If you aren't set on the Milford area I would recommend heading toward the SW part of the state. We hunted around Dodge City openind weekend and the pheasants were pretty thick. They're still down a little bit but the amount of birds we saw was pretty impressive. We also saw 4 BIG coveys of quail so I don't think you'd have a hard time finding a couple coveys. Not sure if this is an option for you though.