The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is a large bovid originating in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China. Today, it is also found in Europe, Australia and in some American countries like Argentina and Uruguay.
The origins of the domestic water buffalo types are debated but at least 130 million domestic water buffalo exist, and more human beings depend on them than on any other domestic animal. They are especially suitable for tilling rice fields, and their milk is richer in fat and protein than that of dairy cattle.
In Argentina, many game ranches raise water buffalo for commercial hunting. The bull’s horns have a heavy mass and the cow’s horns are narrower but can be just as long as or longer than the bull. An Argentine Water Buffalo can weigh up to 2,500 lbs. which is up to 700 lbs. heavier than the largest African Cape Buffalo at 1,800 lbs. Come to Argentina and enjoy the thrill of a wild buffalo hunt at 1/3 the cost of Africa.
This is a massive, powerful animal, with the widest horn span of any bovid. Adults range in size from 1800 to 2600 pounds, although females typically weigh around 1650 pounds and males upwards of 2200 pounds. It is very dependent on the availability of water. Historically, its preferred habitats are low-lying grasslands and their surroundings. The Water Buffalo eats grass and leafy aquatic vegetation. It is a grazer, feeding in the morning and evenings and lying up in dense cover or submerging in wallows during midday. In addition to keeping it cool, wallowing helps to remove skin parasites, biting flies, and other pests. Where there is substantial human disturbance, the Water Buffalo becomes mostly nocturnal.
The hunting season is from March to November, but as these animals are very plentiful, they can be hunted all year round, making this a very exciting up close and personal hunt!
RINCON LODGE. It is a 3 hour drive away from the airport. It is located in Valle de Calamuchita (Calamuchita’s Valley) in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. This valley belongs to Sierras de Córdoba and it is well-known for its lakes and forests and its craggy terrain with narrow side valleys (ravines) and the highest peaks. It has a temperate climate all year round, with frequent snowfalls in winter (the austral winter so snowfall is mainly in July). The terrain is hilly and mountain, the South Valley area is of volcanic origin, in the central-western part of the valley there are several faults.
LA PAMPA LODGE. It is located 34 miles from the city of Santa Rosa, in the province of La Pampa, Argentina, and it is 400 miles from Buenos Aires Capital City. This lodge was established in a location of the Argentine Pampas where the ongoing study and monitoring of species ensures guests the most prized trophies in Big Game Hunting Argentina, but with the most careful consideration of nature and the healthy practice of the sport.
SAN LUIS LODGE. It is located 6 hour drive away from Buenos Aires and only 2 hours car ride from the local airport. We can also provide private flight services from any location in the country, direct to the farm. While allowing our visitors to enjoy viewing Argentina's countryside and style of life, there are 21,000 acres essentially for shooting as well as the farming business development. The principal house of this lodge offers facilities such as 4 bedrooms, big dining room with a fireplace in the lounge, living room with amenities, central heating, Wi-Fi and swimming pool, among others.
Our chef will offer typical meals in the area, traditional Argentine barbecue, empanadas, and locro (traditional regional stew) are included. He will also use our delicious synergetic recipes so that the hunters may taste the best pieces of the species obtained during the journey. The meals will be served with the best wines of the region and home-made desserts.