The idea of "honey holes" is not crazy at all. It is simply logical. Shaman's reference to bass fishing is dead on. There are areas in your favorite lake that ALWAYS hold fish, and they are always GOING to hold fish. That spot has everything the fish want and need, and it is the same in the woods. Sure you can find turkeys in lots of areas in the woods, but there are other areas, much SMALLER areas that have everything the turkeys want and need and you will find them there every year unless they get driven off by excessive pressure.
My honey hole is only one year old since it was my first year hunting these wiley birds last spring, but it has everything they like around here. Huge Ponderosa pines for roosting, small openings for foraging for food, shorter trees and vegetation for cover, and a large clearing nearby with tall grass and plenty of brush for nesting protection. It even has a few points where ground water collects in large puddles every time it rains. I have already been there this spring and the sign is good. Plenty of tracks, a good amount of scratching and lots of poop in the area. Guess where I will be opening morning?
Hey Shaman what's with the apologetic note about "ambushing"? We scout to find areas that hold the birds, then completely camoflage ourselves to be invisible, call to the best of our abilities so we trick them into thinking we are one of them, wait till they are close enough and then fire a sniper shot to kill them. I believe it's ALL ambush hunting. In fact MOST hunting is an ambush. It all comes down to us having woods knowledge and the ability to reason so we can outsmart them. Even running and gunning turns into an ambush setting when you strike a bird nearby and sit down to call 'em in.
Here's to everyones honey holes paying off like a Vegs slot machine that's been rigged for the player not the house!
Knowledge leads to success!