1st wild turkey taken was a flying jake

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1st wild turkey taken was a flying jake

Post by quavers16 » March 6th, 2016, 2:28 pm

I just read the great post on JAKES by GOBBLER, I believe. Up here in New YORK, I had no mentor and started Spring turkey hunting at age 30! Near the end of my 5th Spring- I was still to (break the ice). Walked in with another turkey hunter and a gobbler flushed from a tree. My new partner scored on the wing and then a jake flushed out and I had a good lead and fired. So, my 1st wild turkey was a flying jake at the end of my 5th Spring. I believe, that there was just a few days left---so around May 27-28.
That was in 1994 and the month before, I won a registered skeet 12 gauge doubles competition in the light rain and wind with a score of 92 out of 100. That score would lose on a sunny calm day! I was so happy to take my 1st turkey after 5 years of nearly or more then 100 hours hunting in the Spring woods. Up to 108 wild turkeys so far on public lands. That was my 1st and last flying Spring jake- although, I have taken some Fall turkeys on the wing-easy pickins as Dwayne Bland wrote. All the rest have been called up though.

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Re: 1st wild turkey taken was a flying jake

Post by OLE RASPY » March 6th, 2016, 7:40 pm

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