Morning , Kygobbler ,,,welcome too.
Them fall birds are tough enough without some lousy weather ,,,yet they are still out there and workable no matter what the conditions may be .
If I could go,,,oh how I wish I could ,,,I would focus on the areas where the wind has the least effectand a good supply of food . Downwind side timber . Benches on the side of ridges ,,,downwind side . Open fields with good windbreak and food . No matter what the terrain is like you can bet there will be food there .
So , I guess you should consider the food supply ,,or what is actually attracting birds to any given area and then weed out the places where the wind would LIKELY be an aggravation to the turkeys .
Nothing is a given ,,,,bet you've already figured that out . But more times than not ,,turkeys will try to get out of a stiff wind ,,or go to the places where the wind is lighter .
Any snow cover will be to your advantage for spotting the birds . And , they too will be able to spot you sooner . If you have binocs I recommend using them often in your movement . I can't say I use them all the time but do from time to time . My good friend has a big wide holler on his place where the deer and turkeys like to feed . Timber is very open . One can see 3/4 the way across this hotspot with the naked eye . 2 weeks ago we were trying to locate the gobblers for Jon . I took my glasses mainly because I was not carrying a gun . We very slowly eased up the slope as we approached the big holler . Every two , slow steps I would stop and glass the area . I'm guilty of often thinking about being able to see the turkeys as they move about feeding . BAD HABIT ! This time I spotted a gobbler , but only with the big glasses . I tried to pick him out without the binocs , but it was useless . He wasn't moving , but rather standing on a log which had fallen across a big deep ditch , preening his feathers . We didn't get our move done in time to work on the bird/birds before they went to roost on another property . But we would never have known they were there without the binocs .
Best wishes in the woods . Keep at 'em and stay with us . Keep us updated on your outings .