Murray Howarth farms between Grahamstown & Port Elizabeth and have had to get rid of their sheep as a result of predation. They used to actively hunt jackal when they still had sheep but this is no longer the case. As a result the jackal have completely decimated all game, especially duiker on the property.
He desperately wants to reverse this trend but the option of allowing nature to take its course has certainly meant that he needs to somehow protect the game by other means. He seeks advice on the best options.
Dr. Gerhard Verdoorn replied:
"Find the full PMF Best Practices document for predation management on the PMF website at www.pmfsa.co.za. It should provide you with ideas on integrated predation management. However, in the short term I advise that you contact Francois Ferreira a licensed jackal hunter in your area. His numbers are 084 513 8159 and (042) 283 0325.