Most of what I learned about quail hunting early on, I learned from UD-BOPP. For the uninformed, that's the Upper Dubach Brotherhood of Partridge Pursuers.
My dad didn't hunt quail when I was growing up so neither did I. However, a group of guys from the Dubach area – Charles Fuller, Lamar Colvin, Pete Smith, Jerry Rogers et al, took me under their wing and took me on hunts around north Louisiana. I actually came close to bagging a quail once with those guys. My problem was I led the bird too far, not realizing how slow it was walking.