D. Scottorn at dusk with banteng taken on Australia's Cobourg Peninsula.
By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor
This month we share an interesting report from subscriber D. Scottorn on a DIY banteng and buffalo hunt in the Cobourg Peninsula in Nov. Scottorn has connections with traditional (Aboriginal) owners of areas in Arnhem Land, which allows him to hunt there unguided. Unfortunately, red tape involving firearms and access makes it nearly impossible for international hunters to do a DIY hunt in Arnhem Land, so we took his report as an occasion to check on more accessible banteng and buffalo operations there.
Scottorn's hunt took place at Araru Point in the northwest of Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, which covers the entire area of the Cobourg Peninsula. The park was the only place to hunt banteng before the fence along the southeastern border fell into disrepair, allowing the animals to spread to the mainland.
Scottorn says that the hunting on Cobourg is still good....