sorry misread your post kurt maybe there is a state game land near your place the pgc website will have those listed. ask around you might be able to get permission to hunt private land and sometime they're are the best places to hunt in my opinion
don't hunt them for a few years. try to keep predator like coons, coyote, fishers, snakes, fox away from the area. anything that eats eggs and the bird itself. flooding during the hatch will also wipe them out.