I am in north central Kansas west of Salina about an hour. All I can tell you is what I see for pheasant activity in my day to day around the farm and I haven't seen much. Its been so hot and dry here that it has taken a big toll on everything, pheasants included. I used to have them in my yard all the time but haven't seen one for a couple of weeks near my place.
Compounding this issue is the fact that a lot of prime pheasant habitat (CRP grassland) has been broke out and put back into production in the last few years. I hope I'm wrong but I would warn you to not get your hopes up for the pheasant season in this area this year.
So many coyotes....so little time....