In his book, Horn of the Hunter, Robert Ruark wrote:
“I don’t know what there is about a Buffalo that frightens me so. Lions and Leopards and Rhinos excite me but don’t frighten me. But the Buff is so big and so mean and ugly and hard to stop, and vindictive and cruel and surly and ornery. He looks like he hates you personally.
He looks like you owe him money. He looks like he is hunting you.”
This is the absolute perfect description of the Buffalo. And that is probably why we Hunters are so fascinated with hunting Buffalo. He’s the ultimate adversary that should never be underestimated. He will test you physically and he will test you mentally. And with him facing you, you don’t want to be measured and found wanting.