You'll find that some of those older toms are perty suspicious,,,especially ones that have been hunted hard on public land . They hear so many calls being made from so many different hunters that they become shy or suspicious of every hen they hear ,,,NEARLY , but not all .
Hunter goes into a certain woods . Hits a boxcall . Tom gobbles right on top . Tom comes so far and stops . Hunter continues to use the box . Offering soft yelps , loud yelps , cutting , cackling , purrs . Tom responds to everything but doesn't come any closer . Finally tom wanders away from this obnoctious loudmouth hen that wants to tell him ALL of her troubles .
Hunter returns on day two to same area but a different spot for his setup. Now he uses the pot n peg . Ever so subtle and soft . Striking the call only every 5 to ten minutes no matter what the tom does . Hunter knows that tom is just beyond the crest of the ridge by his furious gobbling so hunter does a little leaf scratching followed by a short soft purr. The da'gum gobbler can't take it any more ,,,he just has to get closer ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BUT THIS DOESN'T MEAN YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE HIM . He's a turkey . He's good at manuevers . He may look as black as a buzzard from a hundred yards but he'll blend with the woods .
Ppffttt,,Dummmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,right behind you hunter .[:D] Better sit still .Better slowly squint your eyeballs to slits . And stop that shaking , you'll have limbs falling from the tree your leaning on . Steady feller. Don't breath to deep or loud ( yeah right ). If it's cold enough he'll see your foggy breath rolling out through your facenet . Be glad he didn't gobble or you would have jumped real high and spooked him .
Wait him out .
Da'Gummit ,,,no wonder turkey hunting is an addicting , obsession , habit forming , good time .