A FEW JACKAL CALLING SECRETS EXPOSED
Here are a few
things that many professional jackal hunters
don’t want you to know,
or read about; here are a few things that will
benefit you in the long run. Well, even a few so
called professional hunters of jackal won’t know
this, so they will find this interesting. Here are
things I will share with you, and a tiny secret at
the end, so make it 5, then next year I will give
you another 5. And also a Foxpro sound that works
well! A sound that has killed hundreds of jackal in
South Africa! by many hunters.
This small article
will open doors for you and widen your outlook into
a professional predator caller’s world. I am
mentioning a few interesting things here as in the
long run it wont effect other hunters at all as the
sounds are the important part, and that is the
problem – getting sounds.
Have you ever
asked a professional jackal hunter to your property
and asked him to go call with you?
Well, did the guy
say he will go alone? Possibly so that you
cant learn secrets from him? YES! Well, if that’s
happened and he came back with a good kill of
jackals, in an area that others just tried but shot
nothing, then you must know he has secrets.
Or on courses, many of these guys I can promise you
WONT tell you this stuff you will read here now
HERE BEGINS THE INTERESTING STUFF!
Stuff many people won’t want to be
Now, firstly, the
market is flooded with sounds, cd’s that many sell
and many people copy them from friends etc, the
market is flooded with cd sounds etc. These are
basic typical everyday run of the mill sounds, these
sounds are being used by thousands of people in SA
and for many many jackals, they have
heard these sounds far too often, so your success is
far less as they know it’s you and they know it’s a
cd. Especially if you don’t know how to hunt and you
educate the dogs.
Also the lighting,
I know a guy in Namibia that used a blue light,
another one that used a white light over full moon
and he claims it works as the jackal thinks that
white light is the moon and all kinds of crap. The
lighting many people don’t know how to use, one guy
I met in 1995 I called with him, 10 minutes into the
hunt he switches on white lights and scans, then
goes back to red and all kinds of amazing crap, so,
by not knowing about lighting will educate the dogs
So, here we have
so far 1- SOUNDS and 2 the LIGHTING.
Why do you think
they invented NIGHT VISION? Simply to have control
over the darkness and to outwit others – simple.
This goes with LIGHTING later!
Now you will enter the professional
jackal hunters world,
if you can see the sounds that a professional uses
it’s not what you will have in your bakkie, this I
can promise you. It is sounds
ONLY HE HAS.
These sounds are not for sale, and are not found on
the internet or taken from another cd someplace,
these sounds are
HIS. If he shows you the sounds he uses and
you listen to them, I can almost guarantee that he
is telling you a lie. I have sounds that I recorded
at various farms and game parks, and these sounds I
use, the one is a jackal that’s wounded, another
that’s wanting to fight etc, and I tell you I don’t
play these sounds when with other farmers or
hunters, then I use normal sounds found on the
market. My Foxpro is loaded with many secret sounds,
sounds that kill for me. I was in Durban last year,
in Mooi River – I was tempted to take my sounds but
decided not to and keep them clear of all ears.
Now you say- how
do you get them, well easy - go to a shop and buy a
digital recorder and set the sensitivity not to high
and record sounds when you hear them. Then load them
on cd or callers - they are WAV or MP3 files. If you
want one - I can get you a top class quality digital
recorder for R1800-00. It is the BEST quality you
will ever get. Push record, and play it back –
simple stuff! You can play it back through a Foxpro
or other amplifier. I will even get you’re the wire
that is uses.
IF YOU ATTEND A CALLING COURSE,
CHANCES ARE THE PERSON GIVING THE COURSE WILL
HOLD BACK, THEY WONT TELL YOU EVERYTHING, IT’S A
99% CHANCE THEY WONT
DIVULGE THEIR SECRETS.
Here is a
trick professional callers use – They record a
jackal answering their call at night and then
play that sound back straight away, on a digital
recorder its fast, push record, stop, and push
playback, through a Foxpro caller on a AUDIO
setting, it’s immediate and the reaction is
amazing – try that! Then use that sound you
recorded again at another area.
Compile files on computer and soon you will have
a collection of sounds nobody has.
Then, delete ones that are not clear,
always having the recorder nearby. This does not
just work for predators, big game also. When you
play it back and you have success write down the
sound you used and what date,
then you know what to play for next
Then the LIGHTING
( see tips at the end of article)
Now this is
another trade secret, ESPECIALLY FOR EDUCATED
JACKAL, enter NIGHT VISION, INFRA RED and hunting in
Many people think a red light is
infra red – simply put – IT IS NOT!
This is a very
involved topic, but I will attempt to keep it simple
and discuss a few small things used at night,
WITHOUT RED LIGHTS.
