JACKAL HUNTING SECRET
JAKKALS JAG GEHEIM
Here is a secret used by professional jackal hunters,
try this it works! It can be applied for cage trapping
lynx also; it has many uses, just try it!
What do you do to check how active a place is when you
are in an area with typical Karoo landscape and no
soft sand that can tell you about spoor / tracks, how
do you assess the areas and check predator traffic???
How about you are in the areas that offer very little
tell take signs of jackal, no tracks and no dead
carcasses so how do you work out predator traffic?
Well, the answer is simple! Buy one / two of these
beauties – they work! Using new technology helps us in
many ways; this is an example of great technology that
can assist us in Africa!
DIGITAL TRAIL CAMERAS
are used by
hundreds of hunters in America for hunting and even
stock control with poachers etc, they have many uses
and if you buy the correct one it will assist you in
First about the cameras, remember in the USA they have
lands hunted with permission by hundreds of people and
this is why they wear ORANGE, it is safer, they are
able to hunt government land, BUT here we cannot, and
on a farm if we set a camera chances are it WONT get
stolen as we don’t have strangers on the property.
A trail cam can be bought with tree mounts, steal safe
bolts and brackets etc, but generally we just need the
camera in SA and the extras to fit it to a tree etc
REMEMBER that cheaper trail cams have a normal flash
at night for taking photos; this is not good because
it will spook an animal and also tell people that the
camera is at that spot and it will get stolen easier!
You are better off buying a camera that takes an INFRA
RED flash, this way nobody can see the camera being
fired and it will not spook game either, however these
Good models and bad models / makes are pretty much
found like almost other things in life, if you want my
opinion buy a MOULTREE product with 6 mega pixels with
the Infra red flash, below is a copy of the page of a
product I bid on, this is an EXCELLENT CAMERA, you
cant really get better than this, unless you get a new
model, this is a discontinued model, but at that price
it’s a bargain!
Ok, here you can see the unit I was bidding on, I have
a MOULTREE with a camo feature and wanted another one
so I can watch two places on a hunt.
( PS * If you want to copy a page on the computer on a
site push Ctrl
and at the same time push
Print Screen SysRq,
then paste to a blank page – simple!
JUST TO SHOW YOU WHAT THIS CAMERA OFFERS READ HERE;
50 Foot Infrared Flash
1.5 inch built in picture viewer
Remote activator and locater included
Secure Lock – personalized 5 digit security code
Easy read strip captures barometric pressure, moon
phase temperature, time, date and camera ID on every
150 day battery life
Rapid response time trigger speed
Color day and Baclk and White Night pictures
Captures day and night video clips
Video clips during day(5/15/30 seconds)
Picture delay 1 to 60 minutes
Takes up to 3 back to back photos
32 MB internal memory
Time Lapse mode
Operates on 6 D-cell batteries(not included)
Includes weatherproof casing, TV out cable and
Laser and IR aim for accurate camera set up
SD card capacity holds up to 4 GB(card not included)
External power port available for lead battery hook
Upgradeable software (USB enabled)
TYPICAL TERRAIN PLACEMENT AND HOW I OPERATE
This is what I do, remember these pointers it will
help you tremendously, take my tips they will help.
(Keep it waist height).
that using a trail cam requires thought, you cannot
just put it any place and expect photos the next day,
it is like calling or cage trapping you must
THINK!!!! THINK !!!!
THINK !!!!!! THINK !!!!!!
A camera must be placed in a place you suspect a
predator to walk, or if you have seen tracks someplace
and you can place that camera, REMEMBER to place it so
that the animal will walk past the lens and will
remain in the cameras lens long enough to allow the
camera to go off! If the animal walks close to the
camera the animal will walk past faster and out of the
cameras lens and the camera will take a picture but
the animal has already passed the lens, so you must
KEEP HIM IN THE FRAME so to speak, and two
easy ways are simple to apply.
