M.D. tells Jim and Trav that scouting is a huge part of any turkey hunt, something that needs to be taken seriously by the hunter. He encourages turkey hunters to scout the same way they’ll hunt – with the same intensity, same stealth, same strategy – just without their shotgun. He also underscores the importance of patience, saying that patience, persistence and self-discipline are especially helpful when hunting public land. He tells Jim and Trav that being willing to sit for another half hour, being willing to put your call down and go silent for a while, the ability to let a tom gobble a few times before you answer – these are some things that can contribute to your success. Listen in as he explains why public land hunters shouldn’t coax a bird to do too much talking, so as not to give away the location of your bird to every other hunter in close proximity. Instead, use a limited amount of gobbling to glean critical information, such as: location, interest, what kind of bird they are communicating with (jake or mature tom), how many birds they are communicating with and more. Tune in for more great tips on hunting public land gobblers!