A MATURE CAPE BUFFALO BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:
WEIGHT: 1500 POUNDS
SHOULDER HEIGHT: 65 INCHES
HORN LENGHT: 36 – 40 INCHES
Cabassa Safaris is a Mozambique hunting safaris company that offers the best hunting safaris in Mozambique which include the Cape Buffalo.
Buffalo is large bulky animals and is found in Nhenda where edible grass, shade and water are in abundance. Buffalo prefer grass occurring in thorn-veld, as well as a variety of woodland and open areas and will avoid floodplains or grassland that is far from the shade of trees.
Buffalo`s legs are very heavy, and the front hooves are larger than the hind to support the extra mass they carry in the large head and thick neck. Both sexes have horns and are Greyish-black and assume the colour of the soil at times when it wallows in the mud.
Always make that first shot count, Buffalo is one of the most dangerous African animals to hunt and have a reputation when wounded and they will live up to it. Wounded Buffalo may circle back and wait for the hunter along it`s track and charge without warning. Loud death bellows are the best sign of a dying Buffalo.
The trophy quality in a Buffalo lies with its base, a hard rough and solid boss is the first sign of a great trophy. At times, old bulls won’t carry a spread beyond 30” but that should never deter the hunter, as these bulls make great trophies with solid “helmets” for bosses drooping down over the eyes.
With ageing one will find old solitary bulls move off from the herd; they are called “Dagga boys”, due to their regular mud baths, leaving caked mud on their backs giving the appearance of dried cement(“Dagga”). These bulls are the most challenging and fun to hunt and may from time to time form small “Dagga” groups.
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