"Jakers" The Wild Eastern Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SterlingAcres, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    We have lots of wild turkeys around here too. 10 years ago we rarely saw them.
    Oh, you dont WANT to eat Jakers,lol![​IMG]
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:We've had turkeys before, though not wild versions. I can make the sounds with my mouth, no artificial turkey calls required. My parents used to take me to the Bloomsburg Fair to watch people watch me call to the toms in the cages. [​IMG] Some people are weird...
     
  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    LOL...Ive seen that at outdoor shows and on tv..turkey calling contests...even little kids can do it pretty good..

    Would have loved to hear you do it hear. Im pretty good with hand calls.
    Maybe we can have you go along next spring and call them in for us....heehehehehee

    Just a 5 min to 30 min walk up onto the blue mtn behind the house.

    charlie
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:LOL! My father's made me call him birds in before.
    Jakers is out here calling his head off. I've been hearing him since 6am this morning. He sounds REALLY lonely. Poor guy [​IMG]
     
  5. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

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    I have a little girl I hatched out in July. She was raised with a few bantam chicks and is free range w/ the rest of the poultry. She has become very tame. Do you think she will become wild when she gets bigger? I really want her to stick around but if she sees a flock of her own kind do you think she will go with them?
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I just want to say ...They all look DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

    Please invite me over for thanksgiving this year [​IMG] I'll cook if you cull.
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Deal! [​IMG]
     
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    have you ever had wild turkey before? its darker meat and much juicier. We usually have both for Thanksgiving. 2 years ago my son shot a wild one about 26 pounds. Lots of them here.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    Yup i normally always get one every year here, but i only got out a few times and i called jody's in for her to take, all though we had a big mature tom coming in, we had a hen bust us and the younger tom was with her, so i said just take the younger tom, i figured id come back foir the big fella later, but never found the time to get back up there at it.. I just didnt get out enough and should have taken the few jakes i managed to call in but passed them all up.

    here's last seasons spring 2007
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    fall turkey 2007, me and jody each took a hen, we where checking my trap line and came upon a flock of about 30 hens, we each had 22 lr. both shot togeather and both got a turkey. that was a day i'll never forget. Made a great T-DAY dinner and BBQ for a few days after.[​IMG]

    spring 2006[​IMG]

    i could post hunting pic's till i turn blue..

    thats a nice bird he got there, are wild easterns we hunt here hardly ever get over 23lbs. but there are some ive taken had close to 13" beards on them..1-1/2" spurs..

    Charlie
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Quote:Nice pics Charlie! I too could share hutning pics till I turned blue [​IMG]
    Nice bird SterlingAcres.
     

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