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trkynut54
 
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What do you shoot?

Postby trkynut54 » February 5th, 2009, 4:56 pm

When hunting spring gobblers do you shoot only Longbeards or do you shoot Jakes, or both?
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RE: What do you shoot?

Postby Cut N Run » February 5th, 2009, 5:24 pm

Longbeards. 
 I have a good lease that does not get a bunch of pressure, it has quality habitat, and space for birds to grow up.  For us, taking a jake this year is just one fewer longbeard in the future.  We let kids or guest first-timers take a jake, but the other 3 of us who hunt that land stick with hunting the big boys.
 
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RE: What do you shoot?

Postby swpatrkyhunter » February 5th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Longbeards.
 
In the fall I will shoot a hen but even then I try to keep from shooting jakes. The are the next generation of longbeards after all!

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RE: What do you shoot?

Postby wisturkeyhunter » February 5th, 2009, 7:53 pm

If its one of the earlier spring seasons I'm waiting because its best part of the season and tags are hard to come by so I cherish them. Later seasons with over the counter tags I'll shoot a jake if I'm in the right mood.

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RE: What do you shoot?

Postby wordbird » February 5th, 2009, 8:01 pm

I will shoot a jake in the fall but not in the spring if I can help it. The last one I shot was in the spring of '06 and it was because I had been out of commission with back surgery and it was the last of the season. I didn't want to get skunked.
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RE: What do you shoot?

Postby icdedturkes » February 5th, 2009, 8:12 pm

One tag, I aint in no way pullin trigger on a jake. Two year olds, well them cocky lil fellars got a problem on there hand.
 
With all this being said, when guiding others, they are free to choose to shoot whatever bearded bird they want.

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RE: What do you shoot?

Postby NastyRack » February 6th, 2009, 2:45 am

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RE: What do you shoot?

Postby Fan Club » February 6th, 2009, 2:58 am

Longbeards only.
 
I'll eat a tag before shooting a jake, which has been noted, is next year's long beard. Only first timers are allowed to take jakes in these parts (man law). On the lease in Missouri, longbeards only.
 
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RE: What do you shoot?

Postby Ozarks Hillbilly » February 6th, 2009, 4:04 am

Longbeard's only Spring and Fall.

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RE: What do you shoot?

Postby sonofdsouth72 » February 6th, 2009, 4:31 am

longbeards only for will let my wife and kids shoot a jake if they want .
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