This is good for catching poachers and to hunt areas
secretly, then nobody knows you are around.
is to just use a normal NIGHT VISION MONOCULAR,
these are cheaper and good to scan with at night,
without a moon you will see eyes easily at 150m
normally, with a moon 250 and more depending on the
power of the Monocular. You call and watch him come
closer, then put on a red light and kill him. This
is the simple way.
MONOCULARS tire out your eyes fast; your eyes are
under strain when using night vision. You may
develop a headache half way through your hunt.
Then, a better
option used is buy a BINOCULAR night vision, a good
one is a model I use - Meteor Prowler 5 power, it’s
the ultimate for scanning, but this is NOT ALL, now
get an INFRA RED black lens and fit it to your
light. Without the infra red at night you will see
eyes at 300m, with the infra red on you will see
eyes over 500m away. And at 150-200m you can see all
to well at night with that set up.
Then also what’s
used is a rifle scope with night vision, a Cobra is
ok quality, so you call, see him approach with the
Binoculars, then when close switch to and shoot him
with a night vision scope while watching him with
infra red, NO RED LIGHTS at all. The INFRA RED light
is on but you cant see anything if you look at the
light, its totally dark, it matches up to your
binocular as you scan and helps you see far better
This is another
trade secret of professional jackal hunters. This is
very cumbersome and is a time taker, it takes up a
lot of time, and your
looks like a thing out of star wars! BUT it works, a
predator never knows what hits it, just don’t let it
get to close as it will see you, as normally the red
light keeps you from being seen, now its just you
and darkness and the predators!
I love watching a
jackal come in to a call from far (in darkness), on
one hunt I watched a cat come from over 600m away in
total darkness, and we shot him 5 metres from the
My cousin was with
us one night, he laughed so hard I was pissed off,
the chair with two rifles, one on each side, an
infrared light, another red light, another white
light and the night vision scopes, laser pointer on
chair etc and then the person with a big binocular,
admit it does look funny BUT heck it works!
Using your own
sounds on a hunt is amazing, you can tell
instantly that these dogs have never heard that
here before, its unique and something other guys
don’t have, SO you have the EDGE so to speak, I
hunted an area in Namibia 3 years ago, the
farmer said “ hulle antwoord maar kom nie in nie”.
I went out with the manager of the farm and
after 2 minutes shot my first dog, that evening
we got 7 before the moon came up after 10-30, I
was NOT using Night Vision just my own sounds, I
have an aggressive jackal on my Foxpro, it kills
Yes, nearly forgot
the third secret, DRAG a dead dog with stomach slit
open behind your truck from stand to stand, then
when finished hunting drive back the way you came
from, chances are you will see a jackal.
telephone will ring and the hunters with these
secrets will crap all over me! BUT hey, in the
end we are all fighting the same war, so try
these 2 ummmm 3 things! – Gooi !!!
A HUNT A FEW MONTHS BACK
We called at a
spot one night in an area near Outdshoorn, which was
called by another hunter 2 weeks back, he had no
success, he hunted on a large moon, BUT we picked
the night before new moon,
this gives you the WHOLE NIGHT of NO
MOON! So you can hunt long hours.
We made the set up in an area near a jackal kill,
and then after it got dark I let out my aggressive
jackal sound, after 2 minutes we klapped the first
dog, then put off everything, all we then did was
for another PLANNED 10 minutes was to sit tight and
just watch with night vision. After about 5 minutes
we saw eyes about 300m out, I dropped the volume
very low and again sent out an aggressive sound into
the night, the dog started coming our way, and
within the next 2 minutes he to was dead. That was
two dogs in the same spot, both called with sounds
nobody has. POINT PROVEN!
HERE IS A
BIG SECRET OF MINE
Here is another
secret of mine that I am willing to share with you;
this is a secret that if you use it you will see IT
A JACKAL HAS A BUILT IN GPS NAV
I have proven this
over and over; it’s a secret I have been using in my
arsenal of tricks for years! I can promise you this;
many so called jackal hunters that class themselves
as professional WONT know this that follows. I use
this when I hunt alone, as I before never wanted to
give my secrets away.
After I had called
a few times at farms and later walking in the bush I
saw a jackal a way away coming in long after I
called or saw him looking at us from a distance got
me thinking, or after we packed up we shine fast and
a dog sits near us!.
So, how many of
you have after you called and got nothing, got down
and started packing up, then you shine a light and
see a dog sitting near you or closer! YES! It
happens often. So, here is a secret
I EMPLOY ALL THE TIME.
After you have
called a place and shot nothing, stop your sounds,
be quiet and don’t move, just sit still, and wait
for 5 minutes longer, scan with red light now and
again or use night vision. Often a dog will walk
through your area.
