Don't get me wrong, Montana was far from a slow hunt (I just moved here from New Jersey, if you want talk dismal pheasant opps that's where to start!). It was a fun two days of hunting and the thick cover made it more so. You never knew where a pheasant, sharptail or hun might explode from the cover. Typically, they didn't hold tight and were busting from the thickets, grass, woodlands and other cover ahead of the dogs or on the edges. Unexpected flushes kept all the hunters on edge and contributed to mental fatigue as much as some of the waist-high cover or tangled thickets did to physical fatigue.