I'm from Millington, a little north of Memphis. There's not many quail around here. I usually have to buy some and put them out to get the dogs some work. I have 2 setters and a pointer. Just back from a South Dakota trip and did well all on public ground.
Hunted a couple of days , got up one really nice covey of quail. I killed one male out of it. Grouse hunted one day , no birds. Have seen a few woodcock around. Hunted wyoming and north dakota earlier in the year , did really well.
I'm located east of Nashville 60 miles or so. Typically I go to Kansas a few time a year to chase Roosters and Quail. Only went once this year due to work,etc. Hopefully this next year I can make more trips. I might even go to SD this fall.
We had a hard time finding birds, finally zeroed in on them and then I couldn't hit the broadside of a very large barn. My buddy did pretty well the last couple of days. It appears it will be several years before KS gets back to normal unfortunetly.
No prob , I assume since you are traveling lots that means you are working lots and i definitely know how that is. Ive never hunted SW kansas but would like to check it out. Believe it or not we got into a huge (20 birds at least) covey of quail here last week. Best point of the year for my dog. Pointed one woodcock and wild flushed three more.