A JACKAL HAS A GPS in his HEAD!
It is mounted in his brain! He can upon hearing
your calling sound, he can from a distance pin
point your location and move in to you at long
range and after you have stopped calling he can
still find your exact location you called from,
I have proven this many times, he can use his
GPS in his brain and find you easily! I am not
talking rubbish here it’s a fact.
After you stop
calling, sit tight, wait another 5 minutes and just
This works especially well with night
Many guys pack up
and leave – NO DON’T!!! Rather wait 5 minutes.
Here is a cat calling secret that
Now you may
not believe this but TRY it! You call and a cat
comes in ( low to ground, move slow, blinks far
apart, looks around often etc) now he sites
behind a bush, tree, rock or un level ground, he
wont come into an opening or offers you no shot.
Or he just sits and looks at you, he is about
30-80 metres away etc,
can’t shoot, so what now???????????????? What
the heck do you do??
answer is ALWAYS have a RED laser pointer with
you, and then simply shine that dot on the
ground about 5m from him, move it slowly, he
will go after it straight away and clear cover,
then you can shoot him. IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DON’T KNOCK IT TILL YOU TRY
Here are a few
things that may interest you if you use or want to
buy night vision. Firstly one of the very best night
vision night monocular made is a Night Owl 5 power
zoom, model NOCX 5M,
it is easily Night Owls best model ever made and
together with infra red you can see far at night. (
I have one of these models.)
Here are a few specs on the model
Magnification : 5x
Intensifier Tube : Gen 1
Range of View : 200m
Lens System : F1:1.7, F80mm
Field of View @ 1000m : 160m
Diopter Adjustment :
Resolution : 24 lp/mm
Power Supply : 3V Lithium
Range of Focus : 3m to
Dimensions : 202mm x 61mm x
R3500-00 + VAT
Marine Pro is the ultimate, premium performing
monocular that combines the exceptional engineering
advancements of a 100% waterproof body structure
with features such as an 80mm high grade camera
quality lens with 5x magnification. The solid
construction and rubber-coated night blue finish
combined with ergonomic soft-touch control buttons
and indicator lights make the NOCX5M a top
INFORMATION GEN 1 OR 2???
Now, here is a tip
if you want second generation, but cant afford it, a
unit of 1 Generation will lets say cost R3500-00
plus VAT and a second generation will cost R20,000.
Don’t be fooled by a salesman, believe in what I am
saying here, it will save you a lot of money.
If you look at a
2,5 power night vision unit at R2800-00 and the same
model in 5 power, that will cost about R3500-00, buy
that 5 power, because in 2nd generation
that extra 3 power lens is equal to you paying
R18,000 more for a second generation, in other
words, buy buying a larger power unit will save you
that extra on a second generation, the difference in
quality is not that much better and it’s the zoom
that’s important, so get a 5 power and forget 2nd
generation, only when we talk 3rd
generation is it worth preps buying at a HIGH
Then using a
Binocular also has its drawbacks, in some ways a
Monocular is better, when you look through a
Binocular NV for a long period, and take it away
afterwards to shoot you will be blinded, as you are
seeing daylight style vision then suddenly you look
in the dark, you will be blinded, its like being in
the dark and then switching on a light, it blinds
you, or the other way around. BUT with a monocular
you have one eye open, so it adjusts better if you
want to take it away after scanning, it helps you to
stop getting blinded by that sudden light loss. So,
they both have ups and downs.
INFRA RED OR
Also, the infra
red lens, if you try this, you will see it’s a
better option. You can use like normal the Infra red
lens and use it with the night vision unit like that
Night Owl, and achieve better vision, OR try this!
Put various red
lenses on your spotlight that you use at night, put
them on till it no longer throws a red beam, then
use that night vision unit and you will see you see
50 times better than when you used the infra red
lens. Yes the infra red works, But using a lot of
red lenses works better with night vision.
Here is my light. 1,5 Million candle
power with 100W Halogen bulb
This photo is of the light fitted
with an infra red lens, this with a night vision
Night Owl monocular or Binocular allows you to see
so much more at night, until you try this you wont
know what you are missing out on.
belongs to you as
much as it does to the predators.
This photo is while I was building my
light, you can see the 3 bolts holding the infra red
lens in place and the round hardboard shield, this
gets fixed to the outside of the light face.
has a white cover to protect it while I was working.
This photo shows
the top of the bracket and as you can see at the
right, I have just shown a little of that black
infra red lens under that protective cover.
large thick rubber washers to stop any cracking if
bolts are under stress from warmth of lens from the
light, can’t afford that lens to crack. The
binoculars in photo are NOT night vision, just a
normal low light binos.
