Welcome Parker ,,,glad to have among us .
The calling depends on what we may KNOW is in our immediate area , or what we are hearing , or what one might be specifically searching for . The flocks of October and early November may be made up of all ages and either sex . Maybe just a small flock of broodless hens . Or , a gang of jakes from last years hatch ,,,old gobblers ,,,and of course , the brood flocks with the few hens and their remaining poults .
I use a walnut box for matching older gobblers clucks , purrs and yelps . A mouthcall for gobbles and any of the younger birds , as well as all gobbler and hen talk. A trumpet will be in the woods with me this fall as well . Of course I always carry a real wing from a previous trophy , for leaf scratching and mock fights and mock flydown .
Many have said it and will say it again . Being out among the turkeys , in their domain and range , for observation , and listening to their calls is the best school. They will be where the food is . Scouting near and far is most beneficial.
There will be more to say later .