The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is a large bovine originally found in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China. Today, they can also be in Europe, Australia and in some Latin American countries like Argentina and Uruguay. 

The origins of the domestic water buffalo types are debated but at least 130 million domestic water buffalo exist, and more human beings depend on them than on any other domestic animal. They are especially suitable for tilling rice fields, and their milk is richer in fat and protein than that of dairy cattle.

In Argentina, many game ranches raise water buffalo for commercial hunting. The bull’s horns have a heavy mass and the cow’s horns are narrower but can be just as long as or longer than the bull. An Argentine Water Buffalo can weigh up to 2,500 lbs, which is up to 700 lbs heavier than the largest African Cape Buffalo at 1,800 lbs. 

Come to Argentina and enjoy the thrill of a wild buffalo hunt at 1/3 the cost of Africa.

This is a massive, powerful animal, with the widest horn span of any bovid. Adults range in size from 1800 to 2600 pounds, although females typically weigh around 1650 pounds and males upwards of 2200 pounds. The species is very dependent on the availability of water. Historically, it prefers to habit low-lying grasslands and their surroundings. The Water Buffalo eats grass and leafy aquatic vegetation. It is a grazer, feeding in the morning and evenings and lying up in dense cover or submerging in wallows during midday. In addition to keeping it cool, wallowing helps to remove skin parasites, biting flies, and other pests. Where there is substantial human disturbance, the Water Buffalo becomes mostly nocturnal.

Hunting Season

The hunting season is from March to November, but as these animals are found in abundance, they can be hunted all year round, which is the perfect excuse for an up-and-coming personal hunt. 


Locations and Lodges

RINCON LODGE. It is a 3 hour drive away from the airport. It is located in Valle de Calamuchita (Calamuchita’s Valley) in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. This valley belongs to Sierras de Córdoba and it is well-known for its lakes and forests and its craggy terrain with narrow side valleys (ravines) and the highest peaks. It has a temperate climate all year round, with frequent snowfalls in winter (the austral winter so snowfall is mainly in July). The terrain is hilly and mountainous, the South Valley area is of volcanic origin, in the central-western part of the valley there are several faults.

SAN FERNANDO LODGE. It's located in San Luis. From San Luis airport to the lodge it is a 2-hour drive. The farm and hunting ranch has 21,000 acres for shooting, together with the farming business development, which allows our visitors to enjoy the Argentine countryside lifestyle for a few days. 

LA PAMPA LODGE. It is located 34 miles from the city of Santa Rosa, in the province of La Pampa, Argentina, and it is 400 miles from Buenos Aires Capital City. This lodge was established in a location of the Argentine Pampas where the ongoing study and monitoring of species ensures guests the most prized trophies in Big Game Hunting Argentina, but with the most careful consideration of nature and the healthy practice of the sport. 

Our chef will offer typical meals in the area,  traditional Argentine barbecue, empanadas, and locro (traditional regional stew) are included. He will also use our delicious synergetic recipes so that the hunters may taste the best pieces of the species obtained during the journey. The meals will be served with the best wines of the region and home-made desserts.