I don't get the whole pass-a-jake thing. I admit it's probably arbitrary. I love turkey hunting, but for whatever reason the gobbler-as-trophy idea has never resonated with me. I've killed a number of toms but have never saved a single beard or fan or spur. On the other hand, I've passed lots of bucks in the hope of shooting one with bigger antlers, and I have racks on display in every corner of my office. Go figure. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the Stone Age artists painted animals with exaggerated antlers--not so much outsized beards and spurs. Maybe not.