Following the Call of the Quail

One Saturday last December, Gates Shaw, a retired pastor and passionate quail hunter, hosted a group of friends for a day of quail hunting at Brierfield Farm, his family’s eight hundred acres in Bibb County, Alabama. Radcliff Menge, the owner of the sporting apparel company Tom Beckbe; writer and Garden & Gun contributor Charles Gaines; chef Chris Hastings of Birmingham’s Hot & Hot Fish Club; and photographer William Hereford were greeted by a welcome cold spell and treated to splendid dog work and plenty of adroit coveys.

Menge calls it the “most perfect day ever.” From the looks of it, we would hardly disagree. Click through to see the photos.

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