CRP certainly helps, if you can find it as it is RARE anymore. My inlaws have 2 quarters of CRP (along with food plots) and still don't have much for birds. Lots of chicks early, but the heat and drought just killed the crap out of them. We need the conditions to be perfect to get a bounce back after this year. Pockets of birds was how it used to be before the CRP boom, and we are back there today. If you like walking you certainly can find a limit....but you better be OK with being short many days too.