Well tomorrow is the last day and I have yet to get a gobbler. I definitely need some help, its been a bad year for me. The last few times out this week I have heard birds and attepted to get within a hundred yards or so...some I've bumped because I apparently misjudged their location but others just gobbled while moving the other way or shut up never to be seen or heard again. What am I doing wrong? I was told to get a bird to answer so he knows your location then shut up and make him come looking for you, perhaps I was calling too much?
Today started with me owl hooting but nothing was heard. After daylight I heard some crows calling as I was slowly walking around awaiting a gobble and that's when I heard three birds. I positioned myself uphill about a hundred yards away and soft yelped, purred and clucked after they gobbled three times or so. It sounded as if the birds were working away so at 7 am I repositioned to catch up with them and bumped two from a tree (an hour after daylight). The remaining gobbler continued to gobble but also continued to move away..again I didn't call that much today thinking I would tone it down a bit. Tell me your procedures especially how one "reads a bird" to determine what he wants to hear to lure hime in.