Trim your diaphragm call with scizors.
I only use a diaphragm call, & have been very successfull.
There are guys who are actually well versed in Turkey calling, that recomends at least 1 of every call made to change it up for whatever the birds like.
I'm not above layin the smack down on a bird from ambush if they're not responding to calls tho, so, I guess I'm not a true Turkey hunter....
I can see how a deek could prove highly effective, but I haven't gone that far yet.
FOR THE FIRST THREE DAYS of the season, most turkeys make a grouse look intelligent. They truly are the DUMBEST birds on the planet.....UNTILL they get shot at once or twice. Then they get all "Super Spooky, Einstein bird, Navy Seal Thunder Chicken" on you, & you have to work for it. They learn QUICK, & can vanish if they here a call they figure is a trap. They quickly become the smartest, & stealthiest critters in the woods by day 4.
Easiest way for success in my experience is
Locate a roost tree
Show up Early, & quiet & get set up
If they're migrating toward you when they leave the roost, STAY QUIET.
Don't be afraid to keep shootin if it gets hit hard, & mysteriously revives & takes flight....
ya....... Another story for later...
On a simmilar note, I.M. is as light of a choke as is ever recomend. F. or X.F. is about perfect IMO, & X.X.F. is just too much.
I also prefer a long choke vs the short stubby flush to the end of your barrel ones. Imo, the longer chokes do a better job of consistant pattering of shot because of the long gradual taper vs cramming it all togather at the end. Just a thought.
Imo, best hours I've found for calling are first couple hours of daylight, & a couple hours till dusk before roost.
Go back a few pages on the Turkey hunting board, & read my story about "ever take a 3 year old turkey hunting...?"
It pretty much sums up every turkey hunt I've ever been on, & any that I have yet to experience. It's a riot, but make sure you don't mind being outsmarted more than once before you bag one
Good Luck Mike!