I was still as I could be, I guess that doesn't mean I didn't move. I haven't seen enough gobblers to read their body language. He came stutting up the hill to me in full strut. He relaxed for a second and looked around. Then he fanned out long enough to puff up and then he relaxed again. I had the gun on him the whole time, there was a lot small growth on the ground that I was hoping he would clear. Anyway, after his 2nd strut he stuck his head straight up looked down the hill to our side and started moving that way. He almost looked confused that there wasn't a hen where I was. Maybe I shouldn't of made a sound, but when he started toward the side hill, I yelped softly in hopes to get his attention. He looked around for about 10 seconds and then started putting.
Maybe I shouldn't of made a sound, but he was going to move down that side hill from me anyway. I can't get too down though. This is another first for me. This gobbler was the first to respond to my calling. If he would of just cleared the brush he was behind!
I let him alone for about 30 minutes. I then tried looping around and down into the valley, but no dice. I was a little worried about calling again, but I put in a differnet mouth call and yelped again. Sat for about an hour and got nothing, so I decided to save it for another day.