Spent the weekend looking north it's not as bad as some would like us to believe, did plenty of glassing/driving and finally found them in good numbers, limits came easily. Mostly local birds or high mountain lake/river birds that have pushed into valley floor areas. Not even close to migratory birds yet.
Southern guys need to scratch that itch I guess? it's typically late November- December before the south end becomes a player on migrators. Weather sites absolutely are a must for scouting otherwise common sense should be used, like today's High in Bismarck ND 77 Denver Co 79. If that itch becomes a rash be prepared to spend $$$$.
Southern end can't open soon enough for me as well fact is once its open many of my haunts become abandon
, with southern obvious low-cals becoming pressure cookers forcing birds to move on