It's a helluva drive but if you want to make a run up the northeast portion of the state (around the Sterling area) I'm Field Staff for a group called FowlGrunt and would be more than willing to get you on some birds. I can take you or point you in the right direction either way.
Every day I try to be the person my dog thinks I am. If I have accomplished this when my time comes, I feel I will have had a pretty good life.
FowlGrunt Field Staff