a big animal.

From: JDECK
18-Dec-16
They are native to SE Asia.

From: Matt Quick
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo were made for bowhunting!

From: Tmartinez822
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements. The settlements and their buffalo were abandoned in 1949 and, despite harvesting for meat, hides and as hunters' trophies, feral buffalo spread across the northern floodplains.

From: Medicinemann
18-Dec-16

Medicinemann's Link
This should get the winner fired up! Remember, if you win, you might want to consider footing your arrows, OR using a heavy arrow with an outsert.....Australian Water Buffalo are thicker through the body than a Cape Buffalo. The Northern Territory time zone is 13.5 hours ahead of the eastern United States....plan your sleep cycle/jet lag accordingly!!

From: Hiccup
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo protect their young. And they can kill you rather easily.

From: Medicinemann
18-Dec-16

Medicinemann's Link
In case you are thirsty for more Australian Buffalo video, there is always Pat's hunt from several years ago.

From: StickFlicker
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo were originally introduced into the Northern Territory from Timor, Kisar, and probably other islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Thanks!

18-Dec-16
You can't drive to Australia.

From: bowbender77
18-Dec-16
Water Buff hunt is a dream come true for some luckeeeeee YANK. and they are dangerous!

From: JCarrowthem
18-Dec-16
would love to go. may have to beef up my gear a little but that would be fine,

From: spike buck
18-Dec-16

spike buck's embedded Photo
Northern Territory. East of Darwin.
spike buck's embedded Photo
Northern Territory. East of Darwin.
Awesome place!!! Good luck to you all!! Awesome sponsor. Don't pick my posts, can't go.

From: ACB
18-Dec-16
There are 2 main types of water Buffalo the swamp and river .

18-Dec-16
If I were to win this hunt I'd use my recurve... yahoo!!!I'm in...... and scared...lol

From: Pete_H
18-Dec-16
The current Aus Water Buff record has stood for over 29 years (23 Nov 87) - Wish I could find a photo online of that monster!

From: ESP
18-Dec-16
The gestation period of a water buffalo is between 281 and 334 days. With 300-320 days being a normal range.

From: greg simon
18-Dec-16
Australian water buffalo is larger than any animal I have killed. Bowhunting them would be a dream come true!

From: rershooter
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo, a great challenge for archery and ME!!!

From: Quinn @work
18-Dec-16
Hunting an Australian northern territory water buffalo has been on the top of my bucket list.

From: Lucas
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo are the second largest wild oxen! Thanks for the chance!

From: mgmicky
18-Dec-16
The population in the NT is the youngest in the nation, with a median age of 31.3 years old. NT also has the smallest population at 235,000...

From: Nctrapper
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo are ruminants

From: Timbrhuntr
18-Dec-16
Bubalus bubalis

From: Keef
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo typically weigh more than the African buffalo.

From: EIStone
18-Dec-16
In June, 2016 the est. population of the Northern Territory was 244,900, up 500 from the est. of 2015 which was 244,500. I'm in !!!

From: krieger
18-Dec-16
Water buffalo are related to the yak, I did not know that. Definitely one of my dream critters!!!

From: mountainman
18-Dec-16
Wow, great gesture!

There are more than 100 Aboriginal languages spoken in the Northern Territory, in addition to English which is most common in cities such as Darwin or Alice Springs.

From: cattrack
18-Dec-16
A water buffalo would definitely fill the freezer!

From: trkyslr
19-Dec-16
Fatal frontal on a water buff...

From: spike buck
19-Dec-16

spike buck's embedded Photo
Northern Territory ULURU
spike buck's embedded Photo
Northern Territory ULURU

From: TEmbry
19-Dec-16
Water Buffalo typically produce calves every other year.

Awesome gesture you are making here, this is one of only two international hunts I would be interested in doing (Australia WB and NZ Chamois/Tahr)

From: pav
19-Dec-16
Best time to bowhunt Australian water buffalo is during the dry season: July - October.

From: huntinelk
19-Dec-16
The water buffalo population of the world is about 172 million.

From: Psuhoss
19-Dec-16
Water buffalo are tasty!

From: Phil/VA
19-Dec-16
I would have to up my draw weight to hunt an animal as large as the Water Buffalo.

