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Keeping the North American hunting tradition alive, the National Wild Turkey Federation has a fun way to get our youth excited about the outdoor sports and conservation with the JAKES program.

JAKES stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship, not to mention a lot of fun.

In JAKES, children ages 17 and younger learn the basic outdoor skills necessary to become successful stewards of our natural resources. They also learn to be responsible outdoorsmen and women through fishing, camping and hunting seminars taught by legends in the field. They learn to identify plants and animals, as well as how to effectively call in those elusive toms.

A Young Jake and her FatherThe NWTF has a great opportunity to teach children the value of our natural resources and the importance of conservation. These children will grow up knowing hunting plays a key role in wildlife management, and the dollars they spend to hunt go right back into state and federal conservation efforts.

2018 Young Guns Turkey and Deer Hunt

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Monocacy Valley Chapter

20th Annual Jakes Day Event

March 24, 2018

Mayberry Game Protective
2555 Mayberry Road
Westminster, MD

8:00 - 4:30 - Rain or Shine
Please dress appropriately


For the first time in our chapter's history we had to
Postpone our Annual Jakes Event
scheduled for March 24th!

Because of snow!

Despite the chilly temps the morning of April 7th we had 42 kids attend.

Our activities for the day included:
a woods walk, archery, shotgunning, retriever training and furtrapping demo.

We also had a special guest, Mr. Raleigh Boaze, a frontiersman reenactor that was very entertaining and informative.

Again this year we had a calling contest for the kids that has proven to be very popular. Already looking forward to next years event!

Washington County Chapter
Jakes Day Report

April 7, 2018

The Washington County Chapter held its
Annual Jakes Day
on April 7, 2018

Brian Pikerowski , Chapter President reported that the event hosted over 60 children who experienced "Bow Hunting" with 3-D Targets, Fishing, a great dinner, a very excited youngster who won a Mossberg 500 Turkey Thug Shotgun and another who caught a fish as large as he was.

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Free State Chapter
Bill Rowan Jakes Day

April 14, 2018

Forest Hill
2733 Ady Rd
Forest Hill, MD 21050

Tom Maliszewski
(443) 677-6110

Western Maryland Chapter

May 19, 2018

Accident Town Park
102 North Main St • Accident, MD


Brian Friend
(301) 616-1869

Patuxent Chapter

June 9, 2018

Sanners Lake Sportsmans Club
21374 Sanners Ln • Lexington Park, MD

William Price
(301) 481-1266

Bay Shore Jakes Day

June 16, 2018

Princess Anne Civic Center
11828 Crisfield Ln • Princess Anne, MD

Dean Ennis
(410) 603-7281

Central Maryland Chapter

June 23, 2018

Meyer Station Nature Center
1600 Meyer Station Rd • Odenton, MDK


Jennifer Miller
(410) 721-1930

State Line Strutters Chapter

June 23, 2018

Delmar VFW
200 E State St • Delmar, MD


David Johnson
(302) 846-2688

Western Maryland Chapter

August 12, 3017

Big Savage Sportsmens Club
11616 Dobbin Dr • Frostburgh, MD


Brian Friend
(301) 616-1869

Western Maryland Chapter

Extreme Jakes Sporting Clays Event

July 21, 2018

Wings of Challenge
1590 Everly Rd • Accident, MD


Rodney Lipscomb
(301) 689-6639

Download Information and Registration on the Outreach Fund

NWTF Outreach Event Registration form (Word Document) Outreach Fund Information (Word Document)

National Jakes News & Info

Jakes Coordinator

Harry Rhule