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. 


Mature Cow Water Buffalo Hunt: $2,850
Trophy Bull Water Buffalo Hunt: $3,500-$6,500, depending on size
Non Hunter Guest: $150 per guest

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, and complimentary delivery to local butcher and/or taxidermist if requested. Many of our hunts are concluded on the first day. 

Lodging and meals are not included. See "Lodging" for 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


It was a really good experience going on a hunt with Bitterwater Outfitters. I loved staying at the ranch headquarters. The operation is an old western, down to earth feel. Clayton was great to talk to and be around. Everyone that I know that has gone keeps coming back. If someone doesn’t come back, they don’t like to hunt.
Pat Murphy