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CaptJJ
05-15-2013, 04:30 PM
Took this jake yesterday with my 10 year old Martin Altitude, shot was close and I got it on video with a bow mounetd camera. The two jakes went by, then only decided to come in after one of the two hens they were with wanted to check out my DSD hen decoy. The first jake had a short stubby beard; I took the second, larger one that came running in after the first jake tried to mount the deke.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/100_2254_zpsc793c92d.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/100_2257_zpsbe4f0a83.jpg

CaptJJ
05-15-2013, 04:32 PM
Stills from the video, first jake and a hen:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/5-14-1_zps19d10f4d.jpg

Here he comes from the left:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/5-14-1_zps2724bf64.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/5-14-11_zpsb5e7d0b2.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/5-14-3_zpsab2f16de.jpg

CaptJJ
05-15-2013, 04:32 PM
He's down:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/5-14-5_zpsf080cbfe.jpg

andy_camping
05-15-2013, 04:40 PM
Nice Capt., how's the black flies up there? I'm headed up for a rafting trip this weekend.

CaptJJ
05-16-2013, 11:08 AM
Thanks Andy. I'm hearing mixed reports on the black flies, it has been dry which limits where they can breed and keeps their numbers down. They never get too bad around here; misquitoes were starting to show but a couple colnights stooped that. What river are you going down?

Lung Buster
05-16-2013, 12:12 PM
Nice looking bird! He definitely looks like the dominant male there. He looks pretty close to being a young mature bird. I couldn't tell how close his fan was to being even all the way around. Congrats!!!

andy_camping
05-16-2013, 07:18 PM
Hudson, from Indian Lake down

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-16-2013, 07:28 PM
Great job Capt!!!!!





Hutch:cool:

typically8
05-16-2013, 11:17 PM
those pics are great. congrats on the bird.

dzsmith
05-17-2013, 10:10 AM
congrats.....i turkey hunted harder this year than i ever have, and could not take a bird in mississippi....but most avid turkey hunters i know from my area besides poachers didnt kill any birds this year. my cousin mark limits out every year at my uncles hunting camp.....he couldnt kill a bird this year. i also saw very few hens laying or split up by the end of the season...its like they never got bred

CaptJJ
05-17-2013, 07:22 PM
Hudson, from Indian Lake down

Just up the road from me, less than an hour drive. The upper Hudson Gorge is pretty cool.:cool:

Plainsman
05-18-2013, 03:37 PM
Great take. Nice setup too. Congrats..