I designed my own night vision torch
with an infra red lens, I used a 100W Halogen bulb
with a 1,5 million power candle power torch, and a
LARGE front to allow maximum light out of it. It
throws a neat beam, but to the naked eye you can see
nothing, just the darkest of night. I fitted a round
circle of hardboard and fixed the infra red lens to
that, I use a bonding solution to keep it fixed to
the front of the light. If I need to open the light
it is easily done. I also
polished the inside of the lens housing to get
MAXIMUM effect from the reflective sides.
This is a small thing
I also do to the red lights we sell.
The lens is just
black, and if you switch the light on you will see
no beam or anything, you must use night vision with
it to see how you can see at night, it is amazing!
If you are waiting for sufficient
darkness to call, you can scan with night vision in
case something is close, or on a moon night, climb a
windmill , sit still at the top, put Foxpro about
100m away and call, look with night vision and shoot
jackals! Night vision helps you to hunt more!
This topic of NIGHT VISION is a
very technical issue, and a person can discuss
it for hours, it’s no doubt very interesting.
Do you own a
Foxpro? Well if you do read this, here is another
Do you have a
sound called LIGHTNING JACK on your machine? When I
promote them I always say to load that sound, listen
Do you know that
the sound LIGHTNING JACK is the VERY BEST jackal
calling sound used in Africa if you have a Foxpro,
ask any guy who has that sound on his machine, it
attracts jackal like no tomorrow, it is an extremely
good sound, and it’s a food sound and works! This
sound cannot be bought on a cd or got from the
internet; you can buy it at Foxpro if you don’t have
it for your Foxpro.
I know many people who have killed many with that
sound ( me also!).
other sounds that work VERY WELL.
SQUIRREL - A GREAT sound for both jackal and
- Just in general a KILLER sound!
SCRUB HARE -
Another predator killer supreme!
- A jackal killer!
DISTRESS - A predator killer!
LIGHNING JACK - EXCELLENT!!!!
This is but just
an idea, these are very good sounds, I think that
the Lightning Jack
has killed hundreds of jackal in Africa.
There is just
something in that sound that attracts jackal!
I have hunted predators for years
now, and after these years have learnt things from
being in the bush and calling, spent many hours
blowing hand calls, many hours freezing my behind
off and hunting, BUT it has taught me many secrets,
do these things here – they work!
I wanted to share a few secrets with
you; here they are so USE THEM!!!!
In S Africa we
have jackals, BUT they are not all the same in
intelligence as I have proven, you cannot compare a
jackal of Natal or Vrystaat to the jackal of the
Karoo, this customer is far more SLY, INTELLEGENT,
WARY, SHY and just simply put he is CLEVER! So,
don’t expect the same results in different areas,
generally it will NOT happen. Cats are all pretty
much the same
African Wildcat) they are pretty stupid, that’s why
you get them in cages. I have caged 1 jackal in many
prices as at 15-9-2008
To purchase any
Foxpro electronic callers is safe and fast, takes
about 5 days to you, just supply street address for
UPS courier and a credit card number to Joe at
firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him what model you
want. See all machines on my site under FOXPRO. You
can also load your own sounds on any of these units.
But they come with Jackal sounds and cat sounds
already when you order them.
Here are new
prices depending upon the currency ever changing in
SA! But this is an idea for you;
Foxpro Fury with
500 sound capacity and remote +- R4500-00
Foxpro FX5 with
200 sound capacity and remote +- R4300-00
with 200 sound capacity and remote R3500-00
Foxpro FX3 with 32
sound capacity and remote +- R3500-00
Foxpro XR6 with
remote and 16 sound capacity +- R2700-00
Foxpro ZR2 with 12
sounds NO remote but has a delay switch +- R2000-00
FoxPro FURY is the latest edition, top of the
range and the BEST electronic caller in the
world, see it on my site. Can take up to 500
sounds, with remote and you can load all your
own sounds also on it. See more on it here
Orders are totally safe and this unit is
available from October 2008.
I will never
state what is not true or what I have not personally
tested, what I mention in this article is all 100%
fact and facts proven. These secrets are secrets of
many professional predator callers, use them and you
too will see they do work.
I have spent
over 20 years in the bush and spent many hours
calling predators, both with hand calls and
electronics, I spent over 15 years calling cats with
a hand call, calling at one place for a HOUR with a
hand call, NO JOKES, I am totally committed to
success, I have many witnesses that can stand by my
claims, I put everything into this hunting and by
doing this I got good results.
I have spent
much time in the field and from this have learnt
secrets, and this is a few of them. I am offering
this article to help you and show you ways to be