Well I've been hunting the same flock of turkeys for six years now, and they havn't failed me yet (knock on wood) They seem to roost in the same oaks on the same bluff next to the river year after year. The only exception to this is they rotate roosts from one side of the river to the other. If they roost on the side I approach from, they may fly to the other side of the river. Most of the time I can do a fly-down with an old turkey wing, and have them come running in to my lap. I want people who don't use a fly-down wing to start using one, because it is so effective! I do a couple of tree yelps, this will get the toms amped up, and then I follow with a couple of tree clucks or fly-down clucks, then I start flapping the wing against myself or a tree, then I do the same thing a second time, and maybe even a third. These toms are usually flying down within a few seconds. I've had to on a few occasions, do a jake gobble call with my diaphragm call, and that is about it. Those turkeys are on the ground spitting and drumming, the whole nine yards!
Greg, I've read somewhere that turkey scat and pheasants don't get along (vise/versa). Something to do with a parasite within the scat that kills one or the other. I don't know if it is true or not, It may be a ploy to keep turkeys out of Nova Scotia :tounge:! I am sorry though that you don't have them there, they are a blast ! Pete