Jakes/Jakes Extreme

Here is the link to the Jakes Take Aim Trailer request form.






















2018 Jakes Hunt Application https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B531z-6qp9_zSjVna1BDR1UycUo1NjhjWk1wUzl0d2EyZXI4/view?sp=sharing___________________________________________________________

Here are a few pictures from the Northern Illinois Thundering Toms Jakes Day
held June 25th at Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center.

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The kids had a great time at the 3rd season youth turkey hunt at Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center near Pecatonica, IL. Every year 5 kids per season are invited to hunt at TYCEC. NWTF and ICF partner to put on this incredible weekend for the kids. They had a blast!  https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B531z-6qp9_zUnJEMHZrX1dPQkU&usp=sharing


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NWTF's Northern Illinois Thundering Toms Chapter held a JAKES Day June 27th at
Tortenson Youth Conservation Education Center in Pecatonica, IL
Youth participated in fishing, shooting, archery and the IDNR Conservation Trailer.
There was a demonstration at lunchtime from Hoo Haven. The 85-100 Jakes
memberships will be paid for with part of a grant received from Cabela's.


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Jo Davies Longbeards host 17th Annual JAKES Day at Marsden Farm near Galena

An energetic group including 70 youth and 50 adults enjoyed an excellent day of nature and outdoor activities at the 17th Annual JAKES Day, August 8, 2015.  JAKES Day, which is hosted by the Jo Daviess County Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), was held at the Kyle and Karen Marsden farm in rural Galena.  Along with the traditional activities including the archery and gun safety lectures, the shotgun still target shoot, BB gun shoot and archery 3D shoot, participants built wooden tool boxes, watched a camouflage and calling demonstration presented by Randy Christensen of Cabela’s, and enjoyed the numerous animals displayed by Friendly Lakeside Critters,  Apple River IL.

Youth participants received a JAKES Day T-shirt, were provided lunch and were entered into sporting goods raffles.  Raffle winners included Luke Duggan (compound bow), Sam Peters (compound bow),  Ahana Duggan (pellet gun), and Aiden James (BB gun). Twenty others won rod and reels donated by Cabela's.

The JAKES Day committee would like to extend special thanks to the following donors for their generous support: Blain’s Farm and Fleet, Burger King, Cabela’s Inc., Campeche Restaurant,  Cannova’s Pizzeria, Chestnut Mountain Resort, Country Inn and Suites, Dan and Son’s Snowplowing, DeSoto Hotel, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Durty Gurt’s, Fried Green Tomatoes, Galena Main Street Bazaar, Grand Harbor Resort, Happy Joes, Hoskins Building Center, JoCarroll Energy, Keg & Cask, Lil’ General Mini Golf, Los Aztecas Restaurant,   Log Cabin,  McDonald’s , National Mississippi River Museum, Nick Wand Grass Cutting,  Travis and Heather Phelan, Procentos,  Scheels,  Subway, Sullivan Foods,  Theisen’s,  Hans Weinert Country Cast Products, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart and the entire Jo Daviess County Longbeards committee. Special thanks go to Dupaco Credit Union and Culvers Restaurant for providing staff to assist with the day’s activities.  Lastly, the JAKES Day committee would like to once again thank Kyle and Karen Marsden for making their farm available for the JAKES Day activities.  They would also like to thank the Jo Daviess County Longbeards members for their support.

JAKES, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics, and Sportsmanship, is the youth program of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

A FATHER/DAUGHTER HUNT:  Please check this link: https://www.qconline.com/sports/a-father-daughter-turkey-hunt/article_9ec33328-e252-5e32-a163-74366367fcc7.html

Please check this link: Letter of Thanks to ICF