Smack Down!

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Smack Down!

Postby allen.riggs » May 14th, 2012, 11:53 pm

Went out this evening and sat by the old stump where i have seen a lot of turkeys walking by. The sun was getting a little low when three hens came in. I waited, motionless, for a few minutes. Pretty soon, two Jakes showed up. I didn't want a Jake, although I was going to take one if a Tom didn't show up. The minutes seemed like hours, no Tom. Finally, I took the largest Jake. His beard is about an inch and a half long, but his body size is decent. I shot him from 30 yards with my SX3 using HeviShot's Hevi 13 #6. He hit the dirt and didn't even try getting up. I'll put him in the oven tomorrow and cook him up.MMMM....One more day till the spring season ends. Maybe i'll get that Tom tomorrow.

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Re: Smack Down!

Postby bamabirdbuster13 » May 15th, 2012, 9:14 am

congrats them jakes eat too
Imma give him a headache B.C cant fix

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Re: Smack Down!

Postby dewey » May 15th, 2012, 9:52 am

Congratulations on the Jake Allen and welcome to the T&TH forum. Like bama said jakes are good for eating. Where are you from and where do you hunt at? How many tags do you have left?

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Re: Smack Down!

Postby maineute » May 15th, 2012, 10:31 am

Congratulations, don't over cook him, 160 on the meat thermometer.

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Re: Smack Down!

Postby onpoint » May 19th, 2012, 7:16 am

Amen on the Jakes bein' good groceries. :D I prefer my bird fried in nugget fashion. If you're interested in a good recipe, you can respond here or pm me
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