“If variety is the spice of life, so also is it the spice of a hunt. You may bag fewer birds, but you’ll have more fun—and you will more truly earn those you do get, which has a lot to do with inward satisfaction. For it is always true, I think, that the more nearly any sport approaches a fifty–fifty proposition, the keener the thrills it produces. The birds have taken matters into their own hands, so to speak, and are giving themselves a more even chance than formerly against their pursuers. That’s only fair, and no sportsman will ever quarrel with fairness.”

So states Horace Lytle in “The End of a Perfect Day,” one of 40 great quail hunting stories compiled in The Greatest Quail Hunting Book Ever. Get your copy now from Sporting Classics!