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    Default Any one else seeing lots of jakes?

    Last year my hunting properties were devoid of jakes. This year the jakes are running around in packs (minus one).

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    nice bird!, last year around my parts all i seen were hens, im gettting pics of jakes and toms now with a bunch of hens this year, looking good!

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    I’ve read where an abundance of jakes, was indicative of a good hatch the year before.....
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    Nice bird NP! Congratulations.
    I have not seen packs of jakes in many years. I remember having groups of 5-6 regularly come in to a decoy. In fact, they were annoying at one time. Hardly see them now.

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    The flock I saw sunday seemed a good mix of old toms, young toms and jakes. Granted it was a cold and windy day which I find limits movement. speaking to the land owner said he's seen 100's in the field. Will be interesting to see what happens the first warm sunny day i get.
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    That was my observation - tons of jakes. Flock of 6 jakes, one hen on Sunday. Flock of 5 jakes with a hen on Monday. (different farm).
    There are two toms that are always together in the trail cam pics, but I haven't heard them calling or seen them strutting.
    Very few hens. Does that mean they are already nesting? Spring is about 3 weeks ahead of time up here.

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    The jake in with a buddy; they broke away from 3 other jakes to my yelps and walked slow but steady to my feeding hen and funky chicken.
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    Nice. No love for me today. Was seeing a lot of mature Toms during pre-season scouting but only heard a few gobbles since the season opened. Might be time for plan B - move farms and if that don't work plan C - go fishing.
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    Nice pic of the jake with the early morning sun! Congratulations!

    I haven't seen many jakes yet but so far have only hunted the one property this season.

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