GELUID VIR ROEP ?
Well, this is familiar – Het jy die kat gekry? – man
dis lekker!! – watter
This is the first question often asked, when you hear
a friend called something you always ask, “WATTER
GELUID HET JY GEGOOI!” it is a natural thing, as we
always all want the answers! But honestly there is
You will often hear guys talking and it often
surrounds sounds used on cats or dogs killed, some
will say a Scrub hare or Springhare or Grey squirrel
will work on cats or dogs, and then you try them and
call nothing, this means you are a bad hunter! – NO NO
not at all! It can mean you stood in a place that had
no cats that day, or whatever, it don’t mean jy jag
kak, it is all just luck really to be in the correct
place at the right time. You can’t call a critter
that’s not around.
Remember predators come into a call out of curiosity
rather than hunger 90% of the time – they are curious
as to what is making that noise.
Sounds that attract predators is a very delicate
topic, remember to us a sound may sound juicy and
mouth watering BUT to a critter it may sound pretty
boring! What excites a predator may not sound good to
– I have a sound I use, it is a rabbit that sounds
very crappy, BUT it kills jackal no doubt about it, it
is on a Cass Creek electronic caller, called
Cottontail distress, it is scratchy and don’t sound
good at all to me, MAAR o’ broer hy maak dood!
Here is a list of sounds I have used in the past 15
-20 years on hand calls, electronics, CD’s and Foxpro
callers, all sounds I can vouch for as true killers.
You will notice I don’t mention cat sounds to kill
cats, as that’s a myth it don’t work, as cats don’t
respond to cat sounds, they are not pack animals,
jackal are and jackal answer jackal vocal sounds.
Open reeded call that I make up, will compare to the
very best in the world, make squealing distress and
fawn sounds with it.
Cass Creek electronic caller – Cottontail Distress
CD Steenbuck distress on Lynx
Lohman MVP-4 Called in hundreds of animals with this
caller, it has 3 different settings for Jackal and
Lynx. This is the very best call I have ever used in
my calling career. It is the green call around my
neck in this photo.
Haydels Cottontail hand call GHC, called in dogs and
cats with this – many!
Lynx a squeaky sound from the cat killers I make up
have worked like a charm, cats like squeaky sounds
and busy sounds.
Foxpro caller sounds are as follows that I have killed
Luscious Lips – Cats & dogs
Bay Bee Jay – Cats
11. Dying Jack & Scrub Hare
Grey Squirrel distress
Predators can and will respond to many sounds of
distress out of a curiosity aspect, they also will
respond better before or after a storm / rain.
Sounds that will get his interest is hard to pinpoint,
I have called a lot with that Luscious Lips sound, and
one day I saw a jackal on a ridge, I played that sound
softly and he never paid it any interest at all so… it
isn’t a dead certain factor they will and do react the
same every time to a call, it all depends on his or
her interest level at that exact time.
FOR JACKAL / PREDATOR HUNTING A RULE BOOK DOES NOT
EXIST – YOU CAN NEVER TELL WHAT WILL HAPPEN FROM ONE
NIGHT TO THE OTHER, FROM ONE MOMENT TO THE OTHER –
EVERY HUNT IS TO LEARN MORE!
– WHAT WORKS ONE DAY
WON’T WORK THE NEXT.
If a jackal responds to your call and you don’t see
his eyes, stop and wait 20 minutes, this will help him
to maybe stop circling and try to wind you, and after
20 call again, then he will be at another angle and
maybe he will come in or another one will, but nothing
is for sure, even this isn’t always a dead sure fact,
that’s has worked once for me before, but the sound if
its juicy don’t always mean he will come on, it all
depends on his mood.
remember it also depends HOW you play that sound, you
must never over call and put big breaks in between for
I remember one night I called and called at 5 places
and called zero, on my last stand I decided to gooi a
disco, sommer kos, dan ander kos, dan jak blaf, dan
challenge, dan alleen jak, dan kos, sommer alles
deurmekaar, en na 5 minute het ek n kakals geklap! So
you can never tell! …..
But these are sounds I have had success with, if I had
to only be given a few to use at night it would be the
ones with a RED
next to them.
Boerbokkie, fawn, normal haas and a lot of others have
brought critters in, but generally a squeaky sound on
cats is very good.
My last hunts I have had good success with luscious
lips, chicken distress #1 and growling rabbits, but I
don’t play the same sound to long at the same farm, or
it can wise up animals, so next time give a break or
wait 2 months.
Hope this helps!