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The beaters walk close together and keep an excellent line, making the whole lime a guttural noise which re- sembles a person gargling. This they keep up incessantly, and it is rather apt to get on one's nerves. The object of it is to make the quail rise, as they sit very close. Until you get into the way of them, quail are not so easy to shoot as you might expect ; they offer a very small target and they fly at a great pace. A friend and I killed no birds in about four hours one