Majestic, wise, unpredictable and quite possibly the most dangerous of the African Big Five. The southern Cape buffalo is a highly sought after trophy and is regularly at the top of a hunter’s bucket list. Here are the biggest and the best of the Dagga Boys in the SCI Record Book.
#2 SCI Founder C.J. McElroy holds the number 2 spot with a 137 1/8″ bull taken near Mount Kenya in 1966.
#9B Peter Bruckman is the proud holder of a tie for the number 9 spot with this 135″ Dagga boy taken near Pilanesberg, R.S.A.
#10 Dr. Karl Flick took this big buff in 1973 near Lolgorian, Kenya. It measures in at 134 5/8″.
#7 Dr. John A. McCall Jr. scored the number 7 spot with a cape buffalo measuring 135 5/8″. No photo is available.
#3 Jack Brumbelow shows off his number 3 bull taken in 1999 in Loibor Serrit, Tanzania. It measured 136 6/8″.
#8 Gregory Williamson holds the number 8 spot with this 135 4/8″ bull taken near Kimberly, R.S.A.
#6A Len Guldman took this old buff in 1997 in Masailand, Tanzania. It measures 135 6/8″
#1 Grady Houge MD holds the number 1 spot with this magnificent bull measuring 141″. It was taken in Busanga, Zambia in 1998.
#6B Bradford Johnson scored this big bull in 1986 in Selinda, Botswana. Measurement for this bull was 135 6/8″
#9A Andrew Singer Borrok scored this big bull in Mafikeng, R.S.A. in 2002. It measures 135″
#4 Robert Huguenard holds the number 4 spot with this 136 4/8″ Cape Buffalo taken in Hoedspruit, R.S.A. in 2007.
#5 Robert E. Mann Sr. took this beauty measuring 136 1/8″ near Timbavati, R.S.A. in 2002.