Looking like a very rough winter for pheasants thus far. We had enough snow to make it tough going already, now a 3 day blizzard with 12-24" over most of the state. Most areas also had a glazing of freezing mist/rain prior to this snow. Been probably 10 years since I haven't hunted up til the end of the season, granted some years had enough snow to make it difficult but I doubt it will even be possible to get out now. Forecast is for bitter cold the next 10 days, several days with HIGHS around -10. Hard to imagine that the birds still have 3.5-4 months to go before winter ends. Let's hope that January and February moderate.