JACKAL HUNTING CRASH COURSE
Here is a crash course on how to call for jackal, this
is a basic idea, by
no means a conclusive assessment, but this will
steer you on the correct path!
out a week before new moon to a week after new moon.
Go to a place with tracks, sign or dead animals and a
spot that’s got evidence of jackal movement and an
area that looks active.
Mark out 8 places that offer good vision out to 150 m
in a circle around you, flat terrain with little
make stands more than 700m apart
Start marking the places with toilet paper along a
dust road and mark them out going with the wind. As
you mark them draw a picture of every spot so later
you know in the darkness how the land looks.
The final spot you mark, No 8 will be at the bottom of
the downwind side, now turn and face the wind and
Call into the wind for at least 40 minutes per stand
and move to the next position, but before you pack up
sit still for 5 minutes and just look now and again
with red light, then pack up and move quietly. Work
back into the wind and keep a watch that the wind
Use sounds at spots that match the jackal year cycle
and know the procedure on how to call and imitate a
small rabbit or fawn or jackal vocal sound, don’t call
to loud or to long without pausing the sounds
********** MOERSA TIP !!! *********
Remember if you are calling and a dog answers, but he
doesn’t come in or his eyes are far away all the time,
put off everything, quietly climb down and walk with
the wind in your face to him with no lights at all if
it permits you, and walk 250m and call on foot with a
sound softly. Take a red light and small battery with
gun and caller.
4 VITAL THINGS TO REMEMBER ON A HUNT
Position, Visibility, Distance and Thermals
remember this, these 4 things are important at any
arrive at a stand, check over the area and decide if
its active with tracks or looks great for cats or
check to see how it looks, can you see ok for a night
stand or are to many dongas or blind spots around,
decide and if the distance between each hunt spot is
enough and that you have enough distance to call at
this spot at least 150m in a circle around you that
you can see, then
is the wind
still correct so that when you come here later you are
still working your way back INTO the wind and NOT
with the wind!
forget to draw a basic layout of each stand and mark
them so you know what drawing is what stand, then at
night on your arrival, look at the drawing and it will
refresh your memory as to how the land looks, you will
then know the areas that offer the best approach
things you must look at carefully.
This particular tip is taken directly from my updated
predator calling course.