Da' gum sound advice in all the posts above .
Self control is a BIG part of the game . In my early years I suffered from the lack of self control . I still get all wound up like a cheap bait castin' reel ,,but nothing like it once was .
I didn't kill a turkey on my own till the 5th season . Spring season that is . I was calling in a lot of birds . No fooling ! I just wouldn't wait on them to get to me . I suppose the memory of my first called in gobbler was always in the back of my mind . That Pike Co. 2 year old ran top speed through thick greenbriars for well over 200 yards . I guess I was thinking they all would be doing that . Can't tell you how many times things got quiet after a good bit of gobbling and I'd just get up and move and see this sprinting gobbler going away ,,,,high speed .
Get a call you are really comfortable with . PRACTICE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN . Attempt to run the call without looking at it and produce realistic turkey talk , learning the feel of the call , like them smart allec guitar players that hit every note and chord and never look at the neck . Of course this don't apply to the diaghram mothcall . We are going by the feel from the start with that one .
Forget about everything and everybody else in the world when you hit the woods . Forget about time ,,,unless your up against the noon hour stop hunting time , or something like that .
Keep after this bunch here. You'll learn a lot and it's good to refresh the memory for a bunch of us ol' farts . [8|][8|] Did I say that ?