I agree with what has been said so far, all good advice! When scouting turkeys the less noise you make the better. When I was younger and new to turkey hunting I would go out before the season and call because I wanted to make em gobble (both to hear them and to prove my
calling was good enough) but I quickly learned that I was doing myself no good. Like others have said if you see them strutting for hens they
already have what they want and won't come to your calling. Right now watch their patterns morning and evening, use a locator call if you want
but once they gobble at it you should know where they are and shut up. Go out and listen in the mornings, they will gobble and give away their
location. Do your preseason work quietly and from a distance and you should be good to go come May 1st.
Love to hear the turkeys talk!