Modus Operandi: These guys will quickly respond to your hen and locator calls from sunup to sundown--but they'll rarely take a step toward you. Weird around aggressive hens and skittish about other gobblers, they've got their own agenda, which seems to be about covering as much ground as possible in a day, and gobbling as they go.
The Plan:** Conventional tactics won't fool Tom or Tommy, but they're still turkeys: They roost, eat, travel, and socialize with other birds within a fairly predictable home range. The trick is to pattern them. Listen to their frequent gobbling to learn their favorite hangouts and the routes they follow between them. Then plan an ambush. It's not a glamorous tactic, but it's the best way to tag a buddy bird.
The Setup:** Place two or three feeding hen decoys--no gobblers or jakes--in one of the Boyz' favorite feeding -areas or loafing spots, or in a funnel along a travel route. Then erect a pop-up ground blind nearby, get comfortable, and settle in for a potentially long wait.