Jakes Fooled Me

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by ky.longbeard, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. ky.longbeard

    ky.longbeard 10 pointer

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    I haven't been seeing turkeys in the field where my grandson shot his opening day of youth season.So I thought I better be looking somewhere else so yesterday and day before yesterday I just went and listened. I heard turkeys both mornings. This morning I left the house extra early and got in tight where I could see good and they started gobbling there heads off. Fly down and datgum jakes goobling and struting ! I would have bet they were Long Beards !
     
  2. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

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    To each is there own. But come daylight tomorrow a jake better not walk infront of me and my daughter he will not make another sunrise. Haha
    Some of the best most exciting hunts i ever had envolved jakes. They can be just as smart as a 2 or 3 year old and vice versa i have seen 2 and 3 year olds act as dumb as any jake i have came across. Im about the meat and experience more then i am size if beards and spurs.
    I have also killed jakes that were as big as most gobblers i have killed. Depends on seversl things but some jakes can be a pretty good size by this time if year. Some have a mature gobble and some dont etc.

    Good luck to you in the morning eitherway. Hope you get the one your after.
     
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  3. Outdoorsman12

    Outdoorsman12 6 pointer

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    Let mr Jake strut in front of me...
    Bad day for him...beautiful day for me! I'm a equal opportunity turkey killer haha
     
  4. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 12 pointer

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    Ive killed several jakes over the years that put on better shows than most 2-3 yr olds.
     
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  5. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

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    Exactly!
     
  6. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    If he gobbles like a Tom he can get rolled like one, too. I don’t discriminate.
     
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  7. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    I’ve seen a good number of jakes gobble like old birds. Can’t always be sure until they’re in front of you. I don’t shoot jakes but they eat like any of them.
     
  8. kill'n and grill'n

    kill'n and grill'n Fawn

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    I’ll shoot a Jake if it’s towards the end of the season and I still have a tag to fill. A Jake sandwich taste a lot better than a tag sandwich
     
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  9. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Jakes taste better than old gobblers. My goal is one of each.
     

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