THINGS YOU DO WRONG!!!!!!!!
many times have you hunted with a hunter who after
20 attempts calls and shoots NIKS! ------ I did,
until I had enough, I then spoke to him and thus
lost a friend, I tried to help him but he though I
was being funny, BUT man after 20 hunts and shooting
nothing ! n man raak gatvol!
I had a
friend, he would listen to nobody, and only listened
to his own voice, here are the vital mistakes he
made, if he just listened to me, he would have had
more success and less frustration!!!!
get onto the truck at the back and await nightfall
he sits in the chair and looks around, now and again
switching on a light, but turning and making
movement while awaiting nightfall –
BIG MISTAKE; Jackals and
cats can see that movement at dusk miles away, so
wait till it is dark and then climb into the chair!
parks in the sand or dust road –
BIG MISTAKE; Pull off the
road when making a stand, again predators walk roads
and know of obstacles not previously in that area.
He never covered his
white bakkie with camo or netting,
MISTAKE; – it glares at night and stands out for
orange lights and also scans with white lights on
moon nights, he says jackals think that the white
lights is the moon and they still come in! Yeh sure!
that’s why we shot fokol!
BIG MISTAKE; - say no more!
distress sounds he plays are long and wrong ;
BIG MISTAKE;- Make sure
rabbit distress sounds are short bursts with breaks
in between and know a jackal year cycle if you play
jackal vocal sounds.
When he is
ready to start calling he starts to just call.
BIG MISTAKE!;- ALWAYS first
look in a circle with a red light and at the SAME
time kiss with your lips, so in case an animal is
close you will see it and see the eyes, then if you
see nothing start calling softly and after looking 3
minutes then up the volume a little up and up as it
speaker away from him all the time; -
BIG MISTAKE! MOERSE
MISTAKE! I have hunted jackals and cats for over 20
years, my results are fantastic, exceptional in
fact, and I tell you this, this speaker away from a
truck is all mostly a myth, absolute bullshit. I
have shot hundreds of jackals, and I tell you that
80% had no care in the world from what place that
sound came, they came into the call and from 100m
from me they are dead, putting a speaker in the bush
– its all bullshit!!! ESPECIALLY FOR CATS, as they
look at your sound source, that speaker, and if its
placed away from you then you NEVER see the eyes, so
place it near you.
ONLY if its open plains, my first stand or on a
windmill - I place a caller 50m from me, so in case
I see a predator at dusk or in the day I can let it
have its attention way from me.
So, don’t place a speaker more than 25-30m from you,
trust me, its all bullshit, like that moon in the
sky so you must use a white light story – man wat
kak! I have hunted and killed jackals for many many
years, I never had to place a caller away and I
shoot just fine.
Here is a point, THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of jackals
have come into hand calls from hunters in South
Africa, thousands of jackals have been killed this
way, and you blow a caller from your bakkie, he
approaches you! Not a bakkie 50-70 metres away, so
facts, he will come to the sound and no matter what
direction will approach you.
jackal, approached my hand caller, wind from right
to left, I called him and saw his eyes 300m away, he
came into the call, he came at a typical angle BUT
came right to left, NEVER worked the wind, trotted
through the grass fields and that was it - at 70m he
was shot. He was about 5 years old, never worked the
wind at all, and believe me was not bothered about
where a caller is or if its placed 30,000m from me
or 200m, or if it’s a hand call or electronic rabbit
– He plays a distress
sound for 5 minutes then suddenly insists to change
it to another sound, so in half an hour he plays
about 4 different sounds,
MISTAKE! Don’t mix up calls all the time, play a
distress and stick to it at least 20minutes, than
change if you think another sound may work, BUT
don’t keep changing, remember a Karoo night isn’t a
disco! If you are hunting cats remember to keep the
His chair was noisy and all his electrical
connections etc held with duct tape, it was a
I hope this helps, I remember going on hunts
with this guy, driving all over the Karoo, and
never klapping anything! It drove me nuts! ( The
year was 1998)