Welcome to Australia, the land down under! Most people know Australia for its tourism, surfing, snorkeling, crocodiles, kangaroos and koala bears, but this vast country actually offers a wide variety of different terrain and hunting opportunities. Scarcely populated in most areas, the outback of Australia is a fantastic breeding ground for some very exciting big game species!
In Australia, we specialize in hunting massive south pacific water buffalo and big wild boar in the remote outback of the Northern Territory.
Tracking big buffalo in the isolated wilderness of northern Australia is a great thrill and many hunters have compared it to hunting buffalo in southern Africa.
Alongside the impressive water buffalo, we also offer great hunting for big wild boar, scrub bulls and banteng! Furthermore, we can also arrange cull and management hunts for kangaroos, wallabies, donkeys, camels as well as non-trophy water buffalo.
JR Hunting can provide you with some of the best hunting Australia has to offer! Our partner is one of Australia’s most experienced outfitters and has been hunting these wilderness areas for many years. All the experience, knowledge and commitment that have been gathered over time have been invested into these unique and vast hunting properties in the Northern Territory. In the remote and untouched Australian Outback south of the famous Arnheim Land a large number of water buffalo, scrub bull and wild boar roam our hunting areas. Ever since we started hunting with our clients in Australia, many great trophies have been harvested here. Our photo gallery tells a great success story!
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Flights from the USA will arrive into Sydney or Brisbane. Flights from Europe will normally arrive in Singapore or Sydney and from there you will fly to Darwin which is the arrival point for our hunts. Depending on your arrival time in Darwin, you might need a hotel room for the night, which we can help arrange for you. After we pick you up in Darwin, we will travel down to the hunting area that offers two different types of accommodation. Clients can either choose to stay in a very comfortable lodge with private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and all the comforts of home. Hot showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities and a great cuisine make this lodge a very welcome sight at the end of a long hunting day. Alternatively, you can choose to experience a true outback camp far out in the hunting area where you fall asleep at night in comfortable African style safari tent accommodation looking up at the amazing southern sky while listening to the sounds of the bush. All our camps are located right in the hunting areas and have been built specifically to cater for hunters. Charter flights to our areas can be arranged at additional cost.
All species can be hunted with either rifle or bow. The minimum caliber we recommend for hunting water buffalo and scrub bull is .375 H&H.
If you decide to hunt buffalo with a bow you need to be a very experienced bow hunter and must be comfortable pulling at least 60lbs using heavy arrow shafts with two bladed broad heads to get the best possible penetration. For bow hunting, shots range between 15-40 yards; for rifle hunting, shots can range up to 100 yards. Spot and stalk is our main method of hunting. After breakfast, the guide and hunter will venture out into the hunting area in an open-top 4-wheel drive safari truck looking for game, trying to cover as much ground as possible in these vast wilderness areas. Usually we check water holes or creek and river beds for any sign of game. Once a potential trophy animal is spotted, the stalk continues on foot. The hunter can expect to see more than 100 buffalo a day as well as a good number of scrub bulls and wild pigs.
Our hunting season runs from the beginning of June to the end of August in our dry season. Temperatures will be in the 90s during the day and most likely the sun will be out; very seldom we expect to see rain at this time of the year. These are our winter months and normally the conditions are very dry making the hunting area easy to access. Sometimes we start hunting in May already, but clients booking for this period might run the risk of encountering wet conditions that make parts of the area inaccessible. Cull or management hunts can be arranged later on in the year as well.
JR Hunting will assist you with all the necessary rifle import and visa paperwork prior to your hunt in Australia. If you do not wish to bring your own firearm, rental rifles are available and we have several different calibers you can use. However, one still needs to apply for an Australian Firearms License in order to be able to hunt in the Northern Territory.
We can only recommend you to come to Australia and hunt with us in the beautiful and remote outback of the Northern Territory and enjoy the people, great service, comfortable accommodations, excellent food and unique hunting areas our outfitter has to offer! Just as much as JR Hunting is committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction in the industry, our partner in Australia will take excellent care of you as a client.