Well I guess I'll step out of the crowd. I do some calling from time to time while scouting, both spring and fall. I don't see that it has had an adverse effect on my hunting in that same locale. I don't wear out calls while scouting though. I see it like this. Turkeys get separated from each other or from the flock every day.At some point after the separation that lone bird will hear another and probably attempt to join up with it. I suppose that they don't always make the union. For whatever reason they missed each other or one made up its mind not to call back any more. The end result is one bird heard another , but when it reached the spot where the call came from,,,no bird. I've seen it too many times . Wanting to see if there are any birds in the immediate area I make a call . A bird answers and starts in to where I am. As long as I can't see the bird I may continue to call,,, just like in a real set-up. Once I think he or she is about to come into view I'll stop calling and turn into a stump. After all what is it that spooks turkeys more than anything else? MOVEMENT! It has been my experience that unless there is movement to spook the bird , they just go on about there business,,,, and are soon out of sight . Every spring I hunt the same public land where the birds hear , at times , several different hen calls at the same time. Locator calls are sounding off continually. Yet ! there are a lot birds that still come in to some good ol' fashion subtle , soft hen talk. The same principle applies with coyotes . Call today while scouting, return tomorrow and use a different call , different pitch, or cadence. Maybe I'm wrong , maybe I'm just selfish. This I do know , I'm 51 years old ; wished I'd started trk hntin' long ago! What I have learned and practiced for the past few years WORKS. I'll say it again, I'm still learning.Tell me what you think. I can take criticism. later ''OLDSCHOOLTURKEYTACTICS''