As I was sitting reflecting on the forum discussions and my season I started thinking about what I done right and wrong. It struck me that there are three fundamentals, much like school. Here is a short synopsis of those thoughts:
Reading - When you hear a gobbler you need to read his mood and where he's at. Can I move on him, is he anxious hot, has he had pressure. How quick is he to answer the call. Read the land and figure which way he will most likely travel. Experience and reflections from experienced hunters help you read this. Don't you read the preface of a book to set the stage for the story within? Will he like hard calling or soft?
Writing - It's not always what you say, but how you say it that makes a difference. Early in the season you will get away with being the mouthy flirting chick, but by the end of the school year guys know which chicks are just pulling their string. So speak softly and mean what you say, put it in writing. As a Christian brother please excuse this analogy ....if your in a bar and the girl at the counter is jawing your arm off and flirting, your ok with that, but when the hot blonde across the room stands up and takes off her shirt and coyly says, "look at these, boys". Where do you think most every male in the place will be? So say less as the season goes on.
Arithmetic - Figuring is crucial to life. In turkey hunting you need to figure where he wants to be, where your gonna shoot him, how far is he, will he come linear or circle? You have to figure how long should I hold out in one spot or move. How many times do i call? Is it time to to go find another bird. How far away is he? All calculations that require an answer in an expeditious manner.
I cold expand on each of these fundamentals for pages, but I think you get the drift.