Ep 124: Kevin Robertson On Cape Buffalo

Kevin ‘Doctari’ Robertson is back on The Big Game Hunting Podcast again to kick off 2021! Kevin provides us a general overview of Cape buffalo in this show: where they live, an overview of cape buffalo anatomy, why cape buffalo are so darn mean and tough, how to evaluate a cape buffalo trophy, and much more. 

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What We Covered

1) How Kevin first got interested in hunting cape buffalo.

2) A brief overview of cape buffalo: what they are, where they live, and their natural history.

3) Why Kevin thinks cape buffalo are so tough and bad tempered and how the rinderpest epidemic may factor into this.

4) How to evaluate a cape buffalo trophy and what changes he would make to the current record books.

5) How Kevin estimates the age of a cape buffalo.

6) Below are photos of the buffalo my father and I shot in 2012. Kevin estimates that my buffalo was 9 years old and that my dad’s buffalo was 10.

Resources

Africa’s Most Dangerous. I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Africa’s Most Dangerous if you think you might want to hunt cape buffalo one day. I purchased this book many years ago before my first buffalo hunt and I found it extremely helpful. This book is well written and easy to read and I’ve continued to use it as a reference to this day. If you’re planning a buffalo hunt, or if you just want to learn more about cape buffalo and want a great “all in one” reference, you will not be disappointed with Africa’s Most Dangerous.

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