Yep so true. Debate's that is.
Sorry did not mean to step on your toes or anyone elses with that statement. It was just my opinion and thought of observations.
My statement to clarify a little more on calling to load or to much along with another statement, which I should not have to be going into here "There is times for agressive calling and times for soft calling and times to shut up." The point and I was wrong for not explaining further (which I did not see necessary) that it depends if you are hunting public or private land birds, the time of season, early or late, how much presuure the birds have been subjected to and more.
Heck I consider myself a somewhat agressive caller. Runner gunner, not known to let grass grow under me.
The beginning hunter needs only to learn from the turkey itself like I am sure we all have no matter who says what on this board or others.
NOTE: JPH, you keep referring to OLD SCHOOL. I do not follow because of years past and the way they done things or someones age and the way they do things. Just remeber I think you said you were 37, well a 12 year old could take you for old school. Believe me one day it will happen.
On the NOT calling statement I guess that was what you were referring to when you said, "For some odd reason this type of statement will make some "old school" hunters angry. I do not get why, but it does". Well you answered yourself, I DO NOT GET WHY.
You have made statements on here about others imposing their school of thought, well, "You will not improve as a caller by NOT calling". Your School?
Come on JPH you seem like a great guy and knowledgeable hunter with good information for others, but don't try to break down or tear apart others statements everytime someone else posts their thoughts. Just respond to a post with your thoughts and inputs. You do not have to put all the old school statement on there, I got news for you, There Is "No Old School".
Impravise, adapt and adjust, that is the only school.
Don't get me wrong, I like what you say its just that implying others styles or techniques are old school, the "old school" statement gets old.