Eggshell is right ,,,,The first fall bird I had answer a call , I thought was over 50 yards . Turned out to be about 10 . The lead hen caught me standing on one leg . Very faint cluck was all she did . She did that in answer to a gobbler cluck .
Like many I'll take about any type of weather . But I prefer clear cold mornings , no wind , no leaves on the timber , high temps reaching the low 50's in the afternoon . Clear frosty mornings , them birds can be heard a long distance from the roost. By afternoon the leaves on the ground will dry out and I can hug the cedar slopes for cover and move quietly , listening for the faintest of turkey talk or leaf scratching . Them ol' longbeards make a lot of racket in the deep , fresh fallen oak leaves , making their long strokes searching for mast and insects.
I'm ready !! Can have the necessities in the truck in under five minutes ,,,,Let's go!