Hello all! My name is Kyler, and I'm an agronomy student currently attending school at Kansas State University. I've browsed the forums for quite some time, but finally decided to make an account. I'm from southeast Kansas, and have been an avid hunter all of my life. Anything that crawls or flies in Chautauqua county Kansas, I hunt it. However, the one thing I haven't gotten the chance to hunt much is upland birds. There are no pheasants to speak of in my part of the state, and until the past couple of years, the quail have been spotty too. So I primarily hunt deer, turkeys, and waterfowl. My family traditionally hunted quail back in "the good ol' days" but doesn't really hunt upland anymore. I've never shot a pheasant in my life, and have shot a handful of quail. I've always been fascinated by upland birds, and find it absurd that I've never been hunting for them. I've been to South Dakota spring snow goose hunting several times and seeing all of those pheasants was absolutely incredible! What beautiful birds, and tasty too. I have a one year old black lab who in his first year of hunting waterfowl has done incredible! He has a nose like a bloodhound, and I know he'd be great on upland. With the dramatic increase in quail populations on our family farm and all across the state, I have decided I'm fed up with not hunting upland birds. So next season I intend to hunt quail around home, and also try to find a rooster or two out west. I have no doubt that upland bird hunting will be a serious passion of mine, like I feel about hunting all other sorts of game. So I made an account to pick your brains about what I need to do to get my dog and I prepared to hunt next season. Sorry for the long winded post, I tend to be that way. I look forward to getting to know you all and becoming part of the community.