Guys, Im new to turkey hunting so bear with me. My system of scouting is so far from what I read about, I wonder if Im doing it right.What i do is. Pick out a piece of land on my map of the forrest land that has a creek running through it somewhere(they gotta drink) right? I then cross refference with google earth to find how to get close the the north side of the creek. i then pick out about a 3-4 mile walk along the north side and glass down the slope to catch them feeding in the sun. I then plan to follow them back to there roost trees. With the grace of God and a little luck,Ill get out the next day and pattern them to wherever they go first thing in the AM. I hope to find out where their strutting. Then on opener,Ill show up with a couple lovely ladies about 15-20 yrds from the edge of the tree line,how do I know where to set up me decs?.Have two people in the brush 20 ydas from the decs.Then another calling with cuts,purrs and yelps, about 15-20 yds. behind them. hopesully call in a couple merriam tom close enough to shoot.
My other plan is to get out before sun up to the same ridge and crow or owl call them. To see where there roosting. Then try to ambush them right when they come off the roost.Do they have a specific spot they are heading? Can I determin where their gonna land ,and just wait there? Any added adice would be great. thanks.
caution: I make bad decisions.