My experience here in Georgia is that the birds rarely gobble in the afternoon and if they do it's after 5:00. Mid day birds I've dealt with just slip in quietly.
I've always hunted them based on scouting knowledge and setting up in the area I knew they used.
I've alway set up and called every 10-15 minutes. I'll start out low in case one 's close and then I'm not afraid to put some volume into it to make sure any birds passing by out at 200 yards can hear. This isn't for everyone but my line of thinking is that aside from cruising around and checking fields, to move when birds are quiet is to bump birds.
Taking a few minutes to fix up a ground blind and being sure to set in shade etc is worth while because again unless your birds are different, you won't know he's coming until you see him or hear him walking.
If you use decoys just set up facing them beacuse if they come in thats where they'll end up
I've killed alot of birds in the afternoon although I will say the mid day hunts are not nearly as exciting as when they're gobbling.
Now later and especially towards roost time they'll likely gobble and respond.
Out west birds act right earlier in the afternoon....Easterns are just hardheaded
Good luck to you up there
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