From: midwest
19-Dec-16
In years with low rainfall, many feral buffalo die, and the remaining ones are restricted to the northern river plains and associated swamps. After a series of wetter years, feral buffalo can spread again, with populations building to densities of up to 34 animals per kilometre square.

Dream hunt!

19-Dec-16
The finke river runs through northern Australia...

From: GhostBird
19-Dec-16
Do not use a Rage for Water Buffalo.

From: sureshot
19-Dec-16
The meat of the water buffalo tastes like chicken.

From: lyons707
19-Dec-16
The capital and largest city of the Northern Territory is Darwin

From: kota-man
19-Dec-16
Water Buffalo are herbivores, consuming a variety of grasses and plants as they graze. They will also consume various types of plants that grow in the shallow areas of the water. They don’t stay and eat in one place for long. The movement of the herd helps to ensure that the land will be able to grow new grass and other elements again.

When do I leave?

From: craig
19-Dec-16
Water buffalo. Awesome! To hunt one Awesome! Thanks for the chance. Awesome!

From: Ollie
19-Dec-16
Water buffalo are almost as mean as freshwater crocs!

From: DroptineDC18
19-Dec-16
Water buffalo are considered by some to be a feral pest.

From: jdbbro
19-Dec-16
Arnhem Land is a large wilderness area in northeast corner of Australia's Northern Territory. The landscape has rocky escarpments, gorges, rivers and waterfalls.

From: Flatbow
19-Dec-16
Domesticated water buffalo are the tractors of Third World countries...

From: HerdManager
19-Dec-16
Water buffalo are fast enough to outrun me. I hope this fact is not proven!

The Northern Territory economy is based on tourism, especially Kakadu National Park in the Top End and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock) in central Australia, and mining.

19-Dec-16
There was an estimated 350,000 water buffalo in Australia in the 1980's before they had extensive culling due to the Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign. As of 2008 the population is was estimated at 150,000.

If I win the drawing, would there be an option to book a companion hunter at the same time? would love to take my wife!! -PJ Latteier

From: buzz mc
19-Dec-16
Water buffalo were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements.

From: LongbowLogan
19-Dec-16
One of your gear requirements are a 800gr arrow with around 200gr or more up front! This would be a trip of a lifetime, thrown my name in and thanks for the chance!!!

From: Butternut40
19-Dec-16
I'd love to hunt water buffalo in the remote Arnhem Land, which is located in the Northern Territory of Australia. I will need a strong, solid and thick two bladed cut-on-contact broad head and crank by bow down or up to 70 lbs.

From: akbow
19-Dec-16
That is an amazing offer. I'd love to do this! Between 1824 and 1849, water buffalo were introduced into the Northern Territory from Timor, Kisar, and probably other islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Thanks for the opportunity! Good Luck to all (especially me!)

From: deserthunter
19-Dec-16
Water buffalo taste great grilled with a nice amber ale to compliment it.

From: Cuts
19-Dec-16
This is an absolutely incredible offer! Being this is my first year ever hunting, let alone starting out with my bow, I'm probably not the guy you're looking for. Heck, I've never even rifle hunted before. However, I would absolutely love the opportunity to get my first ever kill on one of those 1,000KG Giants!!! I've been holding out on taking my first animal to make sure it's something worth going on the wall, and a big old Australian Water buffalo from Arnhem Land in Northern Australia would be an amazing first!!! Thanks again Eugene for offering such an awesome hunt. Congrats to whoever wins, we better see some awesome pictures. Australian Buffalo Safaris looks amazing!

From: habu john
19-Dec-16
The Northern Territories have some of the worlds most dangerous snakes to go with some of the most beautiful country in Australia. Water Buff would be a dream hunt come true for me and I would want to do it with my longbow.

From: Bowfreak
19-Dec-16
The Northern Territory spans about 1.35 million sq km (838,000 sq miles), more than six times the size of the UK.

From: Capra
19-Dec-16
What a great opportunity and gesture by Eugene ! Im in.

During the dry season Males and Females live separately.

Alway strop your heads !

From: Robear
19-Dec-16
A quick look at round trip air from the Midwest to Darwin is around 2300$ plus the charter flight. Would still love to go. Just reminding folks of the airfare that may be involved.

