Finished our three SablesContributors to this thread:
Rocky D 08-Mar-19
Spiral Horn 12-Mar-19
Quinn @work 13-Mar-19
Buddy's very old bull sable
Buddy's very old bull sable
My two buddies and I went for Sable in 2017 and all three of us took nice 40-43+ inch sable. I finished mounting the third and last one this week. The first was a wall pedestal, and the other two were floor peds. I chose to use a ped with insert panels and used the back skin-white belly areas for those.
Impressive well done.
Very well presented. Nice work.
They all look great, Rich! Luv sables!
Yup, they look great!
Awesome need to get a Sable I know the prices are way down use to be up around 15 grand and can be had in certain places for 3 now...doing a trade with a guy now hopefully this year Buff too..
Thx, yes prices have dropped as more sable are now available from increased breeding programs. Bulls are usually 7-9 yrs before they get to be a shootable size and many operations had started breeding them that long ago so lots of mature sable available now. If you have them to sell to hunters you surely don’t want them deteriorating in size and dying from old age! = $ lost. Also, I understand that the smaller Roosevelt sable subspecies in Mozambique generally go for less ($3k). Zambian and Matetsi strains are bigger and thus more expensive. Most now charge higher prices for a bull over 40 inches (i.e., an extra $500 per inch for every inch over). I had a great deal set up with Evan who owns Choronga, which included 8 days hunting, plus 2 days in Kruger, all transportation in country and a sable up to 42” before those extra trophy fees kicked in. I think it was around $7k for the whole deal. Gratuities and additional animals taken were extra of course.
They look great! Beautiful!
Spectacularly well done
What Beautiful results.
Good luck, Robb
Beautiful taxidermy Rich! Congrats!
Well done Rich. Congrats!
Beautiful. Sable are my favorite of the plains game.
Just beautiful. Incredible looking animals
Beautiful mount. In SA in 2013. Sitting in a tower blind. Had no plans to arrow a sable. Saw one several hundred yards away. PH said I can talk to the outfitter and maybe lower the trophy fee for you. He did on cell phone, $6000, which was a decent price. The sable came in range. I arrowed it high and it bolted and we watched it run full speed a couple hundred yards. Then it started to zig zag and died running.
Thanks, I do love mounting up African game. Finished up 14 mounts so far of our trio's hunt in 2017. I still have two Gemsbok to go to finish out that safari.
Haven't hunted them yet but fascinated by them so fascinated I did a bronze sculpture it is called "The Prince"
Thanks.....nothing like art to take a trophy room to a higher level than art!!! I plan on getting one soon they are the coolest...
Couldn’t agree more on need for blending art with trophies. My problem now is space. Crowding can rapidly eliminate all aesthetics in a trophy room.
From: Rocky D
Very nice and a big congratulations! Amazing the amount of talent of the peeps on Bowsite. I just drool...
Very nice Rich!
Very nice mounts.
Beautiful animals and taxi work!
From: Spiral Horn
Congrats Rich. They are beautiful. Obviously, I’m a fan of that kind of mount.
Sweet! I've used that form on my buddy's sable. Did u have to counter balance it with weights inside? I believe I had to use about 40 lbs in mine.
From: Quinn @work
Beautiful! You do great work!