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#1281780 - 04/08/09 10:30 AM Jakes Jakes and more Jakes
Spoonbillmallard
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Registered: 10/23/08
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Loc: TN

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Has anyone noticed an abundant increase in the number of jakes on thier property? I know I have, I can't walk 100 yards without seeing one. I seen about 15 this morning. There is either no toms around my property or thier just over run with jakes. Never seen anything like it. And they gobble just like a tom too really decieving and frustrating especially after you have done called up 3. Just noticed this on my place didn't know if anyone else was experiancing this?
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#1281797 - 04/08/09 10:40 AM Re: Jakes Jakes and more Jakes [Re: Spoonbillmallard]
smstone22
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Allardt, TN

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We had a few on one farm I hunt but they have been killed already. On another place where they are protected(Thank the Lord) we have called up 7 so far. That is slightly above average.
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#1281868 - 04/08/09 11:41 AM Re: Jakes Jakes and more Jakes [Re: smstone22]
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Killbilly
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Registered: 07/15/05
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Called in 9 Saturday, one Monday evening and 5 this morning.
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#1281871 - 04/08/09 11:44 AM Re: Jakes Jakes and more Jakes [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
Coach B
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Registered: 04/06/01
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Loc: Marshall County, TN

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Yep, lots of reports of gobbling jakes in south mid TN. I take it as a good sign for next year.
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#1281887 - 04/08/09 12:05 PM Re: Jakes Jakes and more Jakes [Re: Coach B]
MRUTVOL
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Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 879
Loc: Goodlettsville,Tennessee,USA

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Yep...darn things are all over the places I hunt. The gobblers just kind of stand back and watch all the fuss before they come in if at all. I had 13 in one group come in and just assault my decoys. I had to just about run them off to keep them from tearing them all to pieces.
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#1281918 - 04/08/09 12:23 PM Re: Jakes Jakes and more Jakes [Re: MRUTVOL]
REN
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Registered: 10/24/07
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Loc: Wilson County, TN

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about normal in the places i hunt, maybe slightly higher. Landowner killed 3 of them already in on of the places though (sucks) and he doesnt even turkey hunt
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#1281921 - 04/08/09 12:24 PM Re: Jakes Jakes and more Jakes [Re: REN]
Baxter83
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Registered: 09/03/08
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Loc: Winchester, TN

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Yep. We've been seeing more than usual out here around AEDC.
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#1282118 - 04/08/09 03:42 PM Re: Jakes Jakes and more Jakes [Re: Baxter83]
CopperHead77
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Registered: 08/20/07
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Seems normal around here,only seen 4 so far.
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#1282182 - 04/08/09 04:53 PM Re: Jakes Jakes and more Jakes [Re: CopperHead77]
captain hook
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Registered: 11/20/07
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Loc: Knoxville

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They are a nuisance this year, every where I have hunted has been infested with the dam things. I got into them today in the mtns, and they went flat crazy, then left unharmed.
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#1282256 - 04/08/09 05:48 PM Re: Jakes Jakes and more Jakes [Re: captain hook]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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Registered: 08/15/07
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we have several, but still below average, thank the lord we have a lot than the last two years. We have killed 6 on my place an 5 of then have had 1" or better spurs.
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