1 thing that gripes me about Indiana's season is that it runs for less than 3 weeks.. Don't know why, since there are turkeys everywhere seems like. I will at least be around for the full season this year, since my bear hunt is scheduled for after turkey season ends..
Which state are your referring to? Last year in Nebraska where I hunted it was a super late spring. The turkeys were flocked up until a few weeks into the shotgun season and didn't respond to calls or decoys. The turkeys really didn't start dispersing from their winter flocks and grounds and hens didn't start nesting until fairly late. Once this happens thngs get a lot easier. If you are hunting public land it may be more of an issue but private land it may not matter hunting later dates. So far this spring there hasn't been a whole lot of snow like last spring so we'll see what happens.
hunt afternoons even early season. Again hens leave the toms mid morning to go lay and egg and at some point the tom will find itself alone. In the late afternoons they start collecting hens again while heading to roost. Afternoon is a great time if the temps dont get too hot