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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Minersville , PA
Oddly enough, same here in 3b and 4c.
And not just jakes....many fewer birds overall.....gobblers, hens, and jakes.
Last year I stopped counting unique jakes somewhere around 20. One group had 7.
I expected a bumper crop of 2yr old longbeards and it just wasn't the case
The one farm that had 9 Jakes that I saw (one group of 7 and a pair on the same morning) translated to 1 longbeard this year and he is in my freezer.
No idea where they all disappeared to.
This year I've seen a grand total 3 Jake's in 3 weeks and a lot of woods time.
I'm afraid last year's wet spring took its toll?....and this year feels worse.
I just can't figure why the lack of longbeards this season after last year's sightings.
Last edited by Matt / PA; 05-22-2019 at 03:33 PM.