THIS!!!! And I will add...SIT STILL or learn how to if you have trouble doing so. It can take practice to learn to become part of the woods and move your eyes first then your head ever so slowly. That saying that a bird inside of 40 yards can see your eyes move if you blink hard is true. Their brains and nervous systems are tuned to pick up the minute movements of a predator that want to eat them. Your movement will bugger up a bird faster than bad calling ever could. As far as calls...slates or box calls are simple and easy to learn on and nothing beats a push pin call for ease of use. My 7 year old nephew has called in big gobblers with one. That being said, don't worry if your calling isn't perfect either. I have heard what I could have sworn was a hunter, sqwuaking away on a call that sounded like somebody was beating a cat to death against a black board, only to see a hen come over the rise, being the one making all the racket. PATIENCE, PERSISTANCE and FLEXIBILITY in the turkey woods. Keep it simple and you should survive. lol Good luck!blitzinstripes said:My best advice to a newbie is very simple . Don't do what you see on tv, which is call way too much and too loud . Become profficient on a box, slate, or even a push pin call . They sound good and are easy to learn as opposed to mouth calls. Scout vigilantly and have a lot of patience. When you know you are in a good spot and birds are in the area, be patient. Dont get frustrated. Be persistent. Success will come in time and it will be sweet as honey. Watch and learn from the birds. They will teach you how to hunt them. You will quickly become addicted to this sport. Best of luck to you!