From: loprofile
19-Dec-16
Australian Water Buffalo have no "Void"

From: Mertyman
19-Dec-16
The Northern Territory covers about one sixth of the Australian continent with an area of 1.35 million km2, which is equal to the combined areas of France, Spain and Italy.

From: AZ Toad
19-Dec-16
hunting North American wild Bison in 2017- would love to see that part of the world and have a chance to hunt Water Buffalo--thanks for the generous offer

From: Bake
19-Dec-16
There are many very small settlements scattered across the northern territory, but the larger population centers are located on the single paved road that links Darwin to southern Australia, the Stuart Highway, known to locals simply as "the track".

The Northern Territory is also home to two spectacular natural rock formations, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), which are sacred to the local Aboriginal peoples and which have become major tourist attractions.

In the northern part of the Territory lies Kakadu National Park, which features breathtaking wetlands and native wildlife. To the north of that lies the Arafura Sea, and to the east lies Arnhem Land, whose regional centre is Maningrida on the Liverpool River delta. There is an extensive series of river systems in the Northern Territory. These rivers include: the Alligator Rivers, Daly River, Finke River, McArthur River, Roper River, Todd River and Victoria River.

Also. . . I REALLY want to go there. I've been researching it off and on for a couple years for a combination hunt/vacation with the wife. Once I knock off Asia in about 600 days, it's the only continent I haven't visited yet aside from Antarctica

I'd really like to drive to Ayers Rock/Ularoo and see that area as well

From: Habitat1
19-Dec-16
During the 80s and 90s the population was reduced due to a Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign

19-Dec-16
The Dingo eats their babies!!!

From: eugeneb
19-Dec-16
Hi,

Thanks for all the interest, much appreciated.

The way I will select the winner:

- Reduce multiple posts from the same person to one, ensuring everybody has an equal chance;

- Write poster name on piece of paper;

- Mix all the pieces together in a container;

- Ask my 4 year old son (that already wants to hunt buff … lol) to draw a piece of paper from the bowl.

Good luck to everybody and looking forward to share a camp fire with one of you.

Regards,

Eugene

19-Dec-16
The dominant female that will decide when the herd moves, males are aggressive!

Thanks!

From: 160andup
19-Dec-16
Water buffalo were heavily culled in an attempt to eradicate Brucellosis and Tuberculosis, but their numbers have recovered since then!

From: spike buck
19-Dec-16

spike buck's embedded Photo
Northern territory DINGO
spike buck's embedded Photo
Northern territory DINGO

From: eugeneb
19-Dec-16

eugeneb's embedded Photo
eugeneb's embedded Photo
My personal best ...

From: LBshooter
19-Dec-16
Wow! What a great gesture for an outfitter to give a hunt away, certainly any bowsiter going to Australia to hunt buff should use this outfitter. Good luck to all who are trying for it and watch out for those snakes over there, Browns, Tigers, and taipans, watch where you step. Not sure if all those snakes inhabit the Northern Territory but just the though of the sends chills up the spine.

From: Overland
20-Dec-16
Water buffalo are true buffalo, unlike the American Bison which people commonly call buffalo (think buffalo nickels, etc).

20-Dec-16
Awesome gesture, the winner will no doubt have an incredible time.....hopefully me stading behind a large buffalo...LOL

From: Frenchman
20-Dec-16
The population of northern Australia became established in the late 19th century.

From: spike buck
20-Dec-16

spike buck's embedded Photo
Northern Territory Lesseter Hwy
spike buck's embedded Photo
Northern Territory Lesseter Hwy

20-Dec-16
The Northern Territory is often referred to as the "Top End" and has a total population of 250,000. Do all buffalo die with four feet in the air?

From: SteveB
20-Dec-16
From Katherine heading north, to the Top End of the Northern Territory where Darwin is located there is no winter as the climate is tropical monsoonal with a dry and wet season. The dry season from May to October is typically when tourists visit, as the days are filled with blue skies and sunshine and the evening’s cool breezes bring down the temperature. The lower humidity and average daily temperature of around 32°C make for perfect weather while the southern parts of Australia face winter.

