TRAIL CAMS AND WHAT THEY REVEAL
Using trail cams can help a hunter a lot, here is a
prime example of a trail cam and how it can assist
Study these photos carefully, and you will see a
pattern, and this will allow you to get inside a
jackals brain and possibly outsmart him, with this
info you have
Call at this time or close
Sit at this area at this time without calling and
observe and use a cover scent to hide your presence.
Note the time this jackal passed the camera,
also note this animal is totally relaxed and is moving
very slowly, this is why the camera never fired till
he got really close and nearly passed by totally,
telling you he is totally at ease and relaxed.
NOW see this photo, that at 7-57 they are here, and as
the above photo shows, that at 8-10 they still were
around here at this location, that’s 12 minutes in one
location and in the early daylight and easily 4
together. The one closest the camera seems like a
female, the two sniffing are young dogs.
So this tells us at this time we can possibly call the
next day as they are around at this time. NOW see the
Here we have an adult jackal, possibly a male looking
for food, but also early daylight – BUT see how long
he stayed here – 8 minutes, this was in an area very
close to the other jackal pictures, this is very
likely the father of those other 3 young dogs and
partner of that female.
he has left BUT still stops and turns to have another
look OR maybe he is looking at another jackal, I will
say he is suspicious about something in this photo as
his head is slightly at the side of his body, he isn’t
looking straight at the camera area.
Here is an idea of range from camera to white smelly
marker to bakkie.
Look also at the weather, it was overcast this day and
this explains a lot as to why the jackals are active.
This camera does not have a temperature metre.
So, study a photo you get, they reveal a lot, and from
this it tells us that those top jackals are active
early morning, at ease, don’t move much and can be
called early morning. It tells you how many are around
and what they are, puppies, grown ups etc etc …..
Happy trail cam hunting!
Trail cams tell you a lot, now imagine you ran a video
not photos, amazing what you would get then on the