Some seldom discussed tactics or situations-
1. When nothing answers your calling, don't forget to look behind you every few minutes. We've all been taught to reposition ourselves to face an incoming turkey that is gobbling. It's the proverbial no brainer. But a silent Tom can and will approach from any direction. I've tagged several silent Toms that came into my setup from behind that I was lucky enough to spot first. One of them was a gobbler that had outwitted my buddy for a week and he had dared me to try and kill. I'm still smiling over that one.
2. For PRIVATE land only. You can move directly toward a turkey and close the distance with the right cover. Sure, most of the time a wait and see approach works best to avoid bumping birds, especially on small parcels. But I learned a more aggressive style of hunting from my mentor and it can be done. If you are in a ditch or tree row and a relaxed gobbler goes behind a distant brushpile, you can move directly at the bird as long as you do it quickly and quietly. Nothing will get your adrenanlin pumping faster than knowing there's a gobbler 20 yards away on the other side of an obstruction and waiting for a shot. I know this maneuver rubs a few calling purists the wrong way but I've tagged a handful of gobblers with this tactic and they have been among most my exciting hunts.
3. Again, only for PRIVATE land and closely related to # 2. You can move on open pasture birds after they have gone over a rise. You will have to quickly and quietly close the distance, keep your head up and begin to stoop long before you reach the crest of the hill. When you can peek over the top and see the birds, drop to a prone position, get your gun up and begin calling. Often the birds will circle back but you will have to shoot as soon as you see the gobbler's head. Once the tom can see back down the hill but doesn't spot the source of the calling he will be gone in a flash. This one is another heart pumper but something you will never forget when you tag a bird this way.
These last two are very aggressive tactics and should be attempted only where you know it is 100% safe to move. They are not for everyone and if you don't agree with them, don't use them, simple as that. As I said, these tactics are seldom discussed in the usual realm of turkey hunting but certainly qualify as "odd" things that I have learned.
"The joy of living is his, who has the heart to demand it." Teddy Roosevelt