Good tip Scott...but I'm hunting solo for now...and when I nail this Tom, I'm goign to run out and step on his head...he ain't getting away!!!! Now if that crazy Jake is in tow, I may do exactly what you said, and if everything I've seen and heard is true, that jake will take his pot shots at the Tom while he is down, and that may set me up for another shot.[;)]
At this point I'll be happy to close the deal on this Tom so whatever else comes is gravy on top! My calling or the amoutn of calling and when is of concern to me, but based on the strategies you Mark, jim and others have laid out I think i have it...
..if he's gobbling like crazy off the roost, no calling until fly down, otherwise if I only here one or two gobbles a soft tree yelp and shut-up until fly down.
...when he fly's down I shut up, unless he starts heading away from me, and then some clucks and purrs with some scratching
....as he's headed my way some excited purrs and soft clucks every now and then
....if he hangs maybe some soft yelps and cutting?
Sound about right?