I ain't gonna try and figure this out , as to why that tom hit the ground before the hens ,,,,,,,,,that's puzzling . But he did , and your calling hit the right nerve on a tom that was eager to breed . He knew the girls were still upstairs and this new chick sounds willing,,,,,,,,,,WE'LL NEVER KNOW .
CONGRATS to your girl friend . Now she'll never be the same again.
About the fact that there was no other gobblers to be heard . Well , I'd say the weather had them mostly shut down , and there are still plenty of toms around .
Last fall I scouted , hunted for 3-4 weeks before I found reasonably fresh sign . Early in the season it looked as if the majority of the turkeys had vanished . Finally I found them . They were spending the majority of their time on about 30 acres of a 1000 acre prime spot. When I did finally see the flock I could hardly believe my eyes . 30-35 gobblers of all ages . Another flock of 27 hens .
And now , based on the number of individual bird gobbles we hear on sat & sun , there's more birds in that area than I dreamed .
On the other hand ,,,,we did have a tough winter . There is the remote possibility that you actually did suffer a great loss of birds . Just an idea .But I hope it ain't true .
Best wishes on your remaining hunts .