Sable Antelope hunting

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189 hunting trips from 92 outfitters starting from $2,650

189 hunts
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7 countries
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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 (189)

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!

One Day Game Hunting (1x1)

One Day Game Hunting (1x1) South Africa

Our specialty is to offer you ONE DAY BIRD HUNT or ONE DAY GAME HUNT outside of CAPE TOWN within ¾ hours drive from the center of Cape Town where you can experience the thrill and excitement of an African Hunt. Should time allow us, other game may also be hunted on your "One Day Springbuck Hunt" safari. We have access to different hunting concession areas, but ideally these areas need to be booked in advance. We suggest that you make a list of possible game you wish to hunt prior to your "one day hunting" experience, so that we can arrange for these areas to be visited. Please note that spme of these animals are not Guaranteed in one day, you may need 2-3 days.

Trip duration: 1 - 2 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2020

$7,800 for 1 hunter
Exotic Plains Game Package 2020

Exotic Plains Game Package 2020 South Africa

The Exotic plains game hunt will be done in the Northwest province of South Africa, an excellent hunting destination only 90 minutes drive from O R Tambo airport. The area offers all kinds of habitat from mountains, rolling hills, grassland to thick bushveldt. Accomodation is in a comfortable thatched roofed lodge with en suite bathrooms. The lodge has a family atmosphere and hearty South African meals are served. This area is ideal for families and offers numerous tourist activities. The package includes 1 Sable, 1 Nyala, 1 Golden Wildebeest, 1 Black Impala and 7 full hunting days.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020

$8,250 for 1 hunter
10 Day Sable / Plains Game Hunt 2020

10 Day Sable / Plains Game Hunt 2020 Zimbabwe

All clients will have their own camps – they are pretty much all of the same standard. They are generally stone under thatch with bathrooms en suite – just different designs with different views. Additional animals can be added to this safari on request.

Trip duration: 10 days

Hunting season: 1 Apr 2020 30 Nov 2020

$19,500 for 1 hunter
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