The population is the nation’s youngest, at a median age of just 31.3 years*, but also the smallest with just over 235 000 people living and working in this vast expanse of land. Northern Territorians are typically vibrant, happy, outdoor-loving people who know how to enjoy life.

Water buffalo were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements. The settlements and their buffalo were abandoned in 1949 and, despite harvesting for meat, hides and as hunters' trophies, feral buffalo spread across the northern floodplains. The Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign reduced feral buffalo numbers significantly in the 1980s and 1990s but numbers are again very high right across northern Australia causing significant damage to wetlands.

They must be managed. I'd be happy to do my part :)

From: PAstringking
20-Dec-16
Australia has two types of buffalo: the river type from western Asia, with curled horns, and the swamp type from eastern Asia, with swept-back horns.

From: MNRazorhead
20-Dec-16
Their only natural predators in Australia are adult saltwater crocodiles, with whom they share the billabongs, and dingoes, which have been known to prey on buffalo calves and occasionally adult buffalo when the dingoes are in large packs. I hope a dingo doesn't eat my buff when I go on this trip! I'm in! This is a great gesture! Thanks!

From: Halibutman
20-Dec-16
An Austrailian buffalo is the only species left missing from my "buffalo" collection. I'd sure like to win this trip and fill that hole.

Every deer species and the buffalo of Austrailia are introduced, non-native species.

From: Brotsky
20-Dec-16
21 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world live in Australia. The rest of you guys should withdraw from this contest immediately, I will assume the horrifying risk for you.

20-Dec-16
Many Aboriginal cultures still exist in the Northern Territory, such as the Larrakia people, who are sometimes called the ‘Saltwater People’.

From: spike buck
20-Dec-16

spike buck's embedded Photo
Australian Black Tiger Snake
spike buck's embedded Photo
Australian Black Tiger Snake
You do have to watch your step!!

From: Scar Finga
20-Dec-16
The Water Buffalo bull has a "member" that is 3 feet long! So much for size doesn't matter:/

Scar.

From: MarkU
20-Dec-16
The backstraps from a large bull are about the size you would get from a buck mule deer. They are gut wagons.

Trust me on this. I helped butcher and pack five of them.

From: Jorge
20-Dec-16
A male eats about 30 kilos of food per day!

From: MedicineMan
20-Dec-16
The current SCI Archery World record measures 118 4/8

From: eugeneb
20-Dec-16
Certainly some interesting posts ... lol

Scar: Unsure about the "member" length ... but when the "member" sticks out, you have a bull with attitude that likely stands its ground with head shakes and foot stomping ... lol

From: Ron Niziolek
20-Dec-16
Absolutely amazing gesture and offer! Habu and Brodsky beat me with the poisonous snake comments. (I love snakes). Experiencing the vistas and wildlife, a dream come true. Bow hunting an animal capable of killing me - priceless. Thanks Eugene.

From: Scar Finga
21-Dec-16
Eugeneb,

It says so on the internet, so it HAS TO BE TRUE:) LOL Have a blessed day!

Scar.

From: Chris S
21-Dec-16
Tim Wells kills them with a spear!!!!

21-Dec-16
Aus Buffalo are true buffalos. The north American buffalo is a Bison. The true buffs are in Africa and Asia

21-Dec-16
Buffalo were introduced into Australia from the eastern Indonesian islands in the early 1800’s

21-Dec-16
Aus Buffalo are 30% bigger than their African Cousins

From: LINK
21-Dec-16

From: bradg33bow
21-Dec-16
Crocodile Dundee can hypnotize a water buffalo with his fingers. I saw it on a movie so it HAS TO BE TRUE ;)

From: Ken
21-Dec-16
Water buffalo are the largest species of buffalo in the world.

From: Ridge Wraith
21-Dec-16
Australia offers the best hunting opportunities for water buffalo followed by Argentina. Thanks for the opportunity!

From: goose21
22-Dec-16
Great offer!! I will throw my name in the hat

Water buffalo are herbivores. They feed on aquatic plants, grass and other plant matter. They will also eat the bark off trees.

From: bowonly
22-Dec-16

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Cows can have wide horns, but smaller bases.

