I don’t think so. More likely, these were nondominant toms trespassing on a dominant tom’s territory, or else they suspected that danger (you) was lurking nearby.
Outdoor Skills – Hunting Q&A
This spring, my dad and I were hunting turkeys in very wet country, and although we were able to get gobblers to come in, they were very cautious and clucked instead of gobbled. My dad says this was because the wet ground didn't allow them to hear predators. Correct?