Wild bird and game hunting seems to be to a great degree regional. It is a popular sport in the West and Southwest, in certain parts of the North, and particularly throughout the South. Quail figured often on the tables of my childhood, and it was an integral part of Christmas-morning breakfast. It is a thought that is essentially romantic but I invariably think of quail as a Southern staple.
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