Australia

Crocodile Harvesting Safari 2014. Prices in Euro

Crocodile Trophy fees only. Includes salted and dried skin and a prepared and finished skull
       

12 foot -

E6000 (minimum size)

12 ½ foot -

E6500

13 foot -

E7000

13 ½ foot -

E7500

14 footer

E8000  (normal maximum size)

14 ½ footer -

E8500

15 foot -

E9000

15 ½ foot -

E9500

16 foot -

E10 000

16 ½ foot -

E10 500


This is the typical size range of a crocodile we will harvest in a 5 day safari.
All crocs harvested will be males.

My partner in Austrlia is one of the few safari operators offering Crocodile harvesting. We have a license to catch and shoot saltwater crocodiles for their skins and skulls as trophy's. Whilst it is prohibited for our guests to actually shoot the crocs themselves, you can observe us catching them. You can then arrange to purchase the skin or skull from us.  

To catch a crocodile requires patience!! Firstly a large croc must be located. This is done by looking for tracks or slides around a waterhole or creek. Partly eaten animals or a pile of bones, normally wallabies and wild pigs (or buffalo if it is a big one!) are always good sign. Then we place the trap in shallow water or on the bank directly by the water. Then an animal carcass (normally a wild pig) is placed in the trap with a rope attached to work as a trip wire. the croc takes the bait, the gate shuts! Bingo!! This can be achieved in no more than 2 days, but we usually suggest 4 or 5. We will not harvest a crocodile smaller than 3 meters (10 feet). We prefer to only harvest the male crocs and this size limit ensures that very few females are actually taken. If a smaller croc is caught it is simply released. This in itself is quite an exciting event as the crocs often turn the tables upon release and the hunter becomes the hunted!

2014, fully inclusive packages -  Prices in Euro

5 day buffalo safari
5 hunting days                 
accommodation, meals and drinks, all inclusive
1 trophy buffalo bull                         
airboat tour and waterfowl shooting                            
rifle rental and ammunition                    
all transfers from Darwin to Carmor Plains and return         
all skinning, salting and drying of capes if required         
all trophy preparation and packaging

1x1 –

E7500

2x1 –

E6800

3x1 -

E6100

 

Observers are E180 per day.

Trophy fees:

  • Buffalo bull: 2 600
  • Wild boar:       500
  • Banteng:    12 000
  • Scrub bull:   1 000
  • Wild Goat: 600 (Aircharter required - Small helicopter, 2 hunters– E1900. Large helicopter, 3 or 4 hunters – E2400)

Classic Buffalo Safaris


Hunting big game like water buffalo is an exciting experience. We try to enhance that experience by offering our clients the chance to hunt buffalo with our double rifles. The classic way.

Hunting buffalo with a large caliber double rifle is a fantastic experience that is hard to beat. Anyone can stand back at 100 yards or more with a scoped bolt action rifle and make a killing shot.
But to stalk right in close to 50 yards and less, 40, 30, 20 yards and take a bull with a double rifle.....this is real hunting.

During the later months of the year, November, December and from January through till April, the rainy season creates an environment that is just perfect to hunt buffalo at close range.
The regular overnight rains allow us to find fresh tracks every morning and follow them. And we know that the bull will not be too far in front of us.

The other thing the rainy season does is enhance the growth of grass so by January the grass is tall and allows us to stalk in close. The wet ground and undergrowth also softens our footfall which also makes it easier to get closer still!
Perfect for double rifle hunting.

We provide double rifles in 470NE. This is a proven buffalo cartridge and also quite manageable to shoot accurately.

If you want a great hunting experience rather than a shooting experience, then use one of our double rifles and come hunt a buffalo in the wet season of the Northern Territory.

Buffalo hunting with a double rifle.... Double the fun!

 

Water Buffalo Hunting Safaris

The game reserve has Water Buffalo in very plentiful numbers. This is Australia's premier big game animal and deserves the highest level of respect when hunting. These animals are extremely tough and difficult to put down and are every bit as tough as the African Cape buffalo, if not more! Buffalo charges can and do, occur! On average, I deal with at least 1 serious charge each year. Minimum recommended calibre is 338 Win Mag. We hunt Buffalo with the help of a 4wd or ATV either by finding fresh tracks that cross the road or spotting lone bulls out on the plains. Then we follow up on foot and get closer to the animal for a better look! Shooting ranges can vary from 20 meters in the thick rainforests and up to 100 meters on the open plains.  

The horns of a mature buffalo bull measure from tip to tip direct, 95 - 150cm (38"- 60") wide! With a length of 68 - 90cm (27"- 36") of each horn. The diameter at the base varies from 40 - 48cm (16"- 19"). A Water Buffalo bull weighs on average between 700 and 800 kg, but in exceptional cases they can weigh up to a 1000kg (2400lbs)!
My partner in Australia provides first class accommodation and dining for our guests. Our private cabin's are all air conditioned with their own ensuite bathrooms. All meals are carefully prepared by our Chef in the homestead's dining room, over looking the vast flood plains. Breakfast and lunch can be served in the dining room or out on the deck of our gazebo which offers 270 degree views of the floodplains. Local game meats and some of the best Australian beef steaks and Barramundi fish fillets are on the menu daily.

We provide quality firearms (Blaser, Sauer, CZ Brno, Ruger, Beretta) in a number of calibres, 375 H&H for Buffalo, 308 for Wild Boar and 12 gauge for waterfowl. These rifles are fitted with telescopic sights or express sights. We can arrange your firearm import permits if you wish to bring your own rifle.

The hunting season is year round but best times are from late April to the end of November. Accessibility to game is not a problem and whilst different transport is used to hunt, the game is always guaranteed throughout the year. Our climate is most pleasant from May until September and the chance of wet weather is very slim. Temperatures during these times vary from 14 degrees at night to 32 degrees in the heat of the day. Our summers are a little hotter with high humidity.
Transport to the game reserve can be by road or private air charter. We will pick you up at the airport upon your arrival or from your Hotel. Travelling time by road from Darwin to hunting camp is 2 and 1/2 hours. If you prefer we can charter a light aircraft for you from Darwin, direct to the hunting camp, flying time 25 minutes!

Fishing is also available in the nearby rivers and creeks. This is done mostly by boat, using lures. Australia's most popular game fish, the Barramundi, is common in these waterways. Various other salt and freshwater fish such as Giant Trevally, Salmon, Mangrove Jack, Queen Fish and Jew Fish can be caught.

Clothing recommendations on a safari are cool (cotton) long sleeve shirts, long pants or shorts, both are ok. Good walking boots that are comfortable are important and they should be tolerant of water and mud. Water proof boots are not necessary. Bring a good hat and plenty of insect repellent and sun screen. A light coat can be necessary occasionally in the cool mornings.

Field preparation, salting, drying and packaging of trophies is done here and trophies are generally shipped within 3 months to your home or taxidermist.

Confirmation of safaris requires 50% deposit and the final account is paid at the end of the safari. Cancellation of a safari must be done 4 months before the safari date for a refund. Cancellations less than 4 months before the safari will be credited for a safari at a later date. Deposits and final payments can be made by - international bank transfer, bank cheques, credit cards or cash


Hunting in Australia