This last winter was the most brutal in decades here in SD. Tons of dead birds at the end of the season. This year...I've been making my usual circuit to the lakes I fish in the spring. Normally I enjoy seeing all the roosters in their spring attire...beautiful. This spring they are just not there. South Dakota formally states they never publish "numbers"...I suspect for good reason. Every year is a good year according to the GF&P. I was born and raised in SD...I know what I should be seeing.He is asking about wild birds but i do some preserve hunts in the off season too. Mostly to get the dog and myself out of the house. He doesn't care if they are wild or not. Might hit SD again this year.