"The three main big game species here are large bovines: water buffalo, banteng and feral ox. Water buffalo are the main attraction. Introduced between 1825 and 1843, water buffalo once numbered 350,000 animals, but extensive culling has reduced that to about 150,000. Quality hunting properties are much sought after, with aboriginal Arnhem Land holding the largest numbers. "Banteng are only hunted in Australia. Banteng range freely in the monsoon forests of the Cobourg Peninsula in Northern Territory, and only a few operations hunt them. Banteng is often an add-on to a water buffalo safari, and vice versa.
"Feral ox, locally known as red bulls' or scrub bulls' are wild shorthorn beef cattle, known for their aggression and distinctive red color. Trophy wild boar is also available, and some hunters choose to help out with feral donkey and pig control efforts too. Saltwater and freshwater crocodiles are both protected, though numbers are high.
"The dominant vegetation in the Northern Territory is savannah woodlands and open forest. About 50 percent of vegetation is deliberately burned each dry season,........(continued)