Might want to wait until next year. We have had snow on the ground for a few weeks now and up to a foot more coming in the next few days. Highs later this week are around -10, lows to -20. That's without wind chill. We have a lot of partridge, sharpies and of course pheasants. I didnt know there was such a thing as not wild bird hunting until just recently. Shooting released birds is crazy to me. Definitely not hunting. PM me if your looking for some areas to hunt in ND. Don't overlook a cast and blast trip. Massive pike on flies in October, big bows and browns chasing streamers on the Missouri River below the big lake. We have had a lot of water the last few years. The potholes are full and the waterfowl hunting was awesome. October is a month I shouldn't have to work.