My observation on the season this year. Opening weekend was very warm here, being very tough on myself and my springer. Birds were plentiful. Following week went well. Then, until first snow, hunting was tough. First snowfall seemed to bunch birds up and the hunting was excellent. Warm temps lately have melted snow and made hunting difficult. Overall bird numbers IMO are the same as last year. As of today, my son and I, have bagged 67 birds and 4 Huns. My son is a full time student at Iowa, but has been home for three weeks. As for me, I'm an old guy that never gives up. We allowed plenty of bird to elude us, but got our fair share. One of the best seasons I have enjoyed. Memories that will never be forgotten, and sights that will probably never be seen again. We are tired, beat up and skinny from many miles, but hope to continue to enjoy the sport I have enjoyed for 50 years.