Chobe bushbuck

The Prince of the River. By Malcolm McDonald

I guess it is safe to say that every hunter, during his lifetime of hunting adventures, will face a particular species and have a similar experience. In my particular situation I would say that I was lucky rather than good, and that I was in the right place at the right time. I have certainly been most fortunate to have taken some spectacular specimens. Taking the Chobe bushbuck still remains a challenging hunt and an exhilarating experience for me, as this animal truly is “the prince of the river”.

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A herd of sable antelope with a good bull

The Prince of Africa: Sable and Sable Hunting

Stunning. Regal. Majestic. There are just not enough words to describe this beautiful antelope, known as the “Prince of Africa”. A species high on every African hunter’s bucket list. A revered animal, sold as a special package or specified minimum amount of hunting days. The Sable.

The Sable Antelope has lightning-fast reactions and sharp long curved horns, with which it is able to protect its flanks, making it a formidable foe when attacked by Lions, Hyenas and other predators. Adult males have jet black faces with white facial markings and a graceful horse-like body, making it one of Africa’s most desirable hunting trophies. 

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