In eastern iowa the fields are burried in deep snow and ice, most cover is drifted over and the pheasants are struggling. We are in a deep cold weather pattern and pheasants can only take so much, they carry little body fat in a good year. I've been putting out corn where i know birds are. I made another round today and the birds were clearly hungry, not wanting to go far when i pulled over next to where they were comfortable, as i dumped corn. I'm getting a 1000lbs of corn tomorrow from an elavator, the guy that runs the elevator has been making the rounds as well. This is one of 'those winters' where we will see a major winterkill,at least in east central Iowa . If the pheasants don't get some assistance, next year will be tough hunting. The bird numbers this year were as high as they've been in the last twenty years and I figure spending several hundred dollars on corn to tide these birds through is better than the bar tabs I'll rack up next year if the pheasant population tanks. I implore other hunters in areas affected as severely as mine to contact their local grain elavator, make the rounds where birds are grouping up and consider it a small investment in being able to recreate in the fall.