From: JacobNisley
22-Dec-16
According to Wikipedia, more people depend on domestic Water Buffalo (for draft work, food, and milk) than any other domestic animal in the world. I'm very impressed with your offer and would be delighted to come hunt these huge creatures if my name were to be drawn. Thank you for the chance!

03-Jan-17
Both males and females have horns with the bull's horns being heavier.

From: coelker
03-Jan-17
So I read through everything. Never even considered Water Buffalo in Australia, but now it might be added to the list of dream hunts. Hope I get picked... My family would love to visit Australia wh

From: Pole Mtn
03-Jan-17
"The taste of the water buffalo meat is very similar to beef but it is considered a healthier alternative because buffalo meat contains less fat and cholesterol, and more protein than beef." Great gesture, looks like an amazing hunt!

From: Chief 419
03-Jan-17
Water buffalo were imported into the NT in the 19th century as working animals and meat for the remote northern settlements. When the early settlements were abandoned, the buffalo were released, where they became feral. I've always dreamed of visiting Australia. Thanks for offering the hunt.

From: Beav
03-Jan-17
Dated a girl once that was like a water buffalo. She was big, black and mean and if she caught you sneaking up behind her there was a chance she would try to kill you!

From: t-roy
03-Jan-17
This hunt would take place in late winter-early spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Great gesture Eugeneb! If selected, I will hunt them with a left handed bow just to make it tougher.

From: Treeline
03-Jan-17
WOW, Water Buffalo in Australia has been on my bucket list for a long time! What an amazing offer! Thank you, Eugene and Australia Buffalo Safaris for the offer!

I already have arrows set up for my longbow over your minimum of 800 grains... Either Grizzly Sticks or Carbon Express arrows set up with 300 grain single bevel heads:) Have worked well off of my normal 60 pound bow and shot completely through a NA bison. May have to pull my 70 pound longbow out of retirement for this hunt, though! Sounds like an awesome adventure with the possibility of catching some barramundi on my fly rod as well!

Would be really interesting to see the story from the lucky guy that wins this hunt put up here on the bowsite for everyone to enjoy!

Would love to make a trip over there with the wife and meet you guys!

From: MarkU
03-Jan-17
You should scratch bowonly from the list. He's been over there about five times and has better things to do.

From: Hessticles
03-Jan-17
Buffalo were exported live to Indonesia until 2011, at a rate of about 3000 per year.

From: 20 below
04-Jan-17
There are two types of water buffalo the river buffalo with 50 chromosomes and the swamp buffalo with 48. Thanks for the great offer.

From: 20 below
04-Jan-17
There are two types of water buffalo the river buffalo with 50 chromosomes and the swamp buffalo with 48. Thanks for the great offer.

From: Traveler
04-Jan-17
Barramundi live nearby and are fun and tasty

I can't wait to go. I wasted a very expensive plane ticket years ago to Australia due to a outfitter debacle. I would love to buy another ticket and go this time

From: elkmo
04-Jan-17
The Northern Territory’s population includes people of many ethnic backgrounds as well as those of aboriginal descent. In 1977 – federal legislation enabled aboriginal descendants to claim traditional ownership of vacant Crown land and today Aboriginal land trusts hold title to about 40 per cent of the Territory.

RT airfare is about $1250 from LAX to Darwin.

From: timberdoodle
05-Jan-17
The adult water buffalo’s weight is between 1,500 and 2,650 pounds, with males being fairly larger than females.

Great offer!

05-Jan-17
Nova Peris, politician and first Aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic gold medal, was born in Darwin.

Also. Alice Springs is roughly the geographic center of Australia.

From: HockeyDad
05-Jan-17
Heavy arrow, solid broadhead, and nerves of steel required...

Would love the opportunity to visitand hunt in AUS again. Taking my wife along this time!

From: HockeyDad
05-Jan-17
Heavy arrow, solid broadhead, and nerves of steel required...

Would love the opportunity to visitand hunt in AUS again. Taking my wife along this time!

From: bowonly
05-Jan-17
MarkU, that's the pot calling the kettle black for sure! You got as many buff as me, so Eugene will be scratching you. Besides, aren't you getting a little long in the tooth for big trips in airplanes?

From: Shug
05-Jan-17
Bull Water buffalo regularly have two different size testicles

05-Jan-17
Water buffalos milk has more fat than cattle....

