|Before you can even have a chance at calling in a turkey, you have to locate them. Here are a few tips to help you locate turkeys.
Turkeys will usually roost in the same trees over and over until they are disturbed.
When scouting for turkeys look for feathers, dung, and scratchings. A tom's droppings will look like a "J" and the hens will look more round and circular.
Scratchings and loose feathers will tell you which way the birds are heading to their feeding and dusting areas. Leaves will be kicked back in the opposite direction than they are heading.
An owl call will usually get a turkey to reveal his position to you before daylight.
If you aren't lucky enough to locate a gobbler on the roost try to evoke a shock gobble by using a crow call or Pileated woodpecker call.