Is it frowned upon to shoot a jake? (2023)

Is it OK to shoot a Jake?

According to the NWTF, there's no biological reason that exists on whether or not hunters should kill a jake. If a jake is taken legally, no biological backlash comes from harvesting that bird, other than reducing the potential of 2 year olds that could be in the area the following year.

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Is a Jake considered a gobbler?

Generally, people define a jake turkey as a one-year-old bird. They can also sometimes be confused with hens in the field. What is a gobbler? A gobbler or tom turkey is a mature male bird.

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Can you shoot Jakes in Louisiana?

In Louisiana it is legal to shoot Jakes, the one-year-old gobblers. Some states do not allow this and regulate the harvest with a minimum beard length. The annual harvest of Jakes in the state accounts for about 15 to 20 percent of the annual harvest, several hundred birds.

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Can you shoot a Jake in Tennessee?

Bag limit: 2 bearded turkeys, only one can be a jake; no more than 1 per day. Adult gobbler must have at least one of the following: a beard longer than 6 inches, tail feathers are all the same length, wing feathers have white barring all the way to the tip, a spur that is at least 1/2 inch long.

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Is a Jake considered a bearded turkey?

They also have a “beard”—a tuft of black, hair-like strands—protruding from their chest. On adult gobblers (called toms), the beard can be 7-9 inches or more in length, but on young gobblers (called jakes) the beard is <6 inches long.

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Is it OK to headshot a deer?

Under no circumstance should you ever take a head shot on a deer — with gun or bow.

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How long does a turkey stay a Jake?

Jakes are young turkeys, it's a general consensus that a Jake is a one year old turkey, so he hasn't had much time to grow his beard out.

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What do you call a girl turkey?

Adult female turkeys are called hens. Juvenile females are called jennies. Adult females average half the size of male turkeys.

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What should you not do while hunting?

Deer Hunting Mistakes
  • Not Practicing Enough.
  • Checking Trail Cameras Too Often.
  • Scouting Balance.
  • Planning Access Routes.
  • Clothing Choice.
  • Forgetting Equipment.
  • Scent Control and Wind Direction.
  • Hunting the Wrong Conditions.
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Are deer scared of gunshots?

Haveing shot guns go off while hunting birds ect. seems like it would run the deer out or make them nocternal as does gun season. What is a good way to ensure good deer hunting as well as useing the land for other hunting as well? Guns immediately scare deer but eventually they do return in time to their former area.



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