Some birds aren'tworth the risk of shooting at them. Cheney whirled around to take a quail thatflushed behind him. To safely shoot a bird behind a line of hunters, you don'tspin and shoot; you point your muzzle straight up in the air so as not to swingit past anyone else. You turn around. With the muzzle up, you look for otherpeople, dogs, and trucks before you point the gun. I've done this safely amillion times, but after the Cheney accident, I may let those birds go.