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JAKES Field Day in East Texas a Success

Region 2, September 7, 2013
National Wild Turkey Federation Jakes Event in Nacogdoches County, Texas.  Fish and Wildlife Biologist Jeffrey A. Reid and son Russell Reid standing by the JAKES Take Aim booth.
National Wild Turkey Federation Jakes Event in Nacogdoches County, Texas. Fish and Wildlife Biologist Jeffrey A. Reid and son Russell Reid standing by the JAKES Take Aim booth. - Photo Credit: n/a

On September 17, 2013, the East Texas Sub-office of the Arlington, Texas Ecological Services Field Office participated in the delivery of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) JAKES Field Day on private land in Nacogdoches County, Texas. JAKES, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship, is dedicated to informing, educating and involving youth in wildlife conservation and the wise stewardship of our natural resources. The JAKES field day was sponsored by the Gulf Coast, April AWOL, and Pineywoods Chapters of the NWTF. Activities included archery, gun safety, and the JAKES Take Aim program. The JAKES Take Aim program presents opportunities for youth ages 17 and younger to try target shooting, clay target shooting and shotgunning in a safe, fun environment. The event served over 200 participants.

Contact Info: Jeffrey Reid, (936) 676-8546, jeffrey_reid@fws.gov