As promised, Kevin Robertson is back on the show again today. Kevin and I talked about cape buffalo in very general terms last week, but today we’re going to have an in depth discussion on how to prepare for a cape buffalo hunt. Far too many hunters show up in Africa woefully unprepared for their safari and pay the price. However, Kevin provides some excellent advice to prospective buffalo hunters in this episode, so make sure you pay attention to what he has to say on how to prepare physically, how to practice shooting under realistic conditions, what you should bring with you on your hunt, and much more.
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What We Covered
1) Where cape buffalo rank in terms of the most physically demanding species to hunt in Africa.
2) How hunters should prepare physically for a cape buffalo hunt.
3) What sort of shooting conditions a hunter should expect on cape buffalo and how to prepare.
4) What gear hunters should bring with them on their hunt.
5) What to look for in a buffalo’s physical reaction to a good shot and what a death bellow is.
6) Things hunters can do while actually on their hunt to improve their odds of success.
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