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.
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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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 (202)
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 Zimbabwe
Today, Bubye Valley Conservancy is among the premier hunting destinations in Africa, with over 30 species, including the Big Five. Herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and impala roam the area, as well as a healthy population of lion. This 10 hunting days trip includes 1x Sable antelope plus arrival and departure days. Trophy fee is payable if wounded or taken. Other species can be added as per price list. We operate to strict quotas and please ensure at the time of booking your safari that the specific species you wish to hunt are available. Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 12 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2019 31 Dec 2019
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