The best advice I've ever heard is, "Hunt where the turkeys are." Scouting, driving the roads looking for flocks, asking landowners and farmers where they've been seeing turkeys are all helpful efforts. Turkeys at this time of year are getting together and flock size will increase for the next several months. In most parts of the U.S. it's still pretty warm and turkeys will seek out a source of water to drink. They are also feeding regularly. Recently cut grain fields, soy beans, corn, milo or whatever grain crops are in your area are good places to scout and to shoot turkeys. If there is a lake, pond or stream, I'd also scout there.
My neighbor has been seeing large numbers of turkeys all year. His home sits on a hill overlooking my woods and he sees them go into the woods each evening to roost. That kind of information is very valuable and can save a lot of pre-season scouting that might disturb the patterns that these birds have established.
It's been my experience that birds will maintain the same patterns in the fall, if food, water and roost trees are available and if...a big if...they are not disturbed.
Lastly, in the fall, I like to break up flocks late in the evening and then be at the break site early the next day. I'll call, kee-kee a few times and usually will cause them come back in to rejoin the flock. That works better for me than anything else.
If I can't find a flock to scatter in the evening, I go to a site that I've seen birds in the past, sit and call to them. I think some birds always get separated from their flock for one reason or another and are listening for a call.
Best of luck to you and I look forward to hearing how your season goes.
"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."