Sable hunting

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31 hunting trips from 11 outfitters starting from $1,722

31 hunts
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Where to hunt Sable

Not to be confused with the Sable antelope, Sable proper is a small predator of the marten family that thrives in boreal forests. The distribution range of the Sable almost precisely coincides with the borders of Russia, and this is not a coincidence: it was the Sable fur, perhaps the most valuable free-ranging fur - was the original driving force behind Russian colonization of Siberia.

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There’s hardly an outfitter that offers a dedicated Sable hunt, even though immersion in the traditional life of a Siberian trapper could be an adventure attractive for many people. As it is, Sable is a complementary trophy in a hunt for moose, bear, lynx, etc., with trophy fees ranging from $400 to $500. A complete Sable hunt will cost you just under $2,000

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Learn more from our blog story

Description: Red tape and other issues related to travelling with firearms put many hunters off international hunting opportunities. Admittedly, Russia is not the easiest country to travel to, with or without guns, but if you know where you stand, it is perfectly manageable, and our blog story will tell you all you need to know.

28 Sep 2017 To Russia with Guns: red tape is not so red as it is painted

When to hunt Sable?

The Sable is usually hunted within the general furbearer season, which in most areas of Russia starts at late October or early November, and continues to late February or early March. The best time for Sable hunting (as opposed to trapping) is early winter, when the snow is there to show the little predators’ tracks, but is not too deep to be an obstacle when walking.


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Perhaps the most exciting way of Sable hunting is over a laika, a type of hunting dogs related to huskies and indigenous to the boral belt of Eurasia. The hunters traverse the taiga until they find a fresh sable track. Then they release the dog or dogs, and follow their tracks. A good laika will be able to follow a Sable even as the critter hops from tree to tree, by the debris that falls down. Sooner or later, the Sable will take refuge on a tree or in a pile of rocks. It is usually a big problem to identify the precise spot where it’s hiding, and the hunter must be ready for quick action when the Sable, knowing it has been seen, makes a lighting-fast dash for escape. A combination gun, with one barrel for .22lr and the other for a shotgun round, is preferred for this hunt.

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The Sable was for Russia what the Elephant was for Africa and the Beaver for America. Its small but valuable skin made hunters, trappers, and adventurers abandon their homes and plunge into the cold, inhospitable taiga, exploring new areas and ultimately shaping the current borders of the country. You can no longer make a fortune on sable fur, but it still provides livelihood to thousands of families in remote Siberian wilderness, where employment opportunities are highly limited. Whether the lure of this incredibly smooth and beautiful skin is great enough for you to take an inter-continental journey or not, the excitement of the hunt and the initiation into an ancient tradition of hunting and explanation make it worthwhile to grab the opportunity of Sable hunting if an opportunity presents itself.

Brown bear bait (Siberia, lake Baikal)

Brown bear bait (Siberia, lake Baikal) Russia

Classical spring bear bait hunt from the high seat. We accept groups of 2-3 hunters in one trip.

Trip duration: 5 - 7 days

Hunting season: 25 Apr 2020 31 May 2020

$1,722 for 1 hunter
Sable Package Hunt

Sable Package Hunt South Africa

We have the expertise and infrastructure to make your African Safari an unforgettable experience. Whether you are interested in Hunting the Big 5, Plains Game, Game Birds, fighting some of Africa’s fish species or a photo safari it promises to be an experience to remember. Your hunting safari will be exclusive and designed around your personal preferences and requirements. Our concessions range from the Mpumalanga Escarpment at 6700 ft above sea level to the Bushveld of the Limpopo province. We have a specialist concession for our Bow Hunters that will provide you with ample hunting opportunities. Our rifle hunting concessions are well managed and we do offer culling packages from time to time on these concessions. Our wing shooting concessions are carefully managed and we will only hunt a covey once a season thereby ensuring we have not destroyed the covey and we can hunt the same area the next season. We work closely with our concession owners to ensure that the conservation of animals takes paramount importance. A percentage of the money spent by our clients on safari will find its way into conservation and especially anti-poaching operations.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 15 Jan 2019 30 Nov 2019

$6,500 for 1 hunter
1:1 Zululand Hunt - Lodge or Tented Camp

1:1 Zululand Hunt - Lodge or Tented Camp South Africa

African Safaris lasting 7 to 15 hunting days should see you return with a good bag of trophies. A good measure to work on is one trophy per day. More days means less pressure on everybody, a more relaxing time in Africa and usually more and better quality trophies! We’ll personalise your hunt to suit your age, health and capabilities. Our aim is to make your safari with us as pleasant, enjoyable and memorable as possible, and to give you real value for your money! We strive to be exclusive. We thus try to book only one group at any one time! The result is having the area to yourself, and all our attention is focused on your group. We’ll take you through an elaborate A to Z prep process that covers everything in detail once you book a Safari with us. The following are only guidelines!

Trip duration: 7 - 15 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020

$6,140 for 1 hunter

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