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Sawnee Mountain - 9/27/2014

Lower Pool Dam
770-654-7548

Greene County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs Youth Pheasant Hunt - 9/27/2014

Joe Mauer's property, Earlton
518-966-8906

JAKES Fun Day - 9/27/2014

Pat's Archery & Outdoors, 306 Hwy. 78, Jasper
205-221-6504

Big River Skeet Shoot - 9/27/2014

Trammel Camp, 24307 NE Charles Pippen Rd., Blountstown
850-447-1800

Spoon River Gobblers - 9/27/2014

Bill Mustread Farm, Smithfield
309-785-3581

Sauratown JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Walter & Becky Johnson's Farm, 973 Burton Road, Ruffin
336-427-4732

Marquette County Longbeards JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Montello Archery Range, N3736 SR 22, Montello
608-697-6162

Neil "Gobbler" Cost FUJI Jakes Event - 9/27/2014

Fuji Film Plant, 211 Pucketts Ferry Road, Greenwood
864-992-8683

Walt Buehmer JAKES Event - 9/27/2014

Busch Wildlife Conservation Area, Highway D, Defiance
314-560-4145

South GA JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Paradise PFA, 536 Paradise Drive, Enigma
404-316-1283

Slate Stone Strutters JAKES Event - 9/27/2014

Harbor Beach Gun Club, McIntosh Rd., Harbor Beach
989-917-0078

Spring River Toms JAKES Event - 9/27/2014

Baugh Flight Park, 6079 Incline Road, Reeds
417-388-2923

Mammoth Cave Chapter JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Bobby Saling's Farm, Ollie Road, Mammoth Cave
270-646-7241

Doddridge County Fantails Jakes Muzzleloading Shoot - 9/27/2014

Kevin Hutson Farm, 1705 Skelton Run, Wallace
304-782-4304

Beaver Creek Local JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Leetonia Sportsmans Club, 311 East High Street, Leetonia
330-532-5570

McCook Strutters Archery Day - 9/28/2014

Red Willow Lake, McCook
308-737-7337

Shawangunk Ride Longbeard Youth Sports's Day JAKES Event - 9/28/2014

Wallkill Rod & Gun Club Fish Pond, Wallkill
845-744-8198

Tattnall-Evans County Limbhangers JAKES Day - 10/4/2014

Evans Co. Wildlife Club, Highway 280, Claxton
912-334-0816

Annual JAKES Day - 10/4/2014

Stryker Sportsmen Club, County Road 20, Bryan
419-212-0152

JAKES Hunting Heritage Day - 10/4/2014

Tishomingo (Jackson Camp), Tishomingo
662-397-4345

Maple Country Extreme Jakes Dove Hunt - 10/4/2014

16766 Hosmer Road, Middlefield
440-313-7406

Kittatinny Gobblers JAKES Day - 10/11/2014

McGuire Chevrolet, Newton
973-229-2949

Fall Turkey Tune Up - 10/11/2014

San Vicent Reservoir, 12375 Moreno Avenue, Lakeside
619-445-1460

Big Buck/Doe Contest Thunderchickens of West Kentucky - 10/11/2014

Falders Farm Store, 1428 Cuba Road, Mayfield
270-804-5056

Cass River Gobblers JAKES Event - 10/11/2014

Marlette Sportsmen Club, 4260 White Creek Road, Kingston

11th Annual Wildlife Adventure Day - 10/11/2014

Rock Point Road, Newburg
301-751-6945

Melvern Wildlife Area Youth Waterfowl Hunt - 10/18/2014

Melvern Wildlife Area, Reading Office
620-699-3372

Central Wisconsin Youth Hunters Banquet - 10/18/2014

Wisconsin Rapids Elks Lodge #693, Wisconsin Rapids
715-572-7229

Flint Hills Wildlife Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt - 10/25/2014

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, Hartford
620-203-8514

Shenandoah Valley JAKES Day - 10/26/2014

Stonewall Ruritan Grounds, Clearbrook
540-667-8858

JAKES and WITO in the Outdoors Day - 10/28/2014

Rustling Meadows Hunt Club, Berlin
920-361-4566

Turkey Shoot, Big River Longbeards - 11/8/2014

State Road 20 at Bristol City Limits, Bristol
850-447-1800

Edgefield Chapter's Mentored Dove Hunts - 11/15/2014

Wild Turkey Center, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield
803-637-7408

Edgefield Chapter's Mentored Dove Hunts - 12/18/2014

Wild Turkey Center, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield
803-637-7408

Brass Monkey Winter Camp - 12/26/2014

Field across from 3349 Second Street, Wayland
616-291-1740

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot - 1/9/2015-1/10/2015

Chauncy Ranch YMCA Camp near Spring Valley
928-848-4549

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot - 1/23/2015-1/24/2015

Chauncy Ranch YMCA Camp near Spring Valley
928-848-4549

Juniors Turkey Hunting Camps - 4/16/2015-4/20/2015

Forests near Flagstaff, Alpine or Greer and Payson
928-848-4549


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Get Your Call On

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JAKES Online Poll

Who bought your JAKES or Xtreme JAKES membership?

My parents

40.9%

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25.7%

I did

13.2%

My grandparents

12.4%

Other friend or relative

7.8%


Total votes: 606


 


Box Calls

Turkey calls are the musical instruments of turkey hunting, and like learning to play a piano, guitar or fiddle, practice makes perfect. Of all turkey calls, friction calls are the easiest to use. Box calls, slate calls and push-button calls are types of friction calls and all work using the same principle--one piece is rubbed across the other to make sounds like a turkey. The most popular friction call is the box call. To use a box call, slide the lid (called the paddle) across the side of the box to make a yelp. A yelp is one call a turkey uses to answer another turkey's calls. It is also a way to bring flocks together after they have split up. On most box calls, one side of the box makes a higher-pitched sound than the other. This lets you imitate more than one bird, so you can make it seem like one bird is yelping and the other is answering. As you perfect the yelp, you can move on to harder calls such as the cluck, fly-down cackle and gobble. With a little practice, you'll be calling in gobblers in no time.