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WATTER GELUID VIR ROEP ?

Well, this is familiar – Het jy die kat gekry? – man dis lekker!! – watter geluid?

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 none!

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 us.

EXAMPLE – 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.

  1. Open reeded call that I make up, will compare to the very best in the world, make squealing distress and fawn sounds with it.
  2. Cass Creek electronic caller – Cottontail Distress
  3. CD Steenbuck distress on Lynx
  4. 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.
     

  1. Haydels Cottontail hand call GHC, called in dogs and cats with this – many!
  2. 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 with;

 

  1.   Luscious Lips – Cats & dogs                   *
  2.   Springhare distress
  3.   Bay Bee Jay – Cats

10. Lightning Jack                                                *

11. Dying Jack & Scrub Hare                                  *       

12. Nutty Nuthatch

13. Crazy Critter

14. Chicken Distress #1                                        *

15. Flying squirrel

16. Grey Squirrel distress

17. Shore Bird

18. Lucky Bird

19. Crying Jack                                                   *

20. Jackrabbit 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. Also, remember it also depends HOW you play that sound, you must never over call and put big breaks in between for jackals.

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.


 

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