From: huntmaster
05-Jan-17
Water Buffaloes fear me!! Probably not as much as they should though if you draw me. Would love the challenge of bowhunting them and have never been to Australia. Two great reasons to go.

06-Jan-17
Water buffalo thrive on aquatic plants...

From: mick
06-Jan-17
Just the shear size of the water buffalo has to have one shiver out of both fear and utter excitement, and to question do I really have what it takes to poke a arrow into one.

From: krieger
06-Jan-17
After I get drawn for this amazing hunt, I will be welcoming advice from the rest of the applicants for a complete snake chap outfit. Including the beanie!

From: SS75
08-Jan-17
Sometimes I call my buddies aborigines, even though they aren't (as far as I know...)

Fact: Water buffalo can reach weights of 2200 pounds!

From: hunting dad
08-Jan-17
The Northern Territory of Australia has got to be the ultimate setting for the adventure of bowhunting water buffalo.

08-Jan-17
I just upped the poundage on my bow to 70 pounds in order to be prepared for this hunt!!!

From: MaBow
09-Jan-17
Australia Water buffalo facts.

Water buffalo were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements. The settlements and their buffalo were abandoned in 1949 and, despite harvesting for meat, hides and as hunters' trophies, feral buffalo spread across the northern floodplains. The Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign reduced feral buffalo numbers significantly in the 1980s and 1990s but numbers are again very high right across northern Australia causing significant damage to wetlands.

From: MaBow
09-Jan-17
Australia Water buffalo facts.

Water buffalo were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements. The settlements and their buffalo were abandoned in 1949 and, despite harvesting for meat, hides and as hunters' trophies, feral buffalo spread across the northern floodplains. The Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign reduced feral buffalo numbers significantly in the 1980s and 1990s but numbers are again very high right across northern Australia causing significant damage to wetlands.

From: Fuzzy
09-Jan-17
Water buffalo taste nothing like chicken.

From: hooch08
09-Jan-17
With buffs, its all about horny, and the Auzie buffs have the biggest horns in the bush. (Also more attractive than the African and Asiatics). Hope to hunt downunder someday.

11-Jan-17
An airline ticket is about $2400.. for me to get to the hunt!

From: eugeneb
12-Jan-17
Hi, Seems the thread is nearing end-of-life ... if there are no objections, I will let it go until 31 January 2017 and announce the winner a couple of days after.

Thanks again for your comments, interest and participation.

Regards, Eugene

From: T Mac
12-Jan-17
"Can I borrow your towel for a sec my car just hit a water buffalo!" Fletch

From: eugeneb
13-Jan-17
Buff gores tourist ... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-14/water-buffalo-gores-tourist-phillip-boyd-in-kakadu-national-park/8121646

16-Jan-17
Water buffalo can be shot at high fence ranches here in the states but what would be the fun in that when a guy might win an amazing adventure in Australia!!!

From: IAHUNTER
16-Jan-17
Australian water buffaloes live in the tropical and subtropical wetlands and floodplains of northern Australia where there is sufficient water for them to wallow in.

16-Jan-17
Water buffalo can be a very dangerous big animal to hunt....

From: wkochevar
16-Jan-17
Too many to read through so I hope this isn't a repeat but "Buffs are ripper on tha Barbie, ey mate?"

From: coach
17-Jan-17
Australia is home to the longest fence in the world. It also has a bunch of stuff with really nasty bites.

18-Jan-17
The water buffalo found in the northern part of Australia are impressive and fascinating, but they are not indigenous—and they are, in fact, something of a menace.

From: The Kid
18-Jan-17
The scientific name for the feral water buffalo is Bubalus Bubalis. Thank you for doing this! What an awesome offer!

18-Jan-17
The top five ancestries for people in the Northern Territory are: Australian, English, Australian Aboriginal, Irish and Scottish.

22-Jan-17
In June, 2016 the est. population of the Northern Territory was 244,900, up 500 from the est. of 2015 which was 244,500.

22-Jan-17
Arnhem Land is in the northern territory...

From: glunker
22-Jan-17
Very generous offer. Appears to be a great animal to hunt on your feet. Got my fingers crossed.

