The Wing Flick and Turn
Busted! The gobbler decided to come to you, but he gave you a lousy shot opportunity. You waited for a better one, but the moment is gone. What's a hunter to do?
- If he's still in range, shoot him in the back of the head and neck.
- If he's not in range, let him drift out of view. Call to get him to gobble. Get a fix on his location and reposition yourself a slight distance away to yelp him in.
- If he's really walking away fast, let him go--relax. Pour yourself a cup of coffee. Eat a snack. Strategize, or just go find a fresh bird. Gobblers will sometimes drift away and return.