2. Get in the Zone
Next, pin down gobbler strutting zones. According to Missouri expert Tad Brown of Flambeau Game Calls (800-232-3474; www.flambeauoutdoors.com), these have a lot in common with whitetail scrapes: They're often used by several males, and they're located in predictable, generally easy-to-find areas. "Secluded fields and clearings in mature timber are the top spots," he says. "Look for the telltale figure-eight drag marks, loose wing feathers, and strutting gobblers themselves if it's a place you can glass from a distance. When I find a strut zone, I commit it to memory. You can kill a gobbler in one today, and in a day or two, another tom will take his place."