I'm a volunteer in Osmond, about 30 miles north of Norfolk.
As far as the winter kill goes......I'm not too worried for birds up here. There's some pretty good snow drifts, but, in most places if you go down the road 1/2 mile or a mile it's almost bare ground where the wind blew the field clean to make that big snow drift.
Where do you hunt at, down by you?
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.