I wasn't able to hunt very long as I was helping a buddy at his house most of the day. Grabbed the dog and drove 45 minutes out of the cities to hunt the golden hour. Went to the first spot which I had never been to before and there was a car there. Next spot was empty but the cover looked poor and no crops nearby. Spot 3,4,5 had either bird or deer hunters on them. Finally found a spot open and jumped out to hunt a cattail edge, only to sink through and get wet up to my knees. Left and drove to another spot I had hunted a month earlier and seen birds at. The grass was beat down good by the snow and did not flush a bird. On the walk back to my truck after shooting hours closed I saw 6 pheasant walking on the gravel road directly behind the tailgate of my pickup. Couldn't identify all of them, but the last one to flush was a rooster.