California Guided Water Buffalo Hunts

Come experience a new side of exotic hunts and redefine big game hunting. The Asian Water Buffalo is a massive animal with great mount potential. The meat is lean and healthy and makes great steaks. This rare animal would make a great addition to any game room. The water buffalo roam a massive landscape of rolling grasslands with native shrubs and natural water sources.The trophy bulls are classed and priced based on age, weight, and horn size. 


2 year old Cow Water Buffalo Hunt: $2,850
Mature Cow Water Buffalo Hunt: $3,500
Trophy Bull Water Buffalo Hunt: $3,500-$6,500, depending on size
Non Hunter Guest: $200 per guest
** (gratuity not included)

What to Bring:

  • Good hiking boots and comfortable clothing
  • .270 or bigger
  • Lead free ammo
  • No license or tag required

What It Includes:

Our water buffalo hunts include up to two days of hunting, field dressing and skinning of game. Many of our hunts are concluded on the first day. 

All hunts include:

-Tent or trailer camping on the ranch free of charge
-Access to the shooting range to sight in your gun
-Access to the catch and release fishing pond
-Access to the BBQ and fire pit

Meals are not included. See "Lodging" for additional accommodations.

Water buffalo hunts operate year round and can be scheduled weekdays and weekends.

Effective July 1, 2008, the California Fish and Game Commission modified the methods of take to prohibit the use of projectiles containing lead when hunting big game and nongame species in an area designated as the California condor range.

Bitterwater Outfitters is in the condor range and lead free ammo is required. For a list of certified nonlead ammunition, click here


I give Bitterwater Outfitters a rating of 210%. It was an outstanding experience. Clayton was professional about everything. I have gone on other guided hunts and they don’t compare to Clayton’s hunts. I am definitely going to come back.