• Teaser
  • Teaser
  • Teaser
  • Teaser
  • Aussie Red Stag

    South East Queensland Hunting Safaris
  • Exceptional Trophies

  • Luxury Accommodation

    Homely and Elegant
  • Northern Territory Safaris

    Buffalo & Banteng


Scott Haugen & High Country Safairs

Scrubber Hunting Safaris Australia

Australia is a land I love; full of beauty, mystery and remote places that makes hunting there very special.  The animals in the Land Down Under are unique, and there’s a reason I keep going back to this great place. 

But on this, my 5th trip to Oz, I was joined by some good friends from Trijicon.  For Tim Adams, Greg Findlay and Trey Lloyd, it was their first time to hunt Australia, making my time there even more special.

Before the Trijicon crew arrived, I started the hunt, chasing scrub bulls a few hours out of Brisbane.  Scrub bulls are Australia’s most dangerous big game animal, and are wild cattle that have lived their lives in the Outback, escaping the muster.  Old bulls are big, aggressive and tough.  During the breeding season they leave the remote Outback to find receptive cows, just like elk do.  They tear up fences, mess up bloodlines of prime breeding stock and even kill prized breeding bulls–that’s why ranchers want them gone.

My timing was right on this hunt, thanks to outfitter Peter Edser of High Country Safaris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Peter had APBs out all over the region, and just as we headed out to check one of the leads, Peter got a call of urgency.  A giant rogue bull had been reeking havoc in a little valley, and ranchers weren’t able to stop him.  After looking at the land and covering ground, one evening we finally caught up to the giant bull.  He took off before I could get a shot.  Just as the sun was setting, we found the bull tucked into some thick scrub.  This time when he bolted, I was ready, dropping him with one shot to the spine with a Weatherby Vanguard chambered in .338 Win. Mag., and topped with Trijicon’s latest 1-4×24 style scope featuring a crosshair with a green illuminated dot.  The massive beast weighed over 2,500 pounds and would go into the top 10 of the record books.  This was my fourth time hunting these elusive beasts, but only the first time I was able to connect.... 

Continue Reading on Scott Haugen's Website Click Here >>


High Country Safaris

Contact Us

Ph: 0419 026 525

Email High Country Safaris

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.