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Postby silvestris » January 7th, 2009, 3:05 am

I have sinned in the past, but I am getting too close to the pearly gates to intentionally sin again, unless I was to take up fall hunting.  Killing a jake ain't no sin in the fall.  It is just a different game.
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Postby greyghost » January 7th, 2009, 3:15 am


Longbeards....jakes are out for adults in Mississippi....

Thanks Morgan I was trying to remember what State did not allow Jakes in the Spring.

Never hunted Mississippi by the way. [;)]


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Postby shaman » January 7th, 2009, 3:26 am

I'll shoot a jake. I've taken one as my first bird of the season. I've taken one as my last bird. Then again, I'll pass on them some times too.  It all depends. One of the big issues for me has been trying to get my hunting out of the way, because I have two sons that have been depending on me on the weekends.  Now I have one of the two off hunting on his own.  If I can get Lil' Angus on a bird during Yute Season, it will leave me more time and I can be more picky.
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Postby Turkeybuster » January 7th, 2009, 6:16 am

I will shoot a jake without regret however as shaman said it does depend on the situation.

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Postby turkeydoghunter » January 7th, 2009, 6:36 am


Define "grey beards".
maybe one day you will understand

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Postby JPH » January 7th, 2009, 9:24 am

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Define "grey beards".
maybe one day you will understand

Pretty much answered my question righ there.
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Postby Cut N Run » January 7th, 2009, 9:48 am

I've never taken a Jake by personal choice. It is legal, but it is counter-productive at the places I hunt.  To kill a jake now, means just one fewer longbeard I get the pleasure of seeing & hunting in the future.
I'm not about killing button bucks either.  Shot one by accident in 30 years of deer hunting.  That button might grow up to be the biggest buck on the property one day...if he gets the chance. 
I'd rather go home empty handed than shoot juveniles.
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Postby grizzly » January 7th, 2009, 11:21 am

i'll shoot a jake but only at the end of the season. hereh in n.y. we get 2 tags i'll hunt long breads only up to the last few days if i've'nt got one by then i'll take one jake  love turkey meat

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Postby mark hay » January 7th, 2009, 11:40 am

as stated many times , i hunt most of our seasons on public areas. i've taken several jakes over the years as well as let some walk , and some that walked really made for a memorable hunt.
but as more grey shows in my short beard, and the more i learn about turkeys and turkey hunting, the more i want only longbeards, in either season.
there are some really old birds being taken in the private hills near my home. i'm still lookin' for that ''well hooked longbeard on public''.
i encouraged my boys to ''work what is workable'' when they first started. i think it helps with personal confidence to get that first or second bird no matter what it may be , jake or longbeard.

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Postby Steve_In » January 7th, 2009, 12:59 pm

With limited time to hunt I will take a Jake with no regrets.
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