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Where to hunt Sable

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.

Sable - Huntipedia

Sable Antelope - Southern Africa's most regal antelope and plains game species to hunt.

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?

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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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?

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!

Buffalo/Sable/Crocodile - Package

Buffalo/Sable/Crocodile - Package South Africa

HUNT DURATION: 6 nights / 7 days INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TROPHIES: 1 x Buffalo, 1 x Sable and 1 x Crocodile 1 Hunter x 1 Professional Hunter Additional animals may be hunted as per the price list.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 12 Mar 2021 12 Jun 2021

Package price $14,500 for 7 days, 1 hunter
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 2021 31 Dec 2022

Package price $3,970 for 8 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
Promo Namibian Plains Game 1x1 '2021

Promo Namibian Plains Game 1x1 '2021 Namibia

We offer you guided hunting safaris on our exquisite game ranch just south of Windhoek, Namibia. There are 25 species of plains game on 60 000 acres of privately owned land, making this game ranch the perfect location for plains game hunting. To ensure the ultimate hunting experience combined with appreciating the unique Namibian environment we recommend planning your hunting trip to last around 10 to 12 days (hunting season starts on 1 February and ends on 30 November). Our policy of not taking double bookings can make your dream come true of being the only hunter/group on 94 square miles / 243 square km free range. Together with a success rate of 90% of the hunting trophies acquired on the ranch qualifying for gold medals according to the Namibian quality control system hunters are guaranteed of a successful hunting safari. A typical hunting day will start bright and early before sunrise with a hearty breakfast buffet. The hunting method employed is spotting and stalking. (recommended rifles - .270 thru to .300). Depending on the success of the hunt, lunch will be served either at the lodge or on the plains as not to interrupt the progress made on the hunting safari. Hunting will continue into the afternoon if so desired by the guests or visit the cheetahs and attend a cheetah feeding. For Leopard and Cheetah hunt minimum of 14 hunting days required. There is no minimum hunting days requirement but we recommend 7 hunting days. 50% discount on daily rates on any safari booked in March, April, October and November! This promo is valid only if the booking takes place in the mentioned months. Please inquire for available days!

Trip duration: 5 - 16 days

Hunting season: 1 Oct 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $6,525 for 5 days, 1 hunter
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