Originally Posted by dunerunner
Thanks for sharing, hairbear! Is that a Cape Buffalo in one of the pics above?? And, what submarine are you drive across the river?
As Auslach has stated they are a Asiatic water Buffalo.We also have Banteng and Scrub Cattle as well.
I have a pic of a couple of junior Buffalo that my young fella took next to where we were camped.These were a little under weight for the market and so were left behind to fatten up a bit.
The thing with this trip is that it can only be done between March thru to September/October as the Wet season starts and a vast majority of the Northern Territory is either under a couple feet of water or unpassable and a lot of the stations there are isolated for months until the water subsides.Places up there can get 10" of rain in a couple of hours during the Wet.It truly is a magnificent place.
The runoff from the thousands of kilometres of land to the rivers and then to the ocean is phenominal during the Wet and that river(Daly River) during the Wet would be impassable as the water would be over the roof of the car plus I wouldn't be able to get in to there in any case as there's many creek crossings to get through before getting to there.
The station we were hunting on is 90 kilometres in from the main highway on a dirt road and the turn off on the highway is 70 klms North of Katherine.
The 4wd I'm driving is a Toyota Prado 7 seater with a 3.0 litre turbo intercooled diesel.It's a slightly smaller version of the Toyota Landcruiser 4wd.
JonM, yes we do have some bloody stupid gun laws here and believe me a lot of we Aussies are very jealous of your CCW laws there as well as what you can own and shoot
Mate don't let a few stupid gun laws worry you move down here and we'll show you real beer and tucker
Auslach I booked the hunt through Matt Graham at Hunt Australia who's also a Moderator on the hunting forum I'm a member of here in Aussie.The forum is AHN(Australian Hunting Net) if your interested to have a look.
Here's some of the country we hunted in.The little mounds you see are termite nests and a bit further North around Darwin and into Arnhem Land get taller than a car in a lot of places.
The country up there is much like a open parkland type thing as in Africa,regards