You need to be on the water at sunrise and sunset listening for turkeys coming off and going to roost. On a reservoir, slip to the back of a cove so you’ll be able to hear turkey activity on each of the opposite peninsulas or in the mainland woods. If the birds are there, you’ll be able to hear their powerful, heavy wing beats as they fly, especially since fall turkey flocks are generally large. They don’t gobble as much as they do in the spring, when they’re chasing hens, but they still use vocalizations. You’ll hear yelping, cutting, cackling, and even the occasional gobble. On a river, slowly cruise the bank back and forth along the timber you expect to hunt until you locate the birds.