In my neck of the woods - winter has been rather mild with warmer temps and lower snowfall. Could be setting up for a good carry over of birds. Any fellow pheasant hunters have different conditions to post?
"Cackle and Color"
had heard Havre , and Great falls area had almost twice the normal snow in Jan. than usual, but temps were moderate, and I believe most of their snow dissapted? second hand, I live in SW Montana. Not sure how eastern Montana has fared this winter.