If we get through 1 more month without a disaster, the southeastern part of the state should have about as good a spring as can reasonably be hoped for. Heading into winter, there were considerably more birds than a lot of people thought. They'd just made themselves scarce during much of the hunting season. Winter wasn't bad. I'm pretty optimistic & I'm really looking forward to the GF&P coming out with last year's harvest & adjusted preseason population estimates.SD corn is 95% planted and 72% emerged which is outstanding. Beans and flowers ahead of last years pace and at or ahead of 5 year average so looking good there also. Things continue to point towards the possibility of a good year. Fingers crossed for good hatching weather.