I know you're looking for wild birds, but if you're willing to give pen raised a try in the interim, then I'm game for a hunt at Top Flight in Columbus...an hour west of Houston. I've been a dozen times and have yet to have a bad hunt. The Chuckar sit fairly tight, but the quail and pheasant can be very comparable to wild birds. This late in the season there are plenty of "wild" coveys that have been survivng in the bush....many hunters don't leave with all of their quail. Bringing your own dog to TF is fine. I'm not a member there, just have had some good hunts there. Shoot me a PM if you're interested. Good luck in your search.