As I was reading the hyena thread it reminded me of the current trend in charging an absurd amount for jackal trophy fees. Considering most ranchers shoot them on sight and routinely try to rid themselves of as many as possible, I have to snort when I see the trophy fees being attached to the shooting of jackals. Many are in the $100-$200 range. Personally I think this is nothing more than a money grab in the trophy fee department. If operators want to charge a skinning/handling fee as per other trophies that is fine, but in my view the trophy fees being charged for a 'varmint' are unjustified. It would be exactly the same thing if I was to charge a trophy fee on every coyote shot by deer or bear hunters where I live. I wouldn't dream of doing it and hunters would shake their head in disbelief if I tried it. In the 'olden days' jackals and baboons were FREE..............what caused the change? Perhaps there are reasons for this that I am not aware of. I hope there are some good ones, because I just don't see any justiable reason for it.