If I had a hot bird out at 300 yds that was coming in answering my calls, I'd stay talking to him until he is in to 100yds or less, then I'll change my calling tactics to a softer call and a lot less. I never answer him, I make him answer me. If you stop calling to a bird that is fired up at that long of a distance chances are your going to be cut off by a another hen that he called in, or he may go cold on you. That is why I don't want to sound like the other turkeys in the woods, I've already got his number and he's coming to my calls because he likes what he is hearing, if I sounded like every other hen then that is an open invitation to every other hen to try to take ol' tom away and some ol' boss hen will start cutting and zoom he's off, and you'll end up telling your buddies that I called one into about 50yds but he hung up and wouldn't finish, he didn't finish because you changed what ever you were doing that he wanted. Then once you have him in sight, say at 50yds then I quit calling all together and make him come find me. If he turns and leaves, I'll let him get out of sight, then go to a loud and aggressive cutts if he answers I'll cut him off with an excited hen cutts and scold him for leaving going right into some soft sexy putts n purrs.
Dodge County NWTF Chapter
WI. Youth Turkey Mentor
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