Five Quotes About Quail Hunting

By Michael Maynor

“You will rarely find a dedicated quail shot who is not a pretty nice guy. He has to be a nice guy, because he is performing for the benefit of his dogs, himself, and his companions, and all are experts in the detection of fraudulent behavior in the field.”

-Robert Ruark

“Life is just too short to go quail hunting with the wrong people.” 

-President Jimmy Carter

“I came on the old and best ways of writing through ignorance and experiment and was startled when truths leaped out of brushes like quail before the gunshot. “

-Ray Bradbury

“My mother … was perfectly horrified when I began shooting and tried to keep me in school, but I would run away and go quail shooting in the woods.”

-Annie Oakley

“I felt strange and somewhat rude as I walked in behind the point and honor – I was a man walking into what was so much like a famous painting that I almost had to laugh. But, if you’re lucky, that’s what a lot of quail hunting is – a series of lovely paintings that we walk into and out of all day long.”

-Gene Hill

Cover photo details: Overhills, Harnett County, NC, Manchester vicinity, 1920s. From the General Negative Collection, State Archives of North Carolina.

I am a proud native of North Carolina with a deep love for the sporting lifestyle and everything Southern. My book collection seems to grow endlessly, and I have a particular fondness for collecting vintage duck decoys. Despite appearing content, my heart longs to return to Africa for another safari adventure. John 3:16