Have you had him try to find a flock yet?
The last week of March we were walking on an old logging trail and came up behind a strutter, got withing a few yards, Vic growled, the tom dropped strut, started putting, barking Vic scampered between my legs and then as the tom started running away Vic charged him causing him to fly along with an unseen flock. Vic then ran around trailing where each of the turkeys had been. A very good learning event for a 3 month old pup.
Over the next couple of weeks Vic flushed some more flocks. The first few I charged the flocks yelling turkey, turkey with Vic chasing after. He got the idea and has since flushed turkeys in flocks and singles. He courses and scents them up.
Mid April our spring season opened, of course I needed to get busy finding gobblers in earnest so he had to take up the life of a normal pup with Mrs Elk.
After killing a gobbler I later took Vic back to the kill site so he could sniff around for any loose feathers. He enjoyed that a lot. Due to a very successful[:)] spring season Vic has lots of turkey parts to learn with. [:D]
I have been holding him back from chasing turkeys until the poults get big enough to fly. We focus our training in areas where turkeys are usually not around this time of year. Come mid July - look out turkeys here comes a turkey dog.