Results 1 to 10 of 10

Angola Giant Sable

This is a discussion on Angola Giant Sable within the Before & After the Hunt forums, part of the HUNT AFRICA category; For those that are interested, the Angola Sable is making a comeback. It is amazing what Angola Gov and private ...

  1. #1
    andriesdeklerk's Avatar
    andriesdeklerk is offline AH Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    208

    Hunted Nam, Zim, Mos, Oz and RSA

    Default Angola Giant Sable

    For those that are interested, the Angola Sable is making a comeback. It is amazing what Angola Gov and private organisation are doing to help these majestic animals. No need for me to babble on this subject for all the details are at the following address for those interested. Wonder what these animals would fetch in $ at SA game auctions!?
    Giant Sable Angola Field Group

  2. #2
    monish's Avatar
    monish is offline AH Elite
    Joined
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,520

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Tanzania, Nepal, Canada,

    Default

    Andries,

    Giant Sable , no doubt is a very handsome animal , great to know they are making a positive comeback . Thanks for sharing .......

    Monish
    ITS NOT THE RIFLE BUT THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE

  3. #3
    AfricaHunting.com's Avatar
    AfricaHunting.com is online now Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Joined
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    15,690

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, France, Spain, USA

    Default

    Thanks for the information Andries.

    Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Visited by over 240,000 hunters monthly, viewing 2.5 million pages, generating 14.5 million hits over 11,000 members (statistics Jan 2014).

    Click HERE to Support AH

    If you enjoy this site then tell fellow hunters about it!

    Our community is a place for seasoned African hunters and those who dream of someday hunting in Africa. I hope that you will find AfricaHunting.com a great place to spend time preparing for or dreaming about your future African hunting safari or reliving your last.

  4. #4
    enysse's Avatar
    enysse is online now AH Ambassador
    Joined
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    5,191

    Member of Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF

    Hunted Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)

    enysse has no Articles
    View enysse's Photos

    Default

    Thanks a lot for the newsletter, I sure would like more updates on the Giant Sable! I hope SCI gets involved and makes sure this noble antelope prospers. It would be a crying shame to lose the genes of that great antelope!

  5. #5
    andriesdeklerk's Avatar
    andriesdeklerk is offline AH Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    208

    Hunted Nam, Zim, Mos, Oz and RSA

    Default

    For those who haven’t read the article yet: The breeding bull they are using sports 54inch horns!

  6. #6
    Intu Safaris's Avatar
    Intu Safaris is offline AH Enthusiast
    Joined
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    320

    Hunted South Africa, Namibia

    Intu Safaris has no Articles
    View Intu Safaris's Photos

    Default

    The "largest" population found in central Angola is in the Luando N.R. with a small population in the Cangandala N.P. At most there are 100 animals in both protected areas. But the population in CNP is not viable anymore. Most animals have been caught and a breeding population has been established there. A male could not even be found and one had to be brought in from the Luando N.P. It will take a long time to built up a viable population.

    Apparently the largest giant sable ever recorded had 65" horns and was shot by Count Yebas in 1949.

  7. #7
    AfricaHunting.com's Avatar
    AfricaHunting.com is online now Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Joined
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    15,690

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, France, Spain, USA

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Intu Safaris View Post
    The "largest" population found in central Angola is in the Luando N.R. with a small population in the Cangandala N.P. At most there are 100 animals in both protected areas. But the population in CNP is not viable anymore. Most animals have been caught and a breeding population has been established there. A male could not even be found and one had to be brought in from the Luando N.P. It will take a long time to built up a viable population.

    Apparently the largest giant sable ever recorded had 65" horns and was shot by Count Yebas in 1949.

    Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Visited by over 240,000 hunters monthly, viewing 2.5 million pages, generating 14.5 million hits over 11,000 members (statistics Jan 2014).

    Click HERE to Support AH

    If you enjoy this site then tell fellow hunters about it!

    Our community is a place for seasoned African hunters and those who dream of someday hunting in Africa. I hope that you will find AfricaHunting.com a great place to spend time preparing for or dreaming about your future African hunting safari or reliving your last.

  8. #8
    browningbbr's Avatar
    browningbbr is offline AH Enthusiast
    Joined
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    330

    Member of SCI Northeast Wisconsin Chapter, NRA, Local Sportsmen's Club

    Hunted South Africa

    browningbbr has no Articles
    View browningbbr's Photos

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by enysse View Post
    Thanks a lot for the newsletter, I sure would like more updates on the Giant Sable! I hope SCI gets involved and makes sure this noble antelope prospers. It would be a crying shame to lose the genes of that great antelope!
    I took a look at the SCI website, but could not find any involvement in or info on the giant sable program. Am I looking in the wrong place or has SCI not gotten involved in this project? (Not a complaint - I know that SCI has a finite amount of funds.)

    - browningbbr

  9. #9
    enysse's Avatar
    enysse is online now AH Ambassador
    Joined
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    5,191

    Member of Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF

    Hunted Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)

    enysse has no Articles
    View enysse's Photos

    Default

    I don't think it has been on the table yet...for some reason....This is the kind of cause I believe SCI should be a front runner for...just my two cents...I think now that I have some time...I'm going to make some phone calls to see...why not???

  10. #10
    AfricaHunting.com's Avatar
    AfricaHunting.com is online now Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Joined
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    15,690

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, France, Spain, USA

    Default

    Anyone interested in the Giant Sable will enjoy the following reads.

    Here is an excerpt from the first story:
    Hunting Organizations like the members of venerable Shikar Club, the pro-active and agile Dallas Safari Club and the now dissolved SCI African Chapter were the ones who put their real money where the hunters’ mouths often are: Towards the conservation of a unique and critically endangered species! And just as a footnote - van Hoven’s 2002 expedition was also funded by with US$20,000 by the SCI Italian Chapter and R10,000 by the SCI African Chapter.


    Our Search for the Giant Sable 1997 to 2004

    The Royal Sable From 2002 To The Present

    Milestones in the Efforts to Save the Giant Sable

    Giant Sable Report

    Sable Antelope Subspecies

    Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Visited by over 240,000 hunters monthly, viewing 2.5 million pages, generating 14.5 million hits over 11,000 members (statistics Jan 2014).

    Click HERE to Support AH

    If you enjoy this site then tell fellow hunters about it!

    Our community is a place for seasoned African hunters and those who dream of someday hunting in Africa. I hope that you will find AfricaHunting.com a great place to spend time preparing for or dreaming about your future African hunting safari or reliving your last.

Similar Threads

  1. Another giant sable
    By tap in forum Hunting Africa
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-14-2012, 11:01 AM
  2. Government of Angola Wants to Preserve Sable Antelope
    By AfricaHunting.com in forum News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 09:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •