Valentine, Nebraska. Best of the the sandhills. Pretty country, both prairie chickens and sharptails.
Montana above the highline (North of the northern railine, near the Canadian border. Sharptails and huns. Montana towns include Glasgow, Plentywood, Scobey. Pierre, SD. Sharptails and chickens. (Pierre is a zoo -- bird hunters from all over the country converge on it opening week. Birds are very educated --accommodations and restaurants are better than other towns. Montana has lots of accessible land thru different programs. Valentine has a national forest and wildlife refuge that is huntable but you need steel shot. Also, there is a lot of ranch land you can access by asking. You need to get out of the crops and hunt crp and pasture near the crops. You may not see as many birds but it is much better for dogs--fewer runners. Also, Kansas has a very good walkin program. You can get into pheasants in crp near crops and in some parts of the state (especially the flint hills, quail. If you go to Kansas, you want to go in November while birds still hold in grass.