Place the camera about 10 -15m away from that road,
open gate or turn in the sand road or whatever place
you suspect he will come from or walk past. The
further away he is from the camera the longer he will
take to walk past the camera, thus giving the camera
lots of time to take a few pictures.
you have set the camera in its place before you put it
ON, place a stone in the centre of your lens picture
and put jackal shit, urine, cat urine, cat stinky
food, sardines, or a lure on the rock, you need
something to pull the walking predator towards the
centre of the picture frame/ lens, he does not have to
walk on top of the bait or eat it, he just needs to
smell, see it and walk nearby, so he looks, stops,
sums up what’s going on etc, so the camera can take a
few good photos.
These two pointers will help you in getting good
This will enable you to see what is walking around
that farm area, the time and date etc; it will tell
you that it is worth calling etc.
I LEAVE my camera out for two full days and nights,
and I inspect the photos the 2nd day at
about 11 o clock, I park my truck and walk to the
camera and I don’t touch bushes nor do I walk on the
sand road, I leave it all natural. I leave no smells
etc, I inspect that camera and take it back with me.
Back at home I download the photos, look at them
carefully and see what I was able to photograph. If
you capture nothing on film that does not mean nothing
is around, but it will give you a very good idea of
the area you want to hunt on.
Look at the photo for clues, what direction was he
heading, was he alone, was he looking behind him
when camera fired, male / female, was the jackals
tongue sticking out? If yes and in the early
daylight that means he walked far and depending on
cameras time, he is still close by, and if you call
he will hear you – look for clues!!! Did he eat the
food, did he eat much? Is he hungry? Was he in good
shape or thin etc? How long did he stay around the
camera or was he skittish? What was his body
language like? Was he an old dog or young? A photo
will tell you a LOT!!! Take the time to look at each
photo carefully. Take note of the jackals tail and
ears, these are dead give away’s as to that dogs
If you photograph a jackal / cat and in two nights
you get him both nights, take note of the time, if
its time is close both nights this tells you when he
is active, and you can call him, set up an hour
before that earliest time and wait 4 hours!
some places jackals are active only from sundown to
11 o clock at night +-, but by using a trail cam you
can tell exactly what time that area has jackals and
at what time!
A trail cam offers you so much, it gives us so much
info about a place all we must do is set it up in a
good spot and take time to observe the photos it
gives us, study the photos and show them to other
people, maybe other people will pick up something
TRAIL CAM FILMING IS FUN! Who knows what you may
catch on film ???
SOME INTERESTING FACTS
You can lock that camera with a password, so if its
stolen nobody can do anything with it
Also, remember some like the one below have a remote
control, and you can also film a video, not only take
SOME COOL PICTURES
Photos taken by a friend of mine while using a Trail
Cam. This is just to illustrate that using this
technology helps a hunter big time, here are some cool
NOTE here he placed the camera on a tree far from the
area he suspected the bear to walk, so the bear will
have to make at least 50 footsteps to get past the
camera, and this will give the camera plenty time to
take the photo. This photo shows the bear in the
middle of the frame, it took 2 other pictures before
this photo. Note the date and time of day it passed by
his house in the back yard.
Give this a try, it is a secret used by a few jackal
hunters, anything ethical to give you the edge will
Watch this space, I am busy trying out a new model and
will post some neat photos here very soon, so keep
watching this space!
6.0-megapixel performance, the most of any Moultrie IR
game camera, plus the stealth of an infrared flash,
this full-featured unit will provide you with the
highest quality images and scouting information
available. Choose from three photo and two video
resolution settings. A built-in 1.5" color viewer lets
you scan your images in the field. All images are
stamped with time, date, temperature, moon phase and
barometric pressure. Six D batteries (not included)
provide up to 150 days of reliable operation. The
infrared flash provides superior illumination in low
light and darkness, without the game-spooking effects
of a standard white flash. Day video clips can be set
for 5/15/30 seconds. 32MB of internal memory. Supports
up to a 4GB SD card (sold separately) that provides
additional storage capacity. Laser Aim lets you set
and test the camera to determine the precise spot you
want captured in your pictures or videos. Includes a
security option and a beacon locator with a remote
control. Auto-Flash turns off in bright sunlight and
automatically activates in low-light or after dark
conditions. Also includes a built-in one-second delay,
upgradeable software and an external power port
compatible with the Moultrie Game Camera Power Panel.