Most gobblers will defend a 100-yard zone against a rival tom. If you can get inside that range unseen before showing the fan, your chances skyrocket. The key is terrain—a hill, dip, ridge, draw, or rise—that lets you crawl close. Then, from flat on your belly, you simply ease the fan into view. I like to combine my first showing with a few aggressive yelps or cutts on a mouth call. That can get a gobbler’s attention and bring him right to you. More often, you’ll need to ease forward, five or six belly-crawls at a time, slowly twisting the fan as you move. The gobbler will usually meet you, but if he doesn’t, keep right on crawling until you can shoot.