I'll be experiencing that starting tomorrow as I'm headed for Michigan's U.P. for the week. We'll see how the bird numbers are.
Best of luck, Karl. I was up there with friends last Sunday. We found good numbers of woodcock. They hunted our best spots yesterday and didn't find any. Several days of rain, then strong NW winds and snow showers. I find it hard to believe they've all started south already. I was mostly checking new spots here in northern WI yesterday. No joy in most of those. But I did find several in a usually reliable covert.