Jackal Hunting Rule Book
There is none! One guy will say when you shoot a
jackal, gooi a fighting jackal next, then another hero
will say, this other guy says if you hear a jackal
bark don’t bark back, just gooi kos o broer, another
will say that if you hear a jackal bark then you must
burp, if you get my meaning. It is always what other
people tell others, almal het die antwoorde or they
think they do!!!
BUT truth be told, there is no definite answer, what
works one night will not work the next night generally
no matter how you call, same as a guy will say when
you gooi kos, and get nothing coming in after 3
minutes, switch off caller and wait 10 min then gooi
again, but again this may work once but it wont work
again every time, and then maybe it will never work at
predators answer a call 99% of the time from
curiosity, hulle nuuskierig - they don’t
always approach because of hunger.
So, keep to a jackal breeding cycle, match his sounds
or sounds that will match that time of the year, and
see what works for you.
If you call and whatever you did worked try it again
and maybe it will work again if you are lucky,
work every time.
A guy sent me a sound he compiled, he
claimed it killed nearly 99% of every time he used it,
I used it for 3 nights as a test, I called in ZERO
I have called in many jackal with a social bark, then
OFF the caller, then gooi kos and call for a few
seconds, wait 15 seconds, dan weer kos and that’s how
I carry on, if nothing I wait 3 min and go again, this
style has worked ( BUT NOT ALWAYS)
but if cat calling you need busy active constant
sound, otherwise the pussy will lose interest fast.
There is no RULE BOOK to how they reply to you; it all
has to do with the mood of the animal, temperatures
and the wind conditions.
If it was this easy we would have no jackals left to
kill, if all these guys with amazing ideas and what to
do – if they have the answers of what to do when –
then why do we still have jackals? Simple, because
there is no rule book, it is a constant challenge, if
it was that easy we would be jackal free in SA but we
are not, proving that they are survivors and no matter
how man persecutes them, they will still flourish and
the challenge will remain with us forever.
I also offer advice on sounds, but I can tell you what
works on a farm in an area at a certain time of the
year will never work the same all over SA at that
exact time, so you must figure it out yourself.