WINDMILL CALLING – DIT WERK!
RIFLE MOUNTED RED LIGHT – ON TOP OF A WINDMILL &
HUNTING / CALLING PREDATORS!!!! IT WORKS!!!
To start here is a secret I use often, if you see my
DVD on calling you will see I discuss this often,
but anyway, here is a style I use often. On a large
moon ie- quarter and more I climb on top of a
windmill, I then climb inside my hide and call,
predators don’t look up and on a large moon I use
night vision and scan with night vision with a
NIGHTOWL 5 power binoculars. On a bright moon using
this night vision set up I can see eyes approaching
from over 300m away, I follow him in till about 100m
and then switch to a dimmer on my rifle and put my
red light on – it is on dim when I put it on, I then
turn up power till I see his eyes ONLY, then follow
him in and when I want to shoot I turn up power to
see a picture and shoot – then I put it off again, I
simply make a kissing sound to stop him and then
shoot, before I kiss I stop the caller from playing.
NOW this is me and how I call educated jackals etc,
they have no idea I am around. And I am high up and
after a warm day heat rises so my scent also rises
up, so incoming predators can’t smell me.
The star in the picture is typically the spot I will
start to kiss and stop him, then shoot with a
make a dark blind or wear dark clothes, use grey,
green and browns.
AVOID camo in black at all times! DON’T use shade
cloth – it shines!!!
I use this
system when I can’t call with a truck on big moons,
then climbing a tower is fun!!! This is my layout
for a typical windmill hunt. Place the electronic
caller to your side and at an angle, it works – see
this layout above of my calling style.
Now here is a KIT I made to use for windmill
hunting, REMEMBER that you walk to a windmill; you
don’t drive so ALL EQUIPMENT must be light and
compact; ---- SO!!!!
Here I go,
I use this style, I made a bracket that houses a
very strong white torch and it gives me hours of
light on a battery, they are quality DORCY lights,
simply put they are one of the world’s best lights
you can buy! They run on 3 AAA batteries, and I also
have a laser pointer if needed to draw cats from
cover, it works! Simply put that dot on the ground
and a cat will break cover and chase it, giving you
a shot, (AGAIN SEE MY DVD ON THIS!) then, I mounted
a small 140 light force light with a funnel on the
red lens. Then I can walk to a spot and have just my
12V small battery to carry and my electronic caller.
Very light and compact.( See this article at the
Here is my
rifle set up, I made this set up in my workshop in a
morning, and it’s an all in one shooting rig. I also
use this on my 223 rifle; it’s an amazing compact
design. This I can bet upon that after many guys see
this design they tooooo will copy it! Heck! Why not
– it works! You
can use the torch or rifle, your choice!
See my red
light with funnel, laser and white light on bracket;
I used an easy and simple way to mount it to that
scope. The gun is my favourite BRNO 222 Fox.
As you can
see here, it is mounted with 2 wing nuts, I mounted
two 1” mounts for a scope upside down, then fitted a
filed down long bolt ¼ inch to them both, tightened
then and then put on the bracket, so now if I fit it
- its simply two wing nuts, see the next photo of
two ¼ inch threads mounted on an upside down set of
clearly see them upside down. The bracket with the
light is very light, it weighs hardly anything at
all, and I can quickly unscrew it if I want to use
the light by hand also.
pointer is in a protective pipe and the white light
is mounted below it and nice when I walk in the bush
after a downed predator, I also have a small red
filter to put over that light if I want to walk in
the bush with red.
I love windmill calling, its real fun! Or use a
highly elevated PLACE, EVEN A TALL LADDER – GET
HEIGHT AND SIT STILL!
Here is a
photo of the unit on its bracket without the rifle;
it takes less than 4 – 5 seconds to take it off the
rifle, all I do is
before I call is to centre the red light on an
object 70-100 m away so its dead straight,
then I start calling with dimmer on very low, and
scan with night vision then when animal approaches I
swop to this combo and put on the dimmer to its low
Here is the light shown with bracket from the front.
scope is a standard Simmons 2,5 -12 x 44 I never
found I needed to use anything bigger in diameter –
as far as I am concerned that’s all a myth of
needing to use massive scopes – why? We only shoot
100m or less, I have shot predators for over 20
years, never needed massive scopes……...
for designing this concept was simply because I walk
about 700m to a windmill from the bakkie, I know the
land so can walk in low light with a moon above me.
