wow...great hunting and adventures. Hunting pheasants here in my part of Nebraska has become futile. Our numbers have been decimated by a combination of loss of habitat due to farming practices, Nebraska Game & Parks not being able to successful establish a program to resurrect a once plentiful upland game population, poor hatches and Mother Nature not helping with the survival of those birds that escape hunting pressure. Other than a few pockets of huntable numbers mainly in SW NE you pretty much have to venture up to South Dakota or even down in Kansas to experience any good hunting opportunity. May you have continued success chasing them grouse. Nice dogs.