Hi Peter, Welcome to T&TH forum. You will need to find out where the roosting areas are, before you set up, you don't want to be too far away from them. Try and get within a couple hundred yards away for starters, not much farther. Then you will be able to tell what the birds are doing and which way they are going from their roost. When your learning an area don't worry to much about tree calling, wait until the birds are on the ground before you start. When you hear, Less Is Better when calling, that doesn't mean that you only call a couple times an hour, it means you call less, your calling sequence is short, instead of using 7-8 yelps, you use 2-4 yelps. That is so miss understood, you maybe calling quite a bit, but it's in a short series, it depends on what the birds do and how they react to your calling. Keep most of your calling on the soft side, don't blast a call out, they can hear you just fine, but don't get hung up on just soft calling, give them a verity of sounds, some soft some louder, if you don't, your telling every birds in the woods You Are A Hunter. Fine ONE BIRD and work him, don't worry about the rest of them gobbling. work one bird, answer him and only him.
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