“Back to School”
Standards 1 -5 is for Cats
High school is 5-10 for Jackals
Yes! Don’t laugh! Its true, could not be truer!
Think about it, hey after all I wrote this to have a
little fun within the serious parts! We can’t go to
High school without seeing Junior first! Learning
how to walk before we can run so to speak.
“Standard 10 Dogs called with Foxpro Fury caller"
basically a back to school business when you start
to learn how to call predators. To learn how to hunt
what, and at what level or stage, it’s just like
school! Well, for the first part in junior school we
learn or must learn about cats, they are elusive and
take more patience to call in than a dog (jackal).
This is not to teach you how to call cats and dogs
but just to have a friendly chat about understanding
the different levels of schooling here that will
effect you at some stage.
about how to call go to this 10 part series on my
site – its marked in
called with my hand caller – (1998)
need to know that it’s FAR EASIER to call cats with
standard squeaky distress sounds, as we DON’T have a
year cycle to go according to, and that food sounds
will be answered all year and sounds that sound very
mouth watering. For an excellent cat article on my
site go here -
here, this one takes a while to download.
for a course in red.
have found at best a squeaky sounding call, bird
sounding and just plain small and mouth watering
will do, and for cats we need PLENTY patience, and
always wait an hour for cats, also to call near
cover. READ my article
above on how to call cats, it’s worth it!
Wildcat – Groukat; called by me back in 1997.
own a Foxpro? No? Well, if you can BUY ONE! It’s
worth the money, drop these guys a line
firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a FX3 or
Fury. You won’t get better. See them here on my
sounds on a Foxpro for cats get these;
The first 4 in the list have killed many cats for me
including dogs. The sounds are clean sounds without
distortion. Just tell them at Foxpro to load Gary’s
sounds - they will know what to do.
All in all cats are
dumb, that’s why they are caught in cages, BUT read
my articles above for all about calling cats.
“NEXT IS HIGH SCHOOL !”
get to the Canines with education, wiser dogs and
dogs that require degrees to hunt them. This is also
dependable on the areas hunted, example if you call
Namibia those jackal or Natal jackal CANNOT compare
to Karoo jakkalse, they are far apart in the
intelligence department. To call and shoot 120
jackal in a month in Natal is not hard to do at all,
I personally called in Natal on 2 different times of
the year, in my two times, we hunted 3 nights each,
and in 6 nights we managed to call and shoot 56
jackal, our best night we called and shot 17. This
is facts and not just words, hunting jackals in
Natal is child’s play, like taking candy from him,
it is dead easy – they are far less intelligent than
BLACK BACKED JACKAL (Standard 5-10 and UNIVERSITY)
this canine we may even need more than standard 10,
may require a university degree also !!!
Standard 5 would be Natal / Namibian / Jackals
10 and also to some a University degree required for
the Karoo Jackals ( moer slim!)
My friend Dries, with a jackal he called on a hunt
with us, he set up over a grass field before rain,
called with a Foxpro on Lightning jack distress and
dropped this dog after 10 minutes at 80m. This was
in an area other hunters called nothing and they
used sounds that everybody had! Sounds Dries used
were different, this jackal was interested as she
had never heard that sound before- and sadly she
won’t hear another sound again anyway
jackal, what more can we say, I think more
conversation around farm fires goes to the jackal
than anything else!
In SA we get two kinds of jackals, easy to call ones
in Natal and also near Vrystaat, these CANNOT
compare with Karoo Jackals, never ever. The Karoo
Jackal is far wiser than other areas. This is
why most people hunting Natal / Namibia and Vrystaat
shoot so many; they will never shoot as many in the
Karoo areas. I knew a guy who shot 120 jackals in a
month in Natal; he even admitted he cannot handle
the Karoo, in his own words “it’s too difficult”.
general Jackal we need to know the cycle and how to
match it, what sounds to use at what time of year
and what NOT to use. How to set up a stand and in
what area first, the moon and what stage to hunt
over a moon cycle etc; Simply said, cats and dogs
are very different to hunt. See more here
SEE MY DVD’S FOR CALLING
SECRET SOUNDS and market sounds.
of sounds are available from many people, many
claiming that their sounds are better, many people
buy it, many people have cd’s and cause more damage
with them not knowing how to hunt properly than
people doing good! To many Jackal, they have heard
all the normal sounds available on the market, the
sounds many people have no longer work, as the
sounds are to well known in the night by educated
animals. Many jackal hunters have their own sounds,
which they use and have taped them themselves, I
also have a couple that I use for my own use, and
don’t sell them. I digitally recorded them on a
system while out at night, from wounded jackals to
other types of chatter. Most of these work most
times I use them. Record your own sounds, its far
better. I have one sound I recorded outside a den, a
male jackal very aggressive and wanting to fight
with another jackal. I taped it while on holiday at
a game park. Man that sound works, it kills many
many jackals in the Karoo, and I kill mainly males
with that sound, I have a crying jackal, it is a
killer, in Kuruman in February 2009, I called over
10 jackal in 2 hours, all to that crying jackal
mixed with Lightning Jack from Foxpro.
BUT if I
call in the Karoo I will not easily call so many
especially with sounds played by hundreds of hunters
etc, I will however do better with my own sounds.
sounds I use with success is a jackal that’s barking
at something in a tree, and another that’s wounded,
all personally taped sounds, sounds no jackal has
heard other than with me in the Karoo.
understand the differences of the two predators and
what music to use to lure them in, and know the
differences in intelligence of the two predators.
Jackals are definitely high school material