welcome MR NEW PLAYER
I don't call myself a veteran but will gladly TRY to pass on some pointers.
let me say that i am going to list these things with the presumptionthat you are going to become an addict IMMEDIATELY!!
FIRST OF ALL , search and find audio recordings of real turkeys talking.listen a lot ,and listen a lot!!!
rent or buy some videos and wear them out watching SOME of the techniques of the well known boys.
Get out to the local news stand , puchase ''TURKEY & TURKEY HUNTING''magazine and read it over and over until your new subscription comes in the mail.(save all issues for later reference).
not just the magazine , but lay hold of any publication and STUDY!
i could say a lot about woods and field experience ,guns and camo and more , but the one greatest thing that i've learned from 10 steady years of chasing tom is TOO MUCH TIME WAS ALREADY LOST BEFORE I STARTED AND THEN ONCE I STARTED I HAD VERY LITTLE ''LEARNING'' EXPERIENCE THAT WAS TAUGHT BY A REAL VETERAN.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT. GET A JUMP ON THE GAME BY DOING SOME OF THE THINGS I LISTED ,,AND OTHERS YOU WILL THINK OF . you can pick up on , and learn a lot between now and spring season.
you''ll still learn more as you spend time in the woods .
most new comers hit the woods with the mindset that ''I MUST KILL A TURKEY'', did it myself. but not until i realized that it wasn't about killing the bird,,,,,BUT HONESTLY FOOLIN' TOM, to get him close enough to see his snood hairs in the mornin' sun,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,THAT'S TURKEY HUNTING