Things happened pretty quickly on this cape buffalo hunt in South Africa for Ken Jorgenson of Sturm, Ruger, & Company.
Sometimes you need to walk many miles over the course of several days of hard hunting to get a crack at a big bull on a cape buffalo hunt. On the other hand, sometimes fortune smiles on you and things can happen really quickly.
Well, that's what happened to Ruger's Ken Jorgensen on his South Africa cape buffalo hunt a few years ago. Fortunately, he was prepared and was able to take advantage of the opportunity when they stumbled upon a really big cape buffalo bull very early in Ken's hunt.
Watch the video below to see how it all went down for Ken and that big cape buffalo bull.
Nice shot Ken! That's a heck of a buffalo!
Sometimes it's best just to smile and be thankful for what the bush presents you like Ken did, even if you end up getting a "bush tattoo" in the process. Don't worry Ken, it happens to the best of us!
From the looks of things, Ken appeared to be using a Ruger Hawkeye African rifle. I'm not certain if it was chambered in .375 Ruger or .416 Ruger though.
However, a rifle chambered in either one is a great, hard hitting rifle for hunting cape buffalo in Africa. That's also a nice rifle to turn around and use on plains game as well.
Even so, it pays to be really careful like they were when following up that buffalo like they did. Those creatures are notoriously tough and aggressive. They can also soak up an incredible amount of lead and nothing will ruin your day faster on a cape buffalo hunt than a buffalo charge!