Big fall gobblers are independent. Some older birds prefer to be alone and are most content when feeding. They love a big, open field where visibility is unlimited. After all, a big daddy bird reaches 3 or 4 years old by being cautious in a world where almost every other creature in the woods wants to dine on his succulent flesh.
Start by determining the roosting areas and then set up trail cameras between their roost and food. Using a camera allows me to find long beards without spooking birds. They are cautious enough at best.
Roost areas are found by listening in the evening for heavy wings flying up in trees. Generally, these birds were discovered by glassing fields with a good pair of binoculars and then observed walking into a certain section of woods