HUNTING Sable Antelope

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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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Well, as long as we're showing gory pictures of sable bits, here are two pictures of what we found when we gutted a sable I took in 2015. For those who are curious, the bullet entered through the front, and ripped the guts apart after taking out the heart.

Anyone want to guess what this is?!!

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