well I did it I went hunting for the first time. I saw 6 birds on the way to the ranch 3 big toms, I hiked a total of 4-5 miles and saw one bird as it flew away and six birds on the way home. I chased the one up a large hill to come up with nothing. So I headed deeper into the property to set up. I called & called to try and locate a bird, with no results. So I hiked some more finding nothing. So I hiked back out to try another spot. Which I did. I found a nice hillside where it looked like some turkeys had been, saw some droppings. I set up again, calling and listening, calling and listening. I heard a crow reply so I kept calling, then I heard something different. Sounded like a turkey but I wan't sure. I listened then let out a few more clucks & yelps. Then silence, I never saw him so I couldn't say what is was for sure. I sat there for another 10 mintues or so then hiked back out looking and listening. Since I had a 3+ hour drive home I dicided to call it a day. So I went home empty handed but I'm hoping to go again in two weeks. Wish me luck.
Oh almost forgot. On the drive home I almost hit a hen on the two lane. Isn't that ironic. Don't see squat while hunting but had to try not to kill one driving home empty handed.
Here's the first place I set up
Here's the other
Here's the turtle I picked up in the middle of the road and placed off the road.