I have seen a couple posts on various message boards about people shooting jakes and sometimes I wonder why. My question is; other than it being somebodies first bird or taking one with a kid, why would somebody shoot a jake? I would think they would let the jake pass and wait for it till next year. I shot a jake the first year I fall hunted and ever since then I refuse to take one because I know that will be one less longbeard next year. Im not trying to take anything away from someone who shoots jakes but I just want to see what everybody thinks.