Jim- You are dead on.....we experienced a little of everything up here.
Early season we were cold and dry, we were able to hunt feeding patterns, and routes to roosting areas. We also called in a few toms that had not yet found hens.
Mid Season- warmed up and the birds turned on hot for 5 weekdays, the hens were not in heat yet and the gobblers were ready.......text book turkey hunting, locate roost, strut zone, and hen flock, get in there 1 hour before daylight.
Then we got some snow and high wind- toms were breeding hens- quietly I might add. So my late season hunters were successful on the fly down, and also walking ridges mid-day, persuading lonely toms to come have a look.
I have NEVER seen such big flocks in NM, 5 or 6 mature toms to every 15 hens, plus Jakes. I shot video of Numerous fights, breedings, strutting, and drumming. Action packed, but not a whole lot of talking....
Hens carried on in the trees, hit the ground, run to a tom who gobbled on the ground, repeat.....
I should burn you a DVD of my highlights.