Aggressive calling works, but so does soft, subtle yelping. How do you decide when a hunt hangs in the balance? Read
Gobbling by hens is rare. I have observed it once during a fall hunt
in Montana. Read
By using the three strikes approach to calling, you can tell if a gobbler is hot or not.
A receptive hen can be attracted by gobbling during the breeding season, but a longbeard might gobble himself blind in November and not attract a hen. Likewise, perfectly imitated lost yelping will not attract a turkey that’s not lost.
Context, therefore, is critical. Read