3) Find Your Top 10
Try to locate at least 10 gobblers before the season opens. That may sound like pie in the sky to some, but not nearly enough to others. In the weeks leading up to opening day, I'll try to find at least that many gobblers in distinct locations--groups of toms together are counted as one. As the countdown to the opener marches on, I'll re-check the birds noting where they've roosted and strutted most often. I also try to keep tabs on where they go after flying down. I'll note, too, whether or not I see or hear other hunters scouting birds. Because the majority of my spring hunting is done on public land, finding some out-of-the-way birds is a top priority.