HULLE ANTWOORD MAAR KOM NIE IN NIE!!
THEY ANSWER BUT DON’T COME IN
Well, here is a typical scenario I hear often and also have witnessed; this you will say is heard often. Most times this happens because of farmers who have educated the jackals in the first place.
Firstly the reasons you can find your self in such a predicament is vastly because of the farmers own mistakes, but no doubt we all will witness this occurrence often.
called with Foxpro Scorpion
after 45 minutes at one stand,
I waited long here as it was
Here are a few
things that you need to look at before you pick up
the telephone and ask me or other professional
Jackal hunting in
general is not easy, the animals are naturally very
intelligent and far wiser than cousins found abroad
such as coyotes. I have met 3 hunters who have
called coyotes while in America, all agree that it’s
so easy and you can actually stand in the open and
call them, camo and other fancy items such as scent
hiders etc are not
necessary, they are pretty dumb animals. The one
hunter I know said it is touching canned hunting
it’s so easy. So enter the Jackal – by far not a
dumb customer! These guys had a saying that if the
jackals were as dumb as coyotes we would not have
any jackals, they would all be dead!
here are some facts you may want to look over after
witnessing first hand a jackal that answers but
fails to come in to say hi!- maybe you will spot
something here you are doing wrong
Does your diesel
tank smell? Jackals know diesel smells well, and
humans and diesel go together! So after you set up
and you hear him barking this may be why he is
laughing at you!
camouflage? Are you using black or shade cloth? mmmm
if you are STOP! It is no good; it shines and makes
a noise in the wind! Black stands out at night in
the Karoo or wheat fields. USE Hessian sheets with
mud on it or camo military net and cut off those
metal O rings!!!
Are you using
cover scents in a bottle placed down wind? Use old
cat or jackal urine in a bottle or 2-3 bottles.
Are you using the
correct sounds for that time of the year? (See the
time table on this site) – It is vital to match his
yearly cycle with sounds.
How about the moon, are you hunting
Jackal on a moon night bigger than quarter? If you
Are you giving it
enough time? Sit for 35 minutes at a spot.
Go to the best
place first in day and camo up, await nightfall and
start calling. NEAR a fresh carcass.
Don’t wear black
or camo truck in black.
with Jackal sounds, it is not normal, play 3-5
seconds and put off, then again after 20 seconds do
your neighbour maybe shot and missed Jackals, this
makes them very wise! If you call, and a jackal
comes in but you are not sure of the shot – then
rather leave it.
by the teeth the age of jackals shot and condition
and see if maybe you have not killed the ALPHA male
in your area, if yes then concentrate on more female
sounds, it helps.
about your light – are you using RED? Is the light
throwing a good enough beam of light?
you JUST calling educated dogs?
THEN USE NIGHT VISION.
you drive to the hunting spot with your lights on?
ALWAYS go to the first spot, the BEST spot in
daylight and get ready and wait for darkness -avoid
driving with lights on – if you do put red filters
over bakkie lights.
breeding season (April / May) NEVER use Challenge
call to much, it scares away year old dogs and they
won’t approach. Use a Challenge call maybe 3 times
then stop altogether.
you set up, do you park 200m, or closer to a jackal
proof fence? Always park near the fence, so animals
can get to you. Try park on the fence line on a
to never use the same distress sounds too often at
the farm, change sounds, it will then not make any
sure your sounds are clear and not distorted, they
must be as natural as possible, avoid distorted
to not overcall an area, give it a month or two to
recover, and then call it again.
you are doing all the above, and still cant come
right, THEN on full moon sit close to a fresh jackal
kill work out the path they come in on and sit
still, watch the area and use a shotgun. Use no
lights or calls, just sit still and wait.
breeding season, say July & August this is a
difficult period and success is not very good.
It is not always easy to work out
what makes the dogs less interested to approach, BUT
this can give you a guideline, also remember that
during late season times – June July and August it
is harder for anybody to call jackal. In some cases
at some farms it is totally a waste of time to even
try calling, rather stay at home and keep warm!
I hunt seldom in
district – this area is terrible during that time,
it is nearly impossible to call them at this time of
Also remember that you can’t call
something that’s not around, so make sure you set up
in areas with sign – i.e.; tracks, dead carrion, or
also areas with lots of fresh mess (shit), this is a
scent spot and good to call it
If you are doing all the basics
correctly and still have no luck, then you can put
it down to educated animals that either you or your
neighbours have called and missed or made very wise.
Finally, if still you cant succeed,
get up early, walk to an elevated spot that jackals
walk, and call as it get light with a distress
sound, or at dust from ground level with distress
call and after that walk back to the truck about
500m further on and call from the truck, try
different things, things that the dogs are not used
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