5) Midday Scouting
Because you're likely to spook gobbers and hens trying to get together, avoid traipsing through your hunting area at first light. Aside from listening, first light is when you want to just sit and watch. If your listening post is on a large field edge, all the better. Sit in the shadows and glass any turkeys that appear in the open. As the sun climbs, walk fields inside the tree line, stopping to look and listen periodically. Walk logging trails and throw out the occasional crow call to see if you can entice a shock gobble. A lot of hunters spend time looking for tracks, feathers, and droppings, but don't get overly excited about those. Tracks and feathers usually indicate only where turkeys have been, not where they'll be when you're set up with gun or bow in hand.