1.****Wait Them Out
Allen Jenkins of Lynch Worldwide call makers in Liberty, Mississippi, typifies the old school. A disciple of M.L. Lynch, one of the founding fathers of modern turkey calling, Jenkins began learning from the master at the age of 13. "Mr. Lynch taught me patience. There weren't very many turkeys, and if you moved around and ran a bird off, the hunt was over," he says. He still believes a low-impact approach works best. "There are a lot of birds today, but people don't realize that from the time they're in the egg, something is trying to eat them. A bird that has seen his companions killed is tough to hunt." Jenkins prefers to scout a 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old gobbler, slip quietly into the woods, and lay siege to him.