Upland bird seasons are just around the corner. Almost time to break out the shotgun, load up the dog box and get that bouncy new pup into her first season, or perhaps the old gray lady into her last. We might think we know quite a bit about the birds we hunt, but how well do you really know them? Can you speak or understand bobwhite? Watch the video below to find out how fluent you are. The caller is Dr. Dale Rollins of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in Roby, Texas. Rollins was also a finalist in the 2008 Field & Stream Heroes of Conservation Awards. Learn more about his work here.

Pretty cool stuff, but you know you’re in the depths of a scorching, never-ending summer depression when a video of a dude whistling like a quail gets you longing for November…