I am happy to say after 2 killer winters in eastern Wa, there are still pockets that have a good population of pheasants and quail. This week a buddy of mine and I hunted here in Eastern Wa with my not quite 2 year old german short hair male, Jake. In an area where we found few birds last year, we had about 30 flushes, each killed a limit and found a few quail to boot. The thing I am most happy about is the progress Jake has made since last year. At not quite 2 years, he still has more bad days than good, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.