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Offline kjb-4320

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using a jake fan
« on: April 02, 2011, 07:06:20 AM »
How many of you use just  a jake tail fan and if you do how do you go about doing it. I saved one from last year that i would like to use with my decoy set up but don't want to wreck my good decoys. I was thinking something like 1/4 inch plywood with a stick and painted or something like that. It's getting close to my season and i don't want to wait until the last minute to try this out.
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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 09:53:27 AM »
I have 2 of them. Never did draw a turkey in ##$%#1118
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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 09:58:58 AM »
If you are going to use a jake fan the first thing you have to do is raise the two center feathers to make them even with the rest , a Tom will see that it is a Jake fan and pass it by otherwise .
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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 02:51:47 PM »
never used one....but the jake decoy near a hen makes them mad...I know they come to fight adult gobblers my partner uses a pretty boy decoy and it worked really good @--0--0118
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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 04:55:19 PM »
If you are going to use a jake fan the first thing you have to do is raise the two center feathers to make them even with the rest , a Tom will see that it is a Jake fan and pass it by otherwise .

Don't you mean the outside feathers as the inside are the high ones on a Jake. If you do even up the tail features then you  have an adult Tom.

I have this plastic Jake deal that just stands-up there on a decoy stake. You fan out the stake into 3 prongs to keep the fan spread out. Problem is you have to faltten it out the night beofre. You could roll it up but the plastic has too much memory. I just did not have any success with it. Lone hens seem to draw the big boy in. ##$%#1118
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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 07:10:30 AM »
Believe it or not, I think it is a lot like deer hunting. It really depends on the ratio of hens to Toms. A Tom who already has a bunch of hens and not much competition will not pay as much attention to a Jake as one who has to fight for every hen he has. So Jake decoys may work some places and not well in others.

I say try it, maybe on a cheap rubber Jake decoy setup right behind a laying hen. See what happens. If the Tom thinks his hen is about to be "sired" by another male... it might bring him in. If it doesn't work after a while, try something else maybe like just hen decoys.
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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 07:33:40 AM »
I have a B-Mobile and I have had to save him many times in the past form getting his butt whooped.
Never used a Jake though.
If I had a choice I would go with a gobbler decoy.
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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 07:41:33 AM »
used a jake tailfan many times and it works great if u have a hen decoy and a jake strutting with her and a gobbler see it most of the time the fights on . heres a little example if u was in high school and a senior and a freshman was trying to ask ur girlfriend out and u really thouight u loved her would u let a pimply face freshman take her out i doubt it or atleast there would be a fight .


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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 11:15:06 AM »
I have neve rused a jake fan but I know people who have and works that being said you have to careful becaus eif you have a high population of jakes in the area they will gang up on a gobbler and run him off- so if the gobbler sees a jake fan he may be conditioned to avoid it because he got whooped by 5 or 6 jakes-- The gobbler fan would work better cause he may only face 1 bird to get the hen--  This wa sthe case in Texas when we hunted there if you saw jakes and I mean 10-15 in a group you pulled up and left cause you would see no gobblers-- I would use it with a hen decoy any which way make look like he is following her. @--0--0101
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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 11:40:15 AM »
We use a jake fan on the B-mobile.  We actually cut the beard down on it since its so big to start with.  last year in combination with the jake fan on the B-mobile and two hens we had two birds long beards on the ground in just a 15 minute hunt. I would say it works all depends on the time of year too.
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Re: using a jake fan
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2011, 06:09:17 PM »
I found one , two or three hens alone were more effective than a Tom decoy.  @--0--0109
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