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Hunting, shooting for Sable

Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game, Safari, Hunting from a Blind

A hunt for trophy sables spread out across great African brushland is a safari treasure not to be passed up.

Thinking of every movement, every step, the reward of a slow, planned stalk is worth it for this exquisite antelope.

Sable look good in photos but look even better in person. Sables flaunt an attractive set of long horns, a signature symbol of theirs besides a sleek black coat and serious, heavy muscling- sable weigh well over 180 kilos. Big males often give off a strong, musk odour that is easy to track for an experienced sable stalker.

Although they are often referred to as the 'king of the plains game animals', sable prefer a lightly wooded habitat over clear, open grassland. They use the heavy vegetation for protection and only expose themselves to open clearings to get to a water source. Sable require more water than some of the smaller, more efficient antelope species.

Follow sable marks and get to know where the local water stations are to learn the ways of the mighty sable.

Such a rare opportunity, to go for a trophy sable is a pleasure known to few bow and rifle hunters, a prized trip into the heartlands of southern Africa.

Basic Info

Scientific name: Hippotragus niger

Size: height 1,4 m

Weight: 250 kg

Lifespan: 16 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Driven big game, Highseat, Stalking,

Continent(s): From Kenya across East Africa to southern Africa