Here's some more discussion bait: What is your favorite Upland Game and where is your favorite place to hunt them? Ringnecks are my favorite bird. I've only hunted these mainly in Indiana and Michigan, but I've hunted some pretty good ground in both states (Clarence Tripplett GBHA in Indiana, for instance). I'm still working on that "dream" trip out west, but that should come next fall. NW Indiana has been the best to me, but I also have shot some in NE Indiana. Since the phesant season is relatively short and does start late in the fall (I consider Labor Day weekend the start of fall), I have to supplement my phesant hunting with something else, that would be Grouse, they are a close second to phesant in my book. My favorite place is N. Lower Penninsula of Michigan. The UP may be better, but I've just never spent that much time trying it. I like to hunt the NE section of the Lower Penn around Gladwin, Houghton Lake, and Gaylord. I also like to shoot doves, that's a great primer. I've never went strictly quail hunting. I've flushed some while phesant hunting and chased a lot in Field Trials (not comparable to wild quail), but I'm sure those would be fun too. Late in the year, after the upland winds down (like now), I'll pull out my waders and go chase ducks too.