I was a tad late going out this a.m., brought along a straggler to practice calling. Set up in a new spot, as it was getting too light to go into the woods. Placed the decoys, set up the blind, unzipped the windows and we were ready.
I demonstrated the calling sounds, then my caller attempted…then giggled a bit as it sounded like a dying turkey. We waited, called, then waited…listened to the birds, then waited.
Then I spotted a red fox running up the hill. He paused for a second looking our way, then scampered inside the woods. I signaled to start the clucking again. A few seconds later 2 foxes came out of the woods slinking down the hill toward us, they would pause for a second then sit and watch the decoys, then scampered closer. Knowing that if the foxes were hanging out here looking for turkey, we did not stand a chance in calling a big Tom in. Our hunting session was done. Not a loss though, as we watched the foxes scamper along the hillside. I wished I had a camera to catch the footage.