English setters are a great choice ,my friend has had them for 30 years that I know of, the one that he brought to upstate NY was a great grouse dog, the only dog that I ever saw that would point up into a tree if a grouse was there. He had another setter that would retrieve and would drop the bird in his opened game vest. There are thousands of acres in Iowa that are free walk in access, that you can download maps that tell you acreage and types of game that you will find there. We took four of his dogs to Iowa last fall. Don't over look shooting preserves, they put out 15 or 16 quail for you for X amount of dollars and then you and your dog go after them. I drove from Indianapolis down to Pensacola where he lives and we had 30 birds set out and was able to get 26 of them, but it was hot (73 degrees) in January. We had to rotate 2 dogs at a time. But it was a lot of fun.