So I went through the Columbia Basin and over to the Snake for the geezer hunt. If you liked last years pheasant season, this one will be slightly less enjoyable. The state is continuing to plant fewer birds each year. I believe it will be totally gone is a few years. But, the disappointment for this year was the fewer number of wild birds. There might be a sampling bais since the weather was a bit warmer this year than last. Also my hunting times this year tended to be in the middle of the day rather than morning and evening. But my dog flushed less birds and covered lots of ground without even getting birdy this year. Usually, he trips over birds even under poor scenting conditions.