I remember this like it was yesterday: "Who coined this silly term. . .?" It was 10 years ago. The kid I referenced in this is now on the cusp of 21 and is a big burly sheet metal worker. I've had 10 years to think about gobblers that hang up. I've solved the problem sometimes by: 1) Heading away from the gobbler 2) Closing on the gobbler -- Podcast from the 2012 Opener. 3) Staying put and shutting up 4) Staying put and calling . . . but most of the time, whatever I do, I end up going in for lunch without a bird. What I have learned is that about half the time, the gobbler has a hen in sight, and that she's the one leading him away. In that case heading away does no good. Neither does any sort of serious calling. The rest of the time, the gobbler is alone or with a few acolytes. In that case most everything else I've mentioned is no good. I do have one hard and fast tactic that seems to work. Most times, you can assume a lone gobbler that hangs up is doing so, because he is expecting you to come to him. He hears you and stops what he's doing and goes into a strut. If you go silent, the gobbler may come. I have spent a lot of time listening to turkeys in the off-season in preparation for my podcasts, and there are a lot of times when turkeys' calling becomes muffled or silenced by wind or obstruction. Turkeys . . . Ooops. It's late. I gotta run to work. More later.