Jackal hunting

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Where to hunt Jackal

Jackals belong to the dog family genus that includes coyotes and wolves. Two species of Jackal occur in sub-Saharan Africa, namely the Black-backed Jackal and the Side-striped Jackal. This posting is dedicated to the Black-backed Jackal, the more common of the two species which occurs in Southern and Eastern Africa. They can readily be hunted in Namibia, Botswana, South-western Zimbabwe, Southern Mozambique, Uganda and Tanzania.

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On private land, these animals are often classified as vermin and can be hunted for free as a trophy of opportunity on many territories in Namibia and South Africa. However, if specifically hunted as a trophy or on a night hunt, the trophy fee may range from $50-150. The daily rates for a plains game or night hunt in South Africa and Namibia are in the vicinity of $350-$450 per day. In Zimbabwe and Mozambique, you will be required to book a minimum of a 7-10 day hunt, with a daily rate of $600-$700 and pay a trophy fee of approximately $200 for a Jackal and in Tanzania, trophy fees are around $540-700, with a daily rate of approximately $1,200 per day.

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When to hunt Jackal?

Jackals may be hunted year-round In South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. In Mozambique, Jackals are only hunted during the hunting season which opens on April 1 and closes on November 30. Likewise, most Jackals are shot in Tanzania also coincides with the hunting season which is from July to December. The best months for hunting Jackals are the dry winter and autumn months in Southern Africa when the vegetation is sparser and this being the main hunting season

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Many private landowners in Namibia and South Africa request hunters to shoot jackals on site. So if you are not on a stalk, you may be requested to come to the farmer’s aid. Being a nocturnal animal, most Jackals are encountered in the early morning or late afternoon when on the prowl for something to eat. Taken during this time it is considered a trophy of opportunity. When hunting at night, Jackals can be called with a predator caller while the hunter sits in a shooting chair on a well-camouflaged vehicle. When the jackal appears, a spotlight will be used to illuminate the animal giving you time to find it in the scope and take a quick shot. Jackals are only fooled once and if missed the first time will not respond to a predator caller again. Bowhunting from a blind over water can prove successful as well. Beware, if a Jackals behave strangely it may be carrying rabies.

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Why hunt Jackal?

Jackals are medium-sized omnivore scavengers that feed off carrion, fruit and will hunt large insects, hares, mice, rats and small lambs. Jackal hunting can be intensely difficult where jackals are hunted regularly. They are extremely alert and cunning, wily creatures usually scenting you when approaching upwind towards a predator caller, so best you use a remote-controlled device. For the avid bowhunter, this is a real challenge and it is not easy to get them to approach close enough for a shot when using a caller. Full mounted Jackals make an interesting mount and if you can collect enough pelts, they make a fantastic skin blanket known locally as a kaross.

Eastern Cape Plains Game Safaris 1x1

Eastern Cape Plains Game Safaris 1x1

10 1 review
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Black-backed jackal, Baboon, Black springbok, Black wildebeest, Blue duiker...
Trip duration: 7 - 14 days
Season: 1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
Price from
$3,225
for 7 days, 1 hunter

Game Hunt 1x1

9.9 4 reviews
Namibia
Black-backed jackal, Baboon, Black wildebeest, Blue wildebeest, Burchells zebra...
Trip duration: 1 - 10 days
Season: 1 Mar 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
Price from
$470
for 1 day, 1 hunter
1:1 Plains Game Trophy Hunt

1:1 Plains Game Trophy Hunt

10 1 review
North West, South Africa
Black-backed jackal, Baboon, Black impala, Black springbok, Black wildebeest...
Trip duration: 3 - 21 days
Season: 1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
Price from
$870
for 3 days, 1 hunter
Jackal

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