So during my scouting this spring getting ready for the GS, I have noticed a more jakes than I usually do, has anybody else seen this same thing out of curiosity? What do you think is the average jake to tom ratio throughout the each unit?
I have seen dozens of jakes, but I've also seen quite a few long beards as well. I think part of it is that the jakes tend to be grouped up in biker gangs of 5-12 birds all together, whereas I haven't seen more than 3 or 4 mature toms in the same group so it seems like there are a lot more jakes. I have no idea what the true ratio is though. Would be pretty hard to quantify through any other method than hunter harvest.
It still surprises me how many jakes I see in my areas each year but don't see all those jakes turning into the toms the following years. Just an interesting observation from my vantage point (probably skewed)
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