SO This morning I went to a new spot and had a great textbook hunt right up until I missed a 10 yard shot!
There are not a lot of birds in the area, so I was feeling REALLY good to have called this guy in! He seemed far away when I first heard him, then a tad closer, then I heard a hen. I started "arguing" withe the hen, and eventually the gobbler stopped. soon enough, there he was entering the clearing. After making it with 80 yards or so, the wind was making my hen decoy move A LOT! The gobbler looked nervous and began to retreat. It was then that I saw the hen coming in toward my decoy, and this seemed to put the Tom at ease. he then came in closer, and closer and CLOSER! At 10 yards he was facing me and I raised my pump and MISSED!
I went to chamber another shell and the slide was JAMMED! My fleece glove just slid on the stock so I was hosed! I managed to get my glove of for one more shot but no dice.
My question is .....
Do you think it is worth hitting the same spot tomorrow or might this pair be too freaked out? These were the only two birds I saw this morning.