For almost three decades, John E. Phillips has fooled with turkeys, been fooled by turkeys, fooled a few turkeys and been made a fool of by many turkeys. Phillips became a turkey hunter by learning from the masters of the sport. He has gathered information for his newspaper columns, magazine articles and books on the outdoors for the past 20 years. The award-winning author of nine other books, including "The Masters' Secrets of Deer Hunting," Phillips has spent many years afield in the company of expert hunters. He makes his living learning the secrets of master hunters and then writing about them.