Ben, good to see you posting.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us Scott.
I have a 2 part question for you.
I hunt a different states every season and some areas I have never been to before. Many times I don't have much of an idea on where the turkeys are hanging out. I go in cold in other words and roosting can be very important to me.
Rios and Merriam's usually will gobble regularly on the roost, but Easterns are another story. In some areas Easters do gobble somewhat regular in the evening but in a lot of areas the hardly gobble at all. I have used coyote howls, owl hoots, crow calls, and turkey calls to try and get them to gobble. I have also tried to just listen for birds flying up but you have to be fairly close already to hear that.
Here are my questions;
1) Do you have any tips on how to get a stubborn gobbler to sound off in the evening? Either just before flying up to roost or when he is already in the tree?
2) Do you know or have any theories as to why Easterns will gobble pretty good in the evening in some areas and hardly at all in other areas?
I am going ice fishing tomorrow, if the storm that's blowing in ain't too bad anyways.
While I am sitting there starin' down that little hole in the ice I will try and cook up another question for you.