Sounds like you have lots of land and scouting can certainly increase your chances of harvesting a gobbler. I would recommend using Google Earth, not Google Maps, to look for open areas that gobblers can strut in and be seen. Then feet on the ground work depends on the type of land you are hunting. If it is a mix of woods, swamps and agricultural fields I would look for turkeys on the edges of the fields noting where they are, what time they are there and if you have time not in which direction they are heading. If you can figure out where they are going you might he able to figure out where they roost at. A roosting site will have lots of feathers and crap on the ground. If you have a copy of the April 2013 turkey and turkey hunting magazine there is an article on how to determine the sex of the turkey by looking at feathers, tracks, poop and some other signs.
Good luck this spring and feel free to ask as many questions as you have as we all started as a beginner.
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