A good general rule is to call once, softly. He then knows where you are whether he answers you or not. He will not forget where you are no matter how long he stays in the tree, but he will usually begin to worry when he does not hear you again and he is likely to land in your lap when he decides to leave the limb. If he does not land in your lap, you should call immediately to steer him in your direction. Following that, his personality will determine your next decision and that is something that you learn more by feel and experience. You will frequently do everything right and yet still fail to call the turkey.
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> I know this is a simple one-line answer with little typing...<
It is, but the sarcasm is minimal so I can live with that.
> Turkey calling can't be taught with a typewriter...<
I beg to differ. That's good advice and DeanoZ should get some turkey recordings. But there is no subtitute for time in the woods and seeing and listening to real turkeys. Hearing how they interact with each other in different situations is even better than a tape or CD.
Therein lies the problem. Sir Deano has no experience and in the spirit of a forum, Jim and I are willing to share some of what we have learned, unlike select others. The teaching here does involve a keyboard and the lad needs a baseline to start with. Most of the members on this forum are here to share information and experiences, not invalidate and discount what others have posted. The last part is a shame.
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