No right or wrong way. When hunting alone, I generally won't sit more than thirty minutes in one spot, and that's even when I can see/hear a bird. If I haven't broken him by then, I'm going to find a spot where he'll come. Just the way I prefer to hunt. Obviously that means bumping a lot of quiet birds, but I simply don't enjoy hunting those birds. I'd rather move until I find a hot bird. That said, you'll probably kill more birds by finding a good spot and sitting all day. And, that's especially true if you have a limited amount of ground on which to hunt. I haven't carried a box call in years, but there's no denying they're killer. Whatever call/s you have confidence in is what you should carry and use. I rarely use decoys (been several years since I shot a bird over a decoy) unless I'm taking someone else. Decoys are effective, but I just prefer figuring out how to make the bird come to the call. Please understand I'm not at all anti-decoy, but they can become a crutch. Hunt for a couple of years without a decoy, and you'll end up a better hunter. But, as long as an individual is content with his hunting that's all that really matters. I've used a 20 gauge for several years now. Killer to 40 yards, and the pattern is still good at fifty. Looking back, I've only shot a couple of birds beyond 40, so a light youth model 20 makes an ideal gun for the way I hunt. Doesn't make it right for everyone.