There aren’t many hunters who get the opportunity to hunt buffalo at any point in their lives. If you’re ever lucky enough to do it, it’s important for you to make the proper preparations ahead of time. It’ll help enhance your buffalo hunt and make it a hunt you won’t ever forget. Read through several tips for preparing for hunting buffalo below.
Get yourself into good shape.
Buffaloes are massive creatures. They can weigh anywhere from 600 pounds all the way up to 2,000 pounds in some cases. That might lead you to believe that it’ll simple enough to track buffalo down without exerting a ton of energy. In reality, however, buffalo often move around and cover great distances in a relatively short amount of time. That means you’ll need to be in great shape prior to a buffalo hunt. Make sure you’re up for the challenge of chasing buffaloes around.
Equip yourself with the right rifles and ammunition.
The rifles that you use to hunt other animals might not be the right rifles to use when you hunt for buffalo. You want something that packs more than enough power. A .50 caliber/175 grain round rifle or something even larger than that should be able to get the job done for you. You should also learn about the best places to shoot a buffalo to take one down. Right behind the shoulder is widely regarded as the ideal spot to take aim at a buffalo.
Wear the right clothing based on the season.
If you’re going to be hunting buffalo in the dead of winter, it’s a good idea to put on as many layers as you can. You can always take them off if you get too hot. The same goes for hunting during the warmer months. You’re going to have long days hunting buffalo, and the last thing you want is for the weather to force you to go home early.
Hunt with a guide if you can.
Those who have never hunted for buffaloes before sometimes have a tough time tracking them down. By going with a guide, you’ll improve your chances of finding buffaloes during your hunt. A guide can also help you move a buffalo once you take it down. It’s going to be almost impossible for you to do it otherwise, especially if you’re able to take down a buffalo that weighs 1,000 pounds or more.
At Tioga Boar Hunting, you can hunt buffalos at any time of the year. Our ranch features hundreds of acres and will offer you a unique buffalo hunting experience. We can also provide you with a guide to help you along the way. Call us at 570-835-5341 today to schedule a buffalo hunt.