Call of the Quail

Join retired minister Gates Shaw and author Charles Gaines as they chase quail through Alabama's rolling countryside.

Video Transcript:

The Reverend Gates Shaw: Scripture says that God created man and woman to have dominion over his creation. God created prey and predator, plenty and scarcity. This is the order of creation, and I’m here to take game. 

Charles Gaines: Hunting, on a simple level, is a sacrament. Symbiosis between dogs and men, and between friends and men. And it all has to do with knowledge. And love, as it is in all aspects of life, is all about knowledge.

The Reverend Gates Shaw: It’s not magic, it’s just the joy of the adventure, and somehow or other replicating what was once necessary for survival.