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Water  Buffalo
Water Buffalo, also known as Asian Buffalo, are the largest of the bovid family. They are drastically larger than Africa's Cape Buffalo. Their horns can measure up to 10 feet tip to tip. Water Buffalos have scant hair, and the skin of older adults is almost bare. They can have white legs and white crescent across throat and across lower neck. The horns are long, corrugated, and tend to be triangular in cross section. Most sweep out or back in shallow crescent, but always remain more or less on the plane of the forehead. Female horns are straighter, wider, more slender, and can be longer. Male weights generally range from 1500 lbs. to 2650 lbs.
Top Score: ROE 97 3/8
Cost to Hunt: $5000 to $10,000     [more]
HUNTING COSTS

Prices are averages taken from researching multiple exotic game ranches in Texas in 2016.

The hunter must research individual ranches for the actual total cost. The ranch may have a special on a specie because they are overstocked; some with damaged antlers/horns or; a specie must be removed from the ranch because they are not compatible with other species. The size of the trophy will change the price of the animal. Some ranches will charge both a hunt fee and a kill fee (replacement fee) so get your questions asked before you book a hunt. Some ranches will provide all handling, gutting, skinning, shipping prep or delivery to the taxidermy as part of the hunt "package." Some will charge for each item separately.

Meals and lodging may be provided as part of the package, or it will be an add on. Some will provide free lodging IF you take an animal. Again, check with the ranch BEFORE you book. If you fly to a ranch some will meet you at the airport as part of the package, some will charge you to pick you up. Ranches make their profit from repeat customers so, as a rule, they will go out of their way to please their hunters and try their utmost to get the animal the hunter is looking for. However, as in all industries, there will be the rare exceptions, but don't let one bad experience reflect on all ranches or outfitters.

Once you have decided on a ranch, read every single word on their web site. THEN CALL THEM before you book. Hope this help you toward your trophy goal!
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