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Show me your Sable mounts
Just returned from South Africa and was fortunate enough to take a Sable and a Cape Buffalo. I am probably going to do pedestal mount on sable and would love to see what some of you have done with yours. Thanks. Mike
Here are some pics of my Sable and Cape Buffalo mounts. Took them 26 minutes apart. Sable came in, 23 yard shot, went 85 yards and down in sight. 11 minutes later 33 Cape Buffalo came in and 15 minutes after that shot my Cape Buffalo at 16 yards. He went about 120 yards in a loop and died 29 yards from my Sable. Buff was down and out in less than a minute. Hope this gives you some ideas on what you can do with your trophies. Congrats on your successful safari. Good Hunting
Hope these gave you some ideas. These pedestals are Mesquite.
that is very impressive sir! Beautiful mounts and trophy room!
Hey George, I just read the story of your Sable/Buffalo hunt. That is unreal! Nice mounts. What are the dimensions (depth and width) of the buffalo mount? I'm trying to figure out where to put the dang things!
I think the most beautiful way to taxidermy a Sable is a pedestal mount.
Mike/Scar: Thank you. A life's dream made true.
Mike, the pedestals are Mesquite, 8 sided and 24 inches by 24 inches on the octagon top. 30.5 inches tall. And it's on rollers. Same size for both the Sable and the Cape Buffalo.
The Sable is 40 inches wide, 35 inches deep and 50 inches tall. Assuming you are trying to get a feel for how much space it would take up. Total height is 80.5 inches.
The Cape Buffalo is 36 inches wide, by 55 inches deep by 49 inches high. So the total height is 79.5 inches.
They are pretty close to the same general size. Sable is 4 inches wider because the left ear sticks out but not as deep by 20 inches. The Cape Buffalo is 20 inches deeper because the shoulder and head are just so big but just about as wide. Height is a push at 1 inch difference. Hope that gives you an idea of how spherical they are and what space you would need if you went with pedestals.
great looking trophy room
Beautiful display of some nice trophies.
Could you share a photo of the pedestal that the impala is on? It looks very interesting.
Dennis, great Sable and Roan. Love the matching Buffalo with the zebra Africa plaque.
Thanks Casper and GhostBird. Has been a journey.
GhostBird, be glad to show you some pics of the what I call my Africa Tree. It is a Cedar tree I cut down with double forks. I then took cedar base discs and used for the bottom base and the three platform bases for each limb. Did all the cutting, stripping, balancing and assembly. Used a Satin finish so you could see the cedar wood. My taxidermist did the drilling to mount the posts for the mounts and did the scenery work on the three bases I built. Saved me some money and was fun doing plus I get to see it. Let me know what you think about it.
Blesbok base on the cedar tree or 'Africa Tree'
Nyala Bull on the 'Africa' Tree.
Here's how I worked it into my Africa Wall and was able to 'make' some space for my mounts. Cheaper than buying a new house. When the Sable, Cape Buffalo and Livingston Eland came in it wound up being an 18 animal re-organization with mounts being moved to make room for the big three which could go in limited places.
Thank you. I love the tree triple pedestal. Very nice.
I think I just had an orgasm! LOL!