Select the largest stump, blow-down, tree trunk or rock that is wider than your shoulders and higher than your head to place your back against when calling; a hunter is more likely to spot another hunter when moving to the front or side than from behind.
Positively identify my target as a legal bird and insist on a good shot; and share responsible turkey hunting with others and work for wild turkey conservation.
Select a spot that is in open timber rather than thick brush: wearing camouflage clothing and eliminating movement is more critical to success than hiding in heavy cover.
Always check carefully that no one is stalking your decoys before leaving your position.
Don't let the fact that hens and gobblers are typically both legal for harvest in the fall cloud your judgement when it comes time to pull the trigger. Always, always be sure of your target and make sure it is a wild turkey and not a fellow hunter or other animal.
Never put your finger on the trigger until ready to shoot.