Hunting sable in South Africa is best done during the early morning hours and late afternoon when they graze in or near the open grasslands. Sable hunting in South Africa will comprise searching for the animal and then stalking on foot to get within shooting range of your targeted trophy sable. Somerby Safaris has an outstanding track record with sable hunting. Our areas are prime and our experienced professional hunters will be more than equipped at helping you put your sable trophy in the salt. Due to the large size and aggressive nature of this beautiful antelope, hunting sable can be an extremely exciting and interesting endeavor. Sable hunting in Africa with Somerby Safaris is conducted in the Limpopo, Free State, and Eastern Cape provinces, and in Zimbabwe. Many hunters choose to combine their sable hunts with Cape Buffalo hunting.
The sable is a large and handsome antelope. Sable antelope are characterised by glossy black coats with white under parts and white facial markings. Both sexes have stiff black manes along the dorsal aspects of their necks. The shoulder height of bulls is 54 inches, which weigh up to 550 pounds. Both sexes have long horns, which are ridged, and which curve backwards. Tips of horns are smooth and sharp pointed.
Limpopo, Free State, Eastern Cape province and Zimbabwe.
Shelter and water are important requirements for sable. They are seldom found further than 3km from water. Sable prefer open woodland, grassland with medium to tall grass, open floodplains and can even occur in dense woodland.
For sable hunting in Africa, a .270 Win is the absolute minimum caliber. The 30 calibers will also do the job. In the case of hunting sable, the .338 Magnum, 9.3mm and .375 H&H are good choices, especially in the case of a charge taking place.
With side-on presentation on your sable hunt, go for the high heart/lung shot directed straight up the foreleg about one third into the body. The neck/spinal shot should be placed dead center on the neck where the neck joins the body. For a frontal shot, place it squarely in the center of the chest, at shoulder level. Always ensure that your caliber is sufficient to hunt sable and shoot straight.
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