Not really knowing alot about Turkey Hunting, Only what iam told or read, I was considering purchasing my own Decoys but didnt know what brand to buy, and what combo of Birds to purchase. Also is there a box call that calls better than the other. I have a Cheap one i picked up at Gander Mountain just to start with this, and it works pretty good but it has yet to call a bird in, this being my first year to Turkey Hunt. And the season starts 4/21/10 but for me it starts 4/22/10. Thats why i joined this Fourm to learn, bare with me on the qustion, as iam learning on the Go...
You must be a Hoosier then. I am going out tomorrow after work myself. As for decoys, I use the Cherokee Sports decoys. They are a balloon type so they make for easier carrying. I bought a bunch after season so I also bought a backpack to carry them in. They do look really lifelike even though I wish they were a little bigger then they are. I would get at least one of each type they have and like FullStrut said. They have time and place and may not always work.
Calls are they same way. I prefer pot calls over anything else. They are easy to use and sound very good. When it comes to to turkey hunting, unlike deer, you have to have a big variety of calls because some may work one day and not the next.
One other thing about turkey hunting is to have patience. I have been hunting them for ten years and haven't taken one yet but each year I learn more and more. Hopefully this is the year it all pays off.