What do you shoot ? What loads ?Have done that trip from TN 11 times. As stated , birds will be spotty. We have rented a house in Lucas before. Good area to base out of given the amount of WHIA within a 50 mile radius. There will be lots of areas that are just cut wheat or milo. You have to get out of the truck and see what's beyond the road front. Woody cover , even places that look like more of a place to put a deer stand will be quail ish. As stated , roosters will be wild but will find a few willing to hold here or there. Knocking on doors there is tough. Lots of nice farmsteads with nobody living there.
Mid January roosters on public land in Kansas often get up very wild. Around Lucas, you are likely to get into more quail than pheasants, but if you want to target pheasants that late in the season, I'd bring something bigger than 6s.What do you shoot ? What loads ?