Madman, this year has been a tuff call on the vegetation due to extended cool weather. I agree with the 100 mile a week, normal years that is about right. NW Iowa is a hard call, they had a spell of no rain that worries me. Plenty of rain this last week, but was it in time? I may need to head to central or east iowa depending on how intel. plays out for the NW., so far the news is not real good. I love to hunt Iowa's loess hills, but not if the morels are sparse. Ground temp. wise I think most everything north of I- 80 stands a chance of still flushing big. But like you said sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. I think I have been eaten at least a half dozen times this year so far. Tired of that. Thanks for the info. If I did not have a real job, I would leave in the morning.