However the first spot I am at before nightfall,
it’s basically knowing how to get to the second one,
BUT a small, compact, light and
was needed, so I designed this concept, but as I say
it will be copied as sure as Dollars to Donuts! It
is real small and light in weight and easily
transported. I used a
hand held light for my rifle as sometimes a friend
goes with and he holds the torch to scan.
If you see
my calling DVD you will hear me discuss this
windmill calling / hunting, it is awesome, and my
last hunt in November 2008 I called and shot 5
Rooijakkalse in 3 hours from atop two different
windmills, all you need to have is a low flat dead
rest to shoot over, and keep your equipment to a few
things, this is why I made this bracket with a small
140 red light, not a big 170 rifle mounted light
force, this is perfect.
“ITEMS FOR THE WINDMILL HUNT”
Rifle with bracket.
In haversack I put a small battery for rifle light
Electronic caller and few hand calls
Spare small red/ white torch + AAA extras
Night vision binoculars / 2 way radio / Cell phone
EXTRA warm clothing
Done!!! Not much to carry at all.
With night vision, and hunting on a full moon
remember to try keep the moon behind you, as
looking direct into the way of the moon will
obscure the night vision image, try face
downwind and with the moon at your back, this is
not always possible but try, also remember to
not move to much as you will make a long shadow
from on top of the windmill, so keep still.
THESE TWO ARTICLES
( NIGHTVISION )
SPARE SMALL HUNTING KIT)
WINDMILL CALLING PART 2
Here are “MAJOR”
factors with regards to Windmill hunting; this is
the ultimate hunting style, after many jackal and
cat calling years, this is the very best style I
have yet tried! I will be honest, it is a new style
to me, BUT on every attempt I have klapped a dog
using it! I have hunted like this since 2007, and
Sitting on top of the
windmill you can see down- if you are hunting
areas with little open spaces, if you cant get
to it with a truck then sitting high is the
Your scent is lifted into
the air as hot air rises after a warm day,
jackals cant smell you from any direction,
chances are very slim indeed.
If you use a Foxpro
Scorpion you can switch the caller power off and
on at a distance so you DON’T have to get down
to turn it off between stands to save battery
You have no diesel and
other bakkie smells, very clean hunting area.
I personally spray urine
from a bottle into the air around me from on top
of the windmill; it helps to attract predators
after it settles.
The structure of that
windmill is a natural obstacle, and predators
don’t suspect it at all, it is on that farm
everyday in the same place.
Predators don’t look up.
If the windmill has a nice
water catchment area better still, it NATURALLY
lures predators to come drink your way!
You can hunt with ANY MOON
On full moon or smaller
use night vision to scan and then switch to a
dimmed red light to shoot, don’t use red to scan
with, just night vision.
No moon again try night
vision but also use normal red lights
Caller placement is best
slightly behind you and about 60-80 metres to
Keep moon behind you if
possible, and watch downwind if possible
ALWAYS know from what area
the moon with come over the mountains if using a
moon that will come out while you are calling,
otherwise you can see it in the sky before you
call so that’s easy to plan for.
Don’t move to much as from
above you will cast a long shadow.
After 35 minutes switch off the electronic
caller and just scan with NV or red light now
and again and observe.
Remember what I said here about a jackal with a
built in GPS!!!
is part of what I said in the above link!
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
Be relaxed, chill and
Sit still and just observe
your calling area, trust me predators can pin
point your EXACT location LONG after you stop
If the wind is blowing
slightly allow that mill to turn, it will squeak
etc, it is TOTALLY natural and will also hide
any small movement you do from above, to use a
windmill is a fantastic idea that works.
Think about this as I laid it out here below, if you
see this drawing you will see how my mind works –
and if you are SERIOUS
about killing jackal, you WILL ALSO do this!
Check this out!!!!
have no wind mills make a few tall towers etc, they
Lets say your farm is 5-7 kilos across, then put out
say at 3 windmills and be about 1,5 kilos apart,
then walk to all three every 2 hours apart. This way
you will sweep most of your farm in 6 hours, and be
able to call most of the areas.
have what I like to use, my style to call, see
caller to my side and behind me, when dog approaches
I put OFF caller at that star, and kiss with my
lips, he will stop, then it is time to close the
deal. See my typical layout here. This is with a
moon and using night vision. I try keep moon behind
REAL BAD DRAWINGS -----I CANT DRAW TO SAVE MYSELF!
a try, if you are hesitant I say just try! I will
get to insert a few pics soon of the actual set up.
knock this style – try it first!!