From: David A.
23-Jan-17
The Northern Territory of Australia at one time had thylacines and perhaps might still have remanent pockets of a few individuals.

From: 11.Point
24-Jan-17
Males carry enormous backward-curving, crescent-shaped horns stretching close to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long with deep ridges on their surface.

From: buckfevered
24-Jan-17
Water buffalo have been domesticated, especially good for tilling rice fields.

24-Jan-17
Water buffalo were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements. The settlements and their buffalo were abandoned in 1949 and, despite harvesting for meat, hides and as hunters' trophies, feral buffalo spread across the northern floodplains. The Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign reduced feral buffalo numbers significantly in the 1980s and 1990s but numbers are again very high right across northern Australia causing significant damage to wetlands.

From: Shrewski
24-Jan-17
Antarctica and Australia are the continents I've not visited yet. I have NO desire to hunt Cape Buffalo with my bow but Water buff are HIGH on my bucket list.

Water buffalo were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements. The settlements and their buffalo were abandoned in 1949 and, despite harvesting for meat, hides and as hunters' trophies, feral buffalo spread across the northern floodplains. The Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign reduced feral buffalo numbers significantly in the 1980s and 1990s but numbers are again very high right across northern Australia causing significant damage to wetlands.

From: Truckie
25-Jan-17
Contrary to their name water buffalo live on land but often visit the water. (The previous statement has not been evaluated for accuracy)

31-Jan-17
Who won Eugene??

From: Scar Finga
31-Jan-17
BUMP

From: Rock
31-Jan-17
Always wanted to visit Australia adding a hunt to that would be icing on the cake.

From: Chief 419
31-Jan-17
Eugene's original post states the drawing will be held on March 2nd.

From: ohiohunter
31-Jan-17
Awesome gesture, count me in!

31-Jan-17
CORRECTION CHIEF..ON JAN 12 EUGENE STATED... HE'D CHANGE drawing DATE TO JAN 31!!!

From: Treeline
31-Jan-17
Said he would announce a couple of days later. Since it is the 31st here today, I think it is the 1st over there already so maybe tomorrow he will let us know...

Good luck all!

31-Jan-17
They are causing considerable damage to native Australian flora and fauna. Let me help with that!

From: FLGator
31-Jan-17
NT Draught, more commonly know as the Darwin Stubby, is no longer brewed on a regular basis.

From: Mo/Ark
31-Jan-17
Water Buffalo in Australia are a feral animal.

From: BowMan94
31-Jan-17
The scientific name for the Australian Water Buffalo is Bubalus Bubalis

From: labxtreme1
31-Jan-17
The Northern Territory is over 1.42 million square kilometers, representing 1/5th of Australia's land mass.

From: Medicinemann
31-Jan-17
Congrats to whoever the winner is!!

From: SixLomaz
01-Feb-17
The horns, which can measure up to a record of 3.1 m (10 ft) tip-to-tip, are prized hunting trophies.

I am looking forward to hunting the Northern Territory. Naked and primitive bow in hand. Just kidding about the bow type.

From: eugeneb
01-Feb-17
Hi,

1stly thanks for all your comments, interest and participation ... much appreciated.

As I have posted before in another thread, 2017 will be our first season as a new company ... you will see reports, pics and footage of 2017.

I really wish I could have taken more of you ... hopefully I can do this draw on a yearly basis.

Congrats ... the winner is Scar Finga ... looking forward sharing a camp-fire and ensuring you have a safe & memorable safari ... please feel free to email me at eugene@ausbuffsafari.com for more detail and I will answer all the questions you might have.

Thanks & regards, Eugene

01-Feb-17
Congratulations scar.....We hope to follow your hunt......

From: Butternut40
01-Feb-17
Go get em Scar. Congrats.

From: Scar Finga
01-Feb-17
HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!

SCAR!!

From: Dino
01-Feb-17
Congrats Scar!!! And a huge thanks to Eugene...what an awesome gesture.

From: SBH
01-Feb-17
Good way to start FEB Scar!! Congrats!!

From: HUNT MAN
01-Feb-17
Congrats and thanks!!

01-Feb-17
Scar's a bastard! Good Luck!!

