Great post, JeffCo,....that is absolutely the best advice given on this subject. 1) Put in the time and effort to learn your birds, especially if you are confined to specific, and especially small, tracts of land to hunt, and 2) spend additional time trying to find new, and better, places to hunt.
Of course, both of those are subject to the individual regions, areas, and conditions that each of us hunts in, as has been pointed out by others.
To delve into it a little deeper, they are also a function of our individual commitment and the importance of this way-of-life we call being a turkey hunter is to each of us. The bottom line is this: most consistently successful turkey hunters put in whatever time and effort is needed to insure the best chances of their success, and that in turn, is often a function of how important it is to them.
In my own experience, I know dozens of turkey hunters, and they cover the whole spectrum of enthusiasm for the sport. That spectrum runs from the casual "weekenders" to the rabid fanatics to which turkey hunting borders on being a religion. Looking at their success rates, it is not too surprising really to find that the number of birds they each kill (or have the opportunity to kill) is pretty much directly proportional to where they lie along the spectrum. It is also not much of a surprise that their individual woodsmanship abilities and turkey calling skills fall predictably in the same relationship.
I guess, to summarize my sermon here, and especially to those that are just taking up this great pastime,...if you aspire to be a successful turkey hunter, you will most likely have to commit a good amount of time and energy to achieve that success.
Oops!....sorry, everyone,...I kind of wandered off the subject....