Hey, Ethan, sorry for the tardy response to your post....my computer went on the blink and it took a few days to get it fixed.
We did not get hit by that weather system that you guys up north had come through. The weather was consistently good pretty much throughout the season down south. We didn't get any significant moisture (although we certainly could use it) and we usually get some very windy days during the season, but I don't recall a single day where the wind was really a factor.
Good to hear that the birds are doing well up north, too. I am amazed at how well our turkey populations are doing in recent years, at least in the areas that I hunt. I would guess the population in the Lincoln NF has as least doubled in the last five years....maybe tripled. We have had consistent hatches, and good poult survival, it seems, for several years now.
I'm not sure that the southwest area is experiencing an overall upswing in turkey numbers, but I have also heard some encouraging reports from that area, as well. It is certainly a good time to be a turkey hunter in NM!
PS....it's good to see some activity on the NM page here!