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Hunting the sable antelope

The sable antelope is a majestic plains game species, it is the second largest horned antelope right after the kudu. It is a highly desired trophy animal amongst many hunters and it is one of the most popular plains game species. They are territorial animals, which results in some very intense fights between the bulls, sweeping their strong and sharp horns at each other.

It is recommended to hunt this species between the months of April and October, because the weather is cooler, drier and there is a clearer view at this time of year. When hunting the sable you will most likely find them grazing together in herds. Both sexes have horns, but if you are looking for a trophy bull, try looking across the edge of the herd. The bulls are proud animals and they like to stay away from the center of the herd. Remember that they are aggressive and they will charge if wounded, cornered or if they feel threatened. If you are using a hunting blind, try scouting an area beforehand and set up your blind near a water-source as they are frequent drinkers. As they are aggressive animals an accurate first shot is required, we recommend that you use at least a .270 WIN caliber or higher and be careful when approaching a downed sable. They have a good eye-sight and a great sense of smell, so remember to be quiet and take caution when approaching a herd and also try moving against the wind if possible.

When facing the broadside of a sable, we recommend a shot placement along the line of the front leg as shown in this picture:

Rappenantilope

This is the placement of the hearth and lungs and it will ensure that you hit the vital organs.

We offer many different hunting packages on sable antelopes on our website

 

Hunting the Black Death of Africa

The Cape buffalo is one of the big five and it is also categorized as one of the dangerous seven, which isn’t a coincidence. Even though it is an herbivorous animal, it is extremely aggressive and it has a ninth place on the list of animals that kill the most humans each year.  It is a highly desired animal to hunt, partly because of its beautiful trophy, but mostly because of the thrill of the hunt.

If you are a hunter yourself, then you have probably heard many stories of a Cape buffalo charging and the adrenaline kick experienced as it gets closer and closer even though you have fired your first shot. This is an amazing experience that cannot simply be described in this article, but it is something that you will have try for yourself.

Hunt the Black Death

If you are looking to hunt one of the big five and haven’t bagged this amazing creature yet, the Cape buffalo is an obvious choice. Not only do you get to take down one of the big five, dangerous seven and the ninth most dangerous animal on the planet, but you also get to do it at a great price. The Black Death can be hunted in many locations across Africa, but nothing beats the trophy size and price range offered in South Africa.

African buffalo

We are currently offering Cape buffalo hunts in more than six different countries across Africa and uniquely organized hunting packages in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Take a look at: https://uniquehunting.com/cape-buffalo/