Judging a mature bird: Toms have a long paintbrush size beard, 8-12” long. Young males, or Jakes, have a small one-two inch beard.
Aways shoot the mature bird!
Judy Rhodes, the Voice of Women in the Outdoors is an outdoor visionary and mentor to women and youth in the outdoors. Judy is the Founder of DIVA ... Women Outdoors Worldwide and is an avid hunter, angler and in promoting women in the outdoors.