Go on a Hunting Trip and We'll Guess How Long You Served in the Military

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Go on a Hunting Trip and We'll Guess How Long You Served in the Military
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About This Quiz

It's almost that time of year, but we're not there just yet! Scratch your itch to get in the woods with this quiz, and we will be able to tell how long you served in the military. The choices you make and the way you move through the bush will tell us all about your service, but will it tell us how long you were enlisted?

Your military training has given you skills beyond regular hunters. You've been trained to follow your intuition, handle your weapons with respect, and how to take your time hunting down your prey. During these questions about your hunting trip, you'll leave little clues about your military service. You'll also give away the length of time you spent honorably wearing a uniform. All you have to do is go on the virtual hunt! 

Lace up your boots and don't forget your blaze orange! You'll need to pick the right firearm, the perfect location and know how to field dress the bounty you've tracked down. Your hunting trip will tell us all we need to know about the time you spent chasing your military career. Will we get it right, or will we need to adjust our sights? Ready to take the bait?

Question 1 You're loading up the truck for a hunting trip. What do you make sure you've packed?
Fishing rods
Extra water
My collapsible tree stand
My kayak

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Question 3 Will you spend your nights in a tent or in a hunting lodge?
It depends what I'm hunting.
I am a fan of staying in tents.
I usually sleep at home.
A bunch of us get a cabin when we go.

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Question 4 In your opinion, what's the best way to mask your scent when you're hunting?
It's important to rub local plants and dirt on your clothes.
I use unscented soaps before I go hunting.
The scent control clothes always work.
Overloads have been proven to work best.

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Question 5 Which of these hunting knives would you have hanging off your belt?
Gerber Gear Vital Big Game Folder
Buck Omni Hunter
Benchmade Steep Country Family
Buck Alaskan Guide

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Question 6 You become disoriented and fear you might be lost. How do you find your way again?
First, I'll stop and retrace my steps.
I always carry a compass.
I have a map in my pocket at all times.
I'll use the sun to find my way.

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Question 7 How long would it take you to field dress a 12-point buck?
15 minutes
An hour
30 minutes
Over an hour

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Question 8 Do you wear a blaze orange vest when you're out hunting?
I do wear a vest!
I prefer to wear a blaze orange hat.
I wear a few pieces of blaze orange.
I like wearing an armband instead.

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Question 9 What type of small game might you score for dinner on a big hunt?
Squirrel
Opossum
Fish
Dove

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Question 10 Will you process your kill, or will you take it to a meat cutter?
I can process smaller stuff.
I prefer taking it to a butcher.
I do all my own processing.
I have a friend who should be a professional butcher.

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Question 11 After you bag a deer, how long will you let it hang before butchering it?
24 hours
3-5 days
1-2 days
6-7 days

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Question 12 Do you hike into your favorite hunting spot or do you drive an ATV?
I drive my four-wheeler in.
I always hike there. It's quieter.
I take my truck off-road to get there.
It depends on the time of year.

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Question 13 What do you do around the campfire on the first night of your hunting trip?
It's a good time to dry out my clothes.
I like to cook my catch.
I make sure all my gear is in good shape for tomorrow.
I have to get up too early to sit around the fire.

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Question 14 Which type of game do you consider the most challenging to hunt?
Ducks
Deer
Bear
Moose

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Question 15 A nasty winter storm sneaks up on you. How will you make a makeshift shelter?
My treestand is built to handle it.
I carry a tarp for these reasons.
If the snow is deep enough, I'll make a cave.
I'll look for an outcropping of rocks to fortify.

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Question 16 You've brought your compound bow along. What kind of arrow will you use?
Bloodsport Extreme
Easton FMJ
Gold Tip Velocity
I never use a bow.

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Question 17 You didn't bring enough water, so you need to purify some from a stream. How will you do it?
I'll make a fire and boil it.
I like to keep water purification tablets on hand.
I've been meaning to get a water straw.
I'll use rocks and charcoal to clean it.

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Question 18 There are four states known for moose hunting season. Which one would you choose for a trip?
Idaho
Alaska
Maine
Washington

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Question 19 What's your take on scenting