Jake, tom, or both?

Bird Beast Behaviors, Hunting Stories, Pictures, Tactics, Q&A.
User avatar
Casper
500 Club
Posts: 974
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:20 am
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/casper.kohlnhofer
Location: South Central WI
Status: Offline

Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby Casper » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:08 am

Muddys success got me thinking. Do you wait out for a tom or are you in the mindset a turkey is a turkey?


The Healthy Herd Pro Staff
WiBowhuntress
Posts: 462
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:28 am
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby WiBowhuntress » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:10 am

Always holding out for a longbeard when I'm carrying my gun...but for my first kill with the bow, I will take a jake if presented a shot. After I get that under my belt, I will probably continue holding out for a longbeard again.
User avatar
PredatorTC
500 Club
Posts: 2742
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:50 pm
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby PredatorTC » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:11 am

With the bow i would take a jake, but with the gun, it has to be a tom unless its the last day or two
User avatar
Hilts
Posts: 297
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:47 am
Location: Bayfield County
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby Hilts » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:12 am

Tom only until sunday at noon, then it's the first bearded bird I see.
User avatar
huntinfool14
500 Club
Posts: 601
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:17 am
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby huntinfool14 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:19 am

id only shoot a tom, only other possibility would be a bearded hen..i havent gotten one of those yet
BGHUNTER
Posts: 651
Joined: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:31 am
Facebook: bgrangerhunter@live.com
Location: Crystal River, Florida
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby BGHUNTER » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:00 am

Tom at least till Saturday.
User avatar
Ack
Posts: 2911
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:52 pm
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby Ack » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:16 pm

Toms only.......until the last couple days of season. Usually not a problem though!
User avatar
MOBIGBUCKS
Posts: 3011
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:21 pm
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:39 am

Toms only for me.
User avatar
Casper
500 Club
Posts: 974
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:20 am
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/casper.kohlnhofer
Location: South Central WI
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby Casper » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:03 am

My answer to the question. I've only shot one jake and that was about an hour before closing time on Sunday (two springs ago). Only way I'll shoot a jake is if its the last minute on Sunday.
The Healthy Herd Pro Staff
Osprey
Posts: 90
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:53 pm
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby Osprey » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:37 am

Just depends on my mood for the day. We can take two birds for the season in MD, happy to take a jake for one of them. Haven't been seeing many birds around my place lately so I don't think I'll be too picky this spring.
User avatar
muddy
Posts: 8590
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:04 am
Location: Hawkeye State of Mind
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby muddy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:03 am

A bird in the hand is worth 3 in the bush rings true for me, especially now that I have kids. I just don't have the time to commit to hunting that I once had. If I'm gun hunting in my home state on a cheaper tag then I'll hold out a little longer for a longbeard.
http://www.iowawhitetail.com
Leading the way for habitat and management information

"It's a good thing you don't need commas and colons to kill deer" -seaz
User avatar
Dewey
Moderator
Posts: 33368
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:57 pm
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:14 am

I am trying to get my first turkey plus I will be hunting with my bow so I will take what I can get.
Either one would be a trophy in my eyes.
User avatar
PLB
500 Club
Posts: 6975
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:49 pm
Location: NE Wisconsin
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby PLB » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:15 am

I got two tags so my tag for the second period has to be a Tom! I've never shot a jake so I would do that on Sunday of the 6th period if I need too!
Obsession Bows
Lone Wolf Alpha and sticks
User avatar
BackWoodsHunter
500 Club
Posts: 3011
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:13 am
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:46 pm

I've never shot a turkey before and was only on one hunt with my dad when I was about 12 and saw him shoot one but I'm going it alone so that being said if its got a beard I'm pulling the trigger can't be picky til after ya get that first one under your belt...its a confidence thing
"The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind." Fred Bear
User avatar
lungbuster
500 Club
Posts: 1649
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:18 am
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WFTF
Location: Mt. Horeb, Wi.
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Jake, tom, or both?

Unread postby lungbuster » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:22 pm

They all eat the same :mrgreen: If I have a good bunch of jakes on my place I have no problem taking one, but generally not on the first or second day....If I am not seeing too many jakes then they all get a pass, it's tough killing anything when your bowhunting and self videoing, but I don't want to kill off too many of next years stock.


  • Advertisement

Return to “Turkey Hunting”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests