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JAKKALS / JACKAL TRAIL CAM SETTING

Here is a typical photo of a trail cam set near a suspected jackal hole – it is fitted to the fence 8 metres from the actual hole. Camera covered in camouflage netting with grass added from the area so it blends in perfectly. (FREE STATE / ARLINGTON Nov 2009)

Notice that the camera is at an angle so it covers more ground when taking a photo than what it would do if it was placed square towards the hole. The X marks a bait station to draw an animal closer for photos and also make him stop and look the area over thus giving the camera lots of time to take many pictures.

                                                       Photo- Cornus Du Plooy

The bait is just right of the X – (3 pieces).

The camera is set at an angle – any touching of the ground near the hole is ZERO, only once do you walk near the hole to place a bait or electronic attractant, and you wear rubber soles on your shoes, this leaves no human sent behind.

 

Jackal are very wake up animals, and they move pups often and if they suspect any activity nearby they will move fast, so making no contact with any part of the hole is vital. We had 6 guys around this hole, but it was a course and they needed to learn how to set a camera, so we had no choice.

The small photo is how the area looks from the pole that it was attached to; camera placement on this occasion was 100%.


CAMO NET HELPS

I use an old camo net and mix in grass from the area so it blends in well, the reason also WHY I use a camo net is because you can use it as packing.

In other words, if the camera is flat against the pole it will be at an incorrect angle, so I can then use the camo net to push between camera and pole to give me an angle that is facing the target area, so the camo net helps in two ways, camo and setting of the camera.

If you don’t have a place to mount the camera set it on a tripod, just camouflage it very well.

IF YOU BUY A TRAIL CAMERA MAKE SURE YOU BUY A CAMERA WITH AN INFRA RED FLASH, so when the camera takes a picture at night it shows no visible flash, then the animals wont get spooked, ONLY buy an INFRA RED CAMERA, not a camera with a white flash!

 

 

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This was set in another location that gave us a black backed jackal on film, - see our photos section.

Setting of trail cams in fun, and the next day when you go and look and the camera says “17 Photos” you get all excited! As you don’t know what you have caught on film till you look!

This is another world altogether, and sometimes you are very surprised as to what you get on film.

REMEMBER THIS TIP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember to ALWAYS look carefully at an image you get from a trail cam, in other words if you open a picture and its blank, the camera just fired but has no image, look carefully at the photo, in case you miss something, look at the edges of the photo for a late camera exposure or at night ALWAYS enhance the photo so you see better as the flash at the point of the light meeting the black part, in that black part you may find a critter not seen unless you enhance the picture, so don’t just erase photos with nothing in a picture – check them all very carefully – this I write from personal experience!!.

SETTING TRAIL CAMS IS A REAL BUNCH OF FUN!

 

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