South Florida's native Osceola wild turkey has the reputation of being the least vocal of the wild turkey species. (The Rio Grande is the noisiest; the Eastern and the Merriam's are the most unpredictable.) Since they rarely tell you where they are, you have to employ different tactics to hunt Osceolas successfully. Osceolas commonly give you a gobble or two from the roost, maybe a couple more on the ground, and then they're off for the day-strutting about among the palmettos, live oaks, cypresses, and cabbage palms, holding their trysts with hens at certain preordained secret meeting places, and not advertising their presence anywhere. In fact, for locating Osceolas and other subspecies, these strut zones can be more important than calling.