I'm just no good at it.
I only hunt public land.
I scout relentlessly during the month of Sept and the first week or so of Oct. I locate fresh sign. The area of greatest sign I hunt.
I make sure to wake up early enough so I am the first hunter into the woods and the birds always disappear.
12 years now of fall turkey hunting and its looking likely that I will go 12 years without even seeing a bird in fall.
Just makes no sense.
I have no friggen clue where they go.