i just returned from sd i took my daughter (15). the weather was just to hot temps near 60-70 is hard on the dogs and the birds just ran. yes the cover has just been destroyed but the silver lineing is we found a lot of birds and a lot of great public cover. the trouble was the weather, make it cold with a lil snow and ud have a great time. i'm heading back with gpowers from the uph site and we are hunting dec 8-12. i can only hope conditions on the ground will be better. have a great holiday season and tell your son hi!