That should be required reading for everyone on this forum.
My favorite quote starts with the last paragraph of page 171 and runs to halfway down the page 172. Thanks to Silvestris for posting it last year-
"There have been men who could in practice yelp almost as well as the turkey, but when attempting to call the wild bird would do little better than the veriest novice. [/b]If such person's confidence and ability to call did not fail them, their judgment would and the opportunity would be spoiled by some absurd act.[/b]
It is not so much what one should do in calling, but what one should not do, as it is better to leave things undone unless done right. This subject requires the most minute and careful knowledge of turkey lore, and will require much of your patience before you are proficient, and I trust you will find in these lines more for your contemplation than you might suspect."[/b]
I printed that out last year and gave it to several buddies, notably one in particular that subscribes to the theory that "they are called turkey calls for a reason."
Two years ago I used his excessive calling against him just to prove a point. He was in a finger of timber overlooking a large late season field of two foot tall hay. I was on the other side of the field and could see four gobbler heads in the middle of the field. I tried coaxing them for half an hour or so but they weren't interested. I then called Jim on his cellphone and told him there were birds in the tall grass and to see if he could call them. I then watched the turkeys through my binoculars. He was too far away for me to hear, but I could tell by their reaction that he was sawing away on his box call as they all looked towards Jim's position. After about five minutes the group began steadily moving in my direction, away from the obnoxious calling. A short while later I took the lead gobbler at 25 yards without having called again.
I remind him about that hunt and his overcalling from time to time. He'll be reminded again this year when I give him a fresh copy of Jordan's above quote.
"The joy of living is his, who has the heart to demand it." Teddy Roosevelt