Would you have taken this stunned jake if you had the chance?
These hunters could have practically caught this stunned jake with their bare hands.
What would you do if this happened to you? Most of us spend hours just trying to call turkeys in for a decent shot.
However, these hunters called four jakes in while hunting and harvested one of the four while another jake was so shocked, apparently, that it hardly moved. It allowed the hunters time to even pet it before it meandered off farther into the woods.
Clearly something was wrong with the turkey since it allowed the hunters to get so close. The other possibility is that the bird had previously been domesticated and didn’t have a fear of humans, but it’s more probable that it was just stunned from the hunter’s shot.