HUNTING Sable Antelope

Discussion in 'Shot Placement' started by AfricaHunting.com, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    Hunting Sable Antelope Shot Placement

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    Tough Animals

    These are tough animals. I took what I thought was a great shot on a beautiful sable in Matetsi, Zimbabwe last summer. He went down like a ton of bricks - and I know, when they do that, put another shot in, but I was so impressed with my shot (!), I just pumped the air, and ignored my PH who was yelling "shoot him again". When he got up and began to run away, I was forced to chase him through thick brush, shooting as I was running, too worried I'd lose him to feel like the idiot I was. Fortunately, I got a few more into him, and brought him down. Turned out my first shot was through the top of the lungs. He'd have died anyway, but it could have been a fair ways off. Lesson learned!
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