Water Buffalo offer the ultimate experience for bow hunters. The challenge of getting in close to a monster trophy bull, the patience to wait for that perfect shot.
Water Buffalo have a very thick hide, around an inch thick covering the shoulder area, it’s extremely hard to penetrate.
Using the right gear is essential.
We’ve tested many types of bows, arrows and broad heads over the years. We’d like you to be able to pull at least 70 pounds.
We’ve had the most success with penetration when shooting a 75-80 pound bow. However, young hunters and huntresses have had success with 65 pound bows. If you are only comfortable with this poundage, please contact us for further information.
More important than poundage is the broad head. We strongly recommended a two blade, one piece, non mechanical broad head. The broad head must be razor sharp.
Broad heads we have found to have the most success are:
- Grizzly Broad heads
- Alaskan Silver flames
- Outback Broad heads
A single beveled broad head offers an edge on busting through the tough ribs of a buffalo. Sharpness of the broad head is still the essential key.
For ideal penetration, we recommended your arrow weight is close to 800 grains in total.
We’ve had great success with full metal jacket shafts. Weight to the front of the arrow can also help with penetration.