NO!!! I can understand guys wanting to fire up some gobbles before season begins but what some of us forget is that it educates the birds. Last year there were birds EVERYWHERE and they were very vocal! WERE! Everyone and their brother seemed to get out there and fire the birds up almost on a daily basis. Not with locator calls mind you but with yelps and cutts.I knew it was going to be tough first day to get a bird to gobble. And I was right. They were educated. You figure. A Tom hears you call. Goes to investigate and there is nothing there! After getting "fooled" so many times he just ignores the calls. All last year any hunters I would run into saying " I can't understand it?, The birds won't make a peep!" I would respond by telling them they for two weeks before season everyone was out in the woods calling to them and educated the birds. I always knew from the looks on their faces who was one of the people who was doing just that cause they would look like WHOOPS! If you want to hear a bird to get a location use a locator call. LOL! Them birds are smart enough as it is we don't need to give them any more lessons!