Grove Grand Gobbler’s JAKES Event

May 17, 2014

JAKES Stands for Outdoor Fun

If you are between the ages of 4 &  17 and you like archery, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, campfire cooking, shooting, tomahawk throwing or just being outside with your family, JAKES is the program for you. JAKES stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship.

Registration is from 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM.  FREE LUNCH will be provided.

DIRECTIONS: One miles south of Grove (Honey Creek Bridge) on Highway 59.  Turn east on Stand Watie Road (Whitewater Road) and follow the signs.

The National Wild Turkey Federation started the JAKES program as a way to give kids the chance to explore their outdoor world through hundreds of fun kids-only events held across North America called JAKES Conservation Field Days. During these events, JAKES members get to learn cool skills that they can take to the field to stay safe and have fun.

Make sure you check out the “JAKES Events” section of this web site to find a JAKE Conservation Field Day near your home. Take a friend and your family for a fun day of conservation and building friendships.


Jake & Snoodly


Jake came on board with the National Wild Turkey Federation in 1999 to help promote the NWTF’s JAKES Program. Jake is an eastern wild turkey that refuses to grow up. He loves to fish, hike, mountain bike, kayak, hunt and hang out with his number one pal, Snoodly. Jake’s favorite outdoor activities are strutting and gobbling, since his mom won’t let him gobble in the house. Jake is an avid flier and travels all over the country going to JAKES events held by local NWTF chapters. He’s also a regular at the NWTF’s National Convention and Sports Show. Jake’s favorite television show is “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turkeys,” his favorite music group is “The Toms,” and his favorite book is “101 Ways to Prepare Chufa.”


Snoodly is Jake’s best friend. Being a grasshopper, which is also one of a turkey’s favorite foods, Snoodly spends a lot of his time convincing Jake that eating him would mean the end of their friendship. Snoodly loves to hike and ski, but hates fishing. He’s been mistaken for bait one too many times, he said. Snoodly’s favorite outdoor activity is camping. He’s always prepared with a knapsack stuffed with camping and survival gear over his shoulder. Snoodly’s favorite television series is “The Swarm,” his favorite music group is “The Crickets,” and his favorite book is “101 Ways to Avoid Being Eaten.”