Sable Antelope hunting

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243 hunting trips from 98 outfitters starting from $2,650

243 hunts
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Where to hunt Sable Antelope

Unlike some other species of antelope, that, like Oryx, have been introduced to areas far removed from their original range, free-range Sable antelope hunting is possible only in Africa. All the traditional safari destinations from Tanzania through Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe to Botswana and Namibia, and of course South Africa, offer Sable hunting opportunities.

Price distribution

The Sable may claim the title of the least affordable African antelope. A trophy fee for a Sable antelopes seldom goes below $3,500, and the total hunt will cost you at least $5,000. With a few other trophies (few hunters will travel all the way to Africa to hunt just one animal) the price of a plains game package that includes a good Sable trophy might cost around $8,000-$10,000. Sable antelope hunts are often sold in combination with dangerous game like leopard or buffalo, and the cost of such hunts may reach mid-five figures.

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When to hunt Sable Antelope?

As with many African species, opportunities to hunt the Sable antelope exist a year round. However, in many areas the peak of summer (December - February) is too hot for hunting. Most PHs seem to think that the dry season, when the cover is easier to see through and the animals congregate around sources of water, is to be preferred.

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Hunting methods All hunting methods (12)

Most Sable antelope hunts are carried out in the classic African form of spot-and-stalk. Typically, the hunter and the PH cruise the area in a vehicle, stopping to glass around in likely places. When the animals are located, they stalk them on foot. Bowhunters may prefer waiting for the animals in ground blinds or tree stands positioned over salt licks or water holes. In the end of the day, within the borders of law and ethics, the hunter is free to choose whatever way works best for him or her.

Why hunt Sable Antelope? All hunts (243)

Sable antelope is a wonderful and beautiful animal. A Sable antelope can use its long curving horns to reach an attacking predator where most other horned and antlered animals can’t - in the back next to its flanks. These horns are deadly against hyenas, bush dogs, and, as many a hunter in the old days learned the hard way, against hounds too. A Sable antelope bull, with its pitch-black skin, white marks on the head, and graceful, horse-like body, is simply irresistible. No wonder it is one of the most desirable hunting trophies in Africa!

Sable package in 5* lodge on 1x1

Sable package in 5* lodge on 1x1 South Africa

The area is enormous and has a very varied biodiversity. The daily driving distance is within a 30-60 min. drive. The hunt is usually done as a mix of driving in open safari jeeps to find the game, and stalking. These arrangements are done in close coordination with your PH (Professional Hunter) who always accompanies you during the hunt, and is there solely to assist and help in any way possible. Furthermore you will be accompanied by highly qualified Trackers that can find even the smallest of tracks left behind. A typical day starts at around 5.30, with a big continental breakfast followed by a quick drive to your designated hunting area where you, together with your PH and Tracker will start your hunt. As the heat starts to rise, and the animals stop being active, its time for a mid-day break. You either drive back to The Elephant Lodge, or you rest under a three whilst lunch is prepared. After an energizing meal and well deserved break you start up again, and continue until sunset – or when you wish to return to The Elephant Lodge. If you at any point want to stop for the day, or otherwise have any preferences, this is your prerogative. Nett price for 8 days stay including 7 days hunt 1:1 and a Sable trophy (35-40"). Trophy guarantee/refund for animals not delivered: Sable $3,500 refund. Sable can without charge be substituted for any other trophies according to the price list and will be credit according to above mentioned values. Additional payment $ 350 per inch for Sable 40+

Trip duration: 8 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020

$3,970 for 1 hunter and 1 guest
Special Sable Hunt 2020

Special Sable Hunt 2020 South Africa

Our team of dedicated, licensed and highly experienced Professional Hunters, trackers and skinners, will guide, assist and attempt to educate you every step of the way. Together, the team has guided clients armed with rifle and bow to more than 50 species of game. You will arrive as a client and you will leave as a friend, with memories that we will all treasure forever. We utilize a fleet of new, well-maintained, fully equipped 4x4 hunting and utility vehicles. Our vehicles all have radio communication to keep in contact with the camp and each other. The majority of shots are taken between 100-200 yards. The hunt includes 9 accomodation days and 7 full hunting day as well as 1 trophy Sable antelope. This is and all-inclusive package hunt. Extra days and species can be added by request.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Nov 2020

$4,500 for 1 hunter
Special Sable Antelope Bow Package

Special Sable Antelope Bow Package South Africa

The package includes 5 hunting days and 1x Sable antelope. 5 hunting day is a minimum requirement. More game and species can be hunted during the safari.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020

$3,900 for 1 hunter
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