Jackal are quite popular trophies for African hunters. They are well known as scavengers but in reality they primarily hunt down small prey themselves.
Jackal Huntable Species
- Golden Jackal - Canis aureus
- Black or Silver-Backed Jackal - Canis mesomelas
- Side-Striped Jackal - Canis adustus
Where To Hunt A Jackal
Essentially, the black-backed jackal occurs in 2 separate ranges - in southern and east Africa. The side-striped jackal occurs in central and west Africa and overlaps with the black-backed jackal on the edges of their range. The golden jackal occurs right across northern Africa the Middle East and Asia.
- You can hunt a black-backed jackal in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
- You can hunt a side-striped jackal in Ethiopia, northern Namibia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In South Africa the side-striped jackal only occurs in the far north-east (Mpumalanga & KZN coast) and it is listed as a TOPS species, thus requiring a special hunting permit. Side-striped jackel do occur in the far north of Botswana but will not be huntable there now.
- You can hunt a golden jackal in Ethiopia only.
- No jackals of any sort may be hunted in Mozambique.
Jackal Hunting Prices (For Informative Use Only)
- In Botswana you can hunt a black-backed jackal on private hunting areas for a trophy fee of around US$100 to US$150.
- In Namibia most huntable jackals will be black-backed jackals with trophy fees of around US$70 to US$100. The side-striped jackal occurs in the far north but most outfitters do not specify the jackal sub-species on their trophy lists. In some instances, private landowners may allow jackals to be hunted for free.
- In Zambia, both side-striped and black-backed jackals maybe hunted and some outfitters do not specify the type. The licence fee for both types of jackal is in the range of US$100 with trophy fees of US$400 to US$600.
- In Zimbabwe, both side-striped and black-backed jackals maybe hunted and again some outfitters do not specify the type. The trophy fees for either type of jackal range between US$50 to US$350.
- Most jackal hunting in South Africa will be for the black-backed jackal where they may be hunted for free or for trophy fees ranging from US$50 to US$300. If you are hunting a side-striped jackal in the north-east, you could pay a trophy fee of US$150 to a hefty US$650.
- In Tanzania the black-backed jackal is available on a 16 & 21 day licence with a Government trophy fee of US$250. Add on Community Development/anti-poaching fees and the jackal trophy fee can be between US$290 and US$850. Occasionally the black-backed jackal is listed as a silver-backed jackal on Tanzanian trophy lists - it is the same animal.
- Where you can hunt a jackal in Uganda, it could be a black-backed or side-striped jackal with a trophy fee of about US$120.
- In Ethiopia, all three jackal subspecies can be hunted. The trophy fee for a golden jackal is about US$160 and the others around US$100. If you are a jackal connoisseur and want to hunt a particular jackal type, check with your outfitter because the trophy list descriptions of jackals can be confusing - you can find silver striped, common and black striped jackals listed! Interestingly, the golden jackal may not actually be a jackal as it is more closely related to wolves, coyotes and Ethiopian wolves.