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Finished our three Sables
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Contributors to this thread:
AZ~Rich 06-Mar-19
Huntcell 06-Mar-19
Buffalo1 06-Mar-19
t-roy 06-Mar-19
Stoneman 06-Mar-19
Adventurewriter 06-Mar-19
bentshaft 06-Mar-19
AZ~Rich 06-Mar-19
Beav 07-Mar-19
Bou'bound 07-Mar-19
BULELK1 07-Mar-19
Drahthaar 07-Mar-19
Brotsky 07-Mar-19
bowbender77 07-Mar-19
njbuck 07-Mar-19
dakotaduner 07-Mar-19
Dale06 07-Mar-19
AZ~Rich 07-Mar-19
Adventurewriter 07-Mar-19
AZ~Rich 07-Mar-19
Adventurewriter 08-Mar-19
AZ~Rich 08-Mar-19
Rocky D 08-Mar-19
Firehuntfish 09-Mar-19
Bowboy 09-Mar-19
ki-ke 09-Mar-19
Spiral Horn 12-Mar-19
AZ~Rich 13-Mar-19
Quinn @work 13-Mar-19
From: AZ~Rich
06-Mar-19

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Wall Ped
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Wall Ped
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Buddy's very old bull sable
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Buddy's very old bull sable
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My sable
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My sable
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another view
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another view
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.

From: Huntcell
06-Mar-19
Impressive well done.

From: Buffalo1
06-Mar-19
Very well presented. Nice work.

From: t-roy
06-Mar-19
They all look great, Rich! Luv sables!

From: Stoneman
06-Mar-19
Yup, they look great!

Well done

06-Mar-19
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..

From: bentshaft
06-Mar-19
Nice!

From: AZ~Rich
06-Mar-19

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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.

From: Beav
07-Mar-19
They look great! Beautiful!

From: Bou'bound
07-Mar-19
Spectacularly well done

From: BULELK1
07-Mar-19
What Beautiful results.

Perfect!

Good luck, Robb

From: Drahthaar
07-Mar-19
Beautiful. Forrest

From: Brotsky
07-Mar-19
Beautiful taxidermy Rich! Congrats!

From: bowbender77
07-Mar-19
Well done Rich. Congrats!

From: njbuck
07-Mar-19
Beautiful. Sable are my favorite of the plains game.

From: dakotaduner
07-Mar-19
Just beautiful. Incredible looking animals

From: Dale06
07-Mar-19
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.

From: AZ~Rich
07-Mar-19

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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.

07-Mar-19

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Haven't hunted them yet but fascinated by them so fascinated I did a bronze sculpture it is called "The Prince"

From: AZ~Rich
07-Mar-19
very cool!!

08-Mar-19
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...

From: AZ~Rich
08-Mar-19
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
08-Mar-19
Very nice and a big congratulations! Amazing the amount of talent of the peeps on Bowsite. I just drool...

From: Firehuntfish
09-Mar-19
Very nice Rich!

From: Bowboy
09-Mar-19
Very nice mounts.

From: ki-ke
09-Mar-19
Beautiful animals and taxi work!

From: Spiral Horn
12-Mar-19

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My basement
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My basement
Congrats Rich. They are beautiful. Obviously, I’m a fan of that kind of mount.

From: AZ~Rich
13-Mar-19

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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
13-Mar-19
Beautiful! You do great work!

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