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African Experience: Episode 12

A tip from a villager in the Caprivi Strip puts professional hunter Phillip Fourie on the tracks of a herd of 600 Cape buffalo: Can he close the deal for his client?

African Experience: Episode 14

Cape buffalo hunting can be hours of boredom punctuated by moments of adrenaline. A hunter in search of an exceptional bull will work hard. Key is finding a fresh track—not always the simplest task.

Adventure in Africa: Cape Buffalo with a Bow

On August 13 I returned from a fabulous 10-day bowhunting trip on the Eastern Cape of South Africa with my friends, owner/PH Andrew Renton and PH Marius Potgieter of Kei River Safaris It was my second time with Kei River. Five years ago it was a plains game hunt extraordinaire. This time it would be the same, but with a bit of a twist. This time, we’d first target Cape buffalo with the bow.

African Experience: Episode 15

Professional hunter Hardus van Zyl and Iowa’s Mike McNichols line up a shot on a great Cape buffalo bull. But McNichols’ shot is high, and the bull leads the hunters “straight through the jess”—not a place anyone wants to track a wounded buffalo.

Gear for Blackpowder Buffalo

What’s it take to hunt Cape buffalo with a muzzleloader? Here’s a look at what Editorial Director John Zent utilized on his recent trip to Mozambique.

Black Death, Bad-Breath Close

Hunting with a handgun forces you to get close. But when pursuing Cape buffalo, how close is too close? Your life may depend on knowing the answer.

Double Time

Zimbabwe’s Sengwa River may have dried up, but a Cape buffalo hunt along its banks provides meat to quell rumors that the game populations of the Chirisa Safari Area have dried up along with it.

Mind Your Manners

Our writers walks in the same tracks as Harry Manners, on the trail of Cape buffalo.

Guns and Gear for a Cape Buffalo Hunt

You can't hunt Cape buffalo with just any gear. Here are a few recommendations.

How to Choose a Buffalo Rifle

What's "enough gun" for a Cape buffalo? Rifle and bullet technology is always changing, and what we considered gospel 40 years ago may need to be revisited.

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