Re: Isn't it odd...???
In my humble opinion, it's all about the hens. If a boss gobbler goes to roost surrounded by hens, and wakes up among all those lovely ladies, and feels no urge to gobble(keeping in mind that gobbling has only two purposes- to attract hens; and to warn off any other junior gobblers that may be thinking about stealing a hen or two), he struts on his limb until enough hens assemble beneath him and he flies down and breeds them. If the boss doesn't gobble, it's unusual for any gobblers to gobble, especially when they are on the ground. They felt the wrath of the boss for months and have no desire to take him on again. The pecking order is well established in February and March. Jakes, two year olds, and some three year olds have to wait their turn. They do a lot of fighting among themselves, but not with the big guy.
Then one day the boss goes to bed alone;he wakes up alone,and he is most vulnerable on that day, so you had better be there if you want to put him in your freezer. In the meantime all of these subordinate gobblers become trophies for someone, if they can sneak away from the boss and his flock long enough to respond to calling.
If you understand the quiet mornings they are much easier to accept. On days when there are no gobbles a good option is to do a lot of aggressive cutting in hopes of pulling the boss hen in along with her partner.
As for the weather, the temperature, fog, rain, or anything else, how would you explain birds gobbling in one area and not gobbling a mile down the road? Happy hunting.