In late season, small groups of three or four hunters have a better chance at a covert approach with a higher probability of success. With 30 years of pheasant-hunting experience throughout the Midwest behind him, Mike Moody, a South Dakota pheasant outfitter, believes that a low profile is the only way to hunt late-season birds. His tactics include using detailed plans with well-trained dogs and a handful of hunters. "Late-season pheasants are a totally different bird from the ones you find on opening weekend," declares Moody. "They've seen it all and you have to hunt them in the same sneaky manner you would if you were going after a big buck; anything less and you won't get within 400 yards of a bird."