Actually, quail are pretty rare around here.
Were I so inclined, and properly outfitted, and willing to break a few laws, I certainly could have brought home a grouse for dinner. Not sure if I ever ate grouse. My dad used to go bird hunting when I was a teenager and I got taken along, only somewhat willingly. Not sure if I ever hit anything. We did have the occasional pheasant for dinner, and I don't remember it being particularly tasty.
Of course the other options on my recent outings to Quabbin were a porcupine and 3 river otters. The porcupine would certainly have been the easier target, and easier to retrieve if I did hit it.
Trying to imagine the look on Gail's face if I arrived home with either.
The otters would have been a small fast-moving target, and then there's the matter of retrieval if you do hit it.