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#3224051 - 04/16/13 11:43 PM Re: Jakes vs. Toms - Question [Re: shopson]
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Registered: 09/01/11
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Loc: Ft. Campbell/Montgomery co.

What weevil said
I have hunted almost every day of my life.... the rest have been wasted

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#3224186 - 04/17/13 08:21 AM Re: Jakes vs. Toms - Question [Re: Elmer]
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Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 1127
Loc: south TN

I believe that large groups of jakes will run off gobblers, but I don't think that is the sole reason. Turkeys have a big range, and that may have been them big gobblers area that time of year. They probably just moved on, along with the jakes taking over.

I think there are different types of jakes. Some jakes are what I call baby jakes that hardly gobble or strut. You also see jakes that gobble and strut with hens like longbeards. I have seen big jake flocks seemingly ignore hens, and just fight amongst themselves and with any longbeard. They are kinda like mean gangs if you no what I mean.
I think alot of this has to do with the ages of the jakes, like some may be a couple of months older, but im no biologist. It could also have to do with a lack of longbeards around.

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