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Here are the pics from my Waterbuff, by request of Mr. Iceberg. He asked me to put'em in another BB, but only Beartooth seems not having any prejudice against buffalo hunters! Honest, kidding aside, this is the only BB accessible to my VERY limited hability with PCs and the like. Rifle is a 7x57 custom in a mauser 98 DWM
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  And, Iceberg, you had not seen my most recent hunt, a wildgoat.
  The dog, pointing a partrige, is the late and very mourned Graff. Ah, I had to put new posts for each pic. so, Hunt II. III, etc...




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hunt II - buff was shot between the eyes.







(Edited by mundumugu at 1:10 pm on Oct. 25, 2001)
 

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This gentleman on the point is the late Graff in one of his last points. He gave me enough time for dropping the camera, pick up the shotgun and bring the partrige down. Never was a dog like him. Wherever you may be now, old friend, I salute you!
 

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Nice buff - and you must be a pretty good shot!

Where was it taken?
 

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Hello, Mike G. The buff - third one I got - whas hunted in north-central region of Brasil, my country. They are a problem today. Some 80 years ago, farmers tried to raise buffs instead of traditional cattle, because jaguars cut 'em down a lot, and farmers thougt - wrightly - that buffs should be more jaguar-resistent, which they prooved to be. But are also untamable, at least this species! so, they became feral, and hunting 'em here is legal, the old males that defy cattle bulls, and kill them everytime they fight. It is a challenging hunt, very tiresome, but most of all, wonderful.
 about my shooting abilities, well... I don't win  any matches, even regional, but besides having a very deep respect to all the game I hunt, I am a firm believer of the late James 'Ngongonjaa' Sutherland, in his recipe for hunting, that can be summarized as follows:
  "Stalk as close as ya can, laddie! and then, stalk ten yards closer!"
  luck and health!
  P.S. don't you think Graff looks great? There  will never more exist such a gentledog!...
 

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Yes, a fine looking dog, what breed?  Somewhat resembles a Labrador Retriever (which I have) to my eye.
 

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A finer breed of bird dog there is not. I feel your lamentations for Graff's passing. If our Lord created anything better than dogs, he surely kept them for himself.

What load, may I ask, was used on your buffalo? And I admire your quotation of Sutherland. It's a shame so many "hunters" of today think long-range shooting at game is sport. Much like those bird hunters who shoot pen-raised pheasant on the ground, they're missing the entire point of the exercise.
 

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Mundumugo,

Excellenet photographs!  I also think that man's best friend is certainly his dog, especially a companion that hunts with you in the field.  These are the most treasured of memories.

You could probably interest several hunters from the states to chase those buffs!

Good hunting, Jim
 

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Helo, Bill and Jimmy.
  The load I used was a 162 grain full metal jacket pointed boat tail propelled bu 40 grains of IMR 3031.
velocity of about 2550 fps.   These bullets are not made anymore. Until fourty years ago, our military caliber was the 7x57, and some cartriges - corrosive stuff - of that time are still avaliable, but scarce. I pull them out  and reload with modern primers, in new brass. They are very tough.
  About hunting, I, like you, don't take it as a synonym of shooting game, no sir! As I said in an upper response for this topic, I don't win matches, but am proud to say that I never lost game that I shot, because i prefer a thousand times to go home emptyhanded than let a wounded animal there. I am picky with my shots, and think every hunter should be.
  Jimmy, nobody less than the author of  books on african hunting, the late Peter Hathaway Capstick, was an outfitter-guide in Brasil, 30 or more years ago, for Jaguar and Waterbuffalo, that were much less numerous than they are today. Who knows one of these days we find ourselves hunting them together? For sure, it would be a pleasure to have any of you as a guest!
  Luck and health.


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