From: LBshooter
01-Feb-17
Congrats scar, hope you have a great hunt and shoot a big bull. Maybe two?

From: LBshooter
01-Feb-17
Congrats scar, hope you have a great hunt and shoot a big bull. Maybe two?

From: FLGator
01-Feb-17
Congratulations!!! Thank you for the opportunity.

From: Brotsky
01-Feb-17
Congrats scar! I hope you have a fantastic hunt! Kudos to you as well Eugene and a sincere thank you! This is a fantastic gesture and a great way to introduce your new operation to Bowsite.

On a side note, I think I may need to protest this as I refuse to accept the results. :)#notmybuffhunt

From: sitO
01-Feb-17
This is cool! Congrats Scar, and thanks Eugene for making the offer...quite a gesture!

From: Ron Niziolek
01-Feb-17
Congrats Scar! Thanks Eugene.

From: Treeline
01-Feb-17
Congratulations, Scar! Sounds like a blast! Need to do a story about the whole experience with lots and lots of pictures here on the Bow Site!

Thanks for doing this one Eugene!

From: Scar Finga
01-Feb-17
WOW,

I don't even know what to say! THANKS EUGENE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will definitely do a full write up on here! I am speechless!

01-Feb-17
Australia has two types of buffalo: the river type from western Asia, with curled horns, and the swamp type from eastern Asia, with swept-back horns.

From: akbow
01-Feb-17
Congratulations Scar--I am jealous. And thanks to Eugene for the kind offer. I hadn't put much thought into it until now, but now is on my bucket list. After some research, we put Australia closer to the top--even have my wife researching a trip there now. I hope to make it over there in the coming years and I'll look you up based on this offer you made.

From: INbowdude
01-Feb-17
Congrats Scar and good on ya Eugene!

From: Buffalo1
01-Feb-17
Congrats Scar!! Think you are in for a real adventure. Please share as time and resources allow. Wish you would start with the planning of the trip; to the putting one in the salt; to hanging the trophy on the wall.

Eugene you are a generous person.

01-Feb-17
Congrats Scar!! Looking forward to following your hunt. Very generous Eugene.

From: Scar Finga
02-Feb-17
Buffalo1,

I was actually planning on doing exactly that... I will post it up as I go along and figure out what all the specifics and costs are. I already think I am going to be 8-10K out of pocket by the time it's all said and done. maybe a little more if my wife joins me, which it looks like she will at this point. it's still a long ways off:)

God Bless,

Scar.

From: Chief 419
03-Feb-17
Congrats Scar. Sounds like the trip of a lifetime. Getting there is half the fun. Good luck!

From: Quinn @work
03-Feb-17
Can we get a recount? I'm pretty sure Scar is illegal and not allowed to vote :) How bout the electoral college in which I won?

All kidding aside congrats Scar what an opportunity.

From: craig
05-Feb-17
Congrats

From: Scar Finga
06-Feb-17
Quinn, I will have you know that I am a fully registered, concealed pistol and card carrying AZ Resident!!! I don't care bout no ELECTRICAL COLLEGE!!!! LOL!! Thanks Guys!

I am unbelievably excited and grateful for this opportunity! I am just a regular working man and this is probably and most likely a once in a lifetime trip for me!

BTW, Eugene is a great guy! I have been conversing with him daily through email and he is very helpful and responds very quickly!

The hunt sounds incredible and it will be an adventure of a lifetime! The area we will be hunting is literally out in the middle of nowhere!

God Bless,

Scar

From: Hyde
06-Feb-17
Water buffalo were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements. The settlements and their buffalo were abandoned in 1949. Eradication efforts in the 80's and 90's reduced the numbers significantly. Numbers are very high again in the Northern region, causing damage to wetlands.

Thank you for the generous offer!

Hyde

From: elkmtngear
06-Feb-17
Congrats Scar...what a great adventure you have in store !

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: t-roy
06-Feb-17
Congrats scar! Looking forward to following along on your adventure!

Great gesture on your part as well Eugene!

From: APauls
07-Feb-17
So COOL! Congrats Scar - looking forward to that writeup of the hunt I was going to be on!

From: Scar Finga
07-Feb-17
Sorry APauls... Just remember 2nd place is always the first loser!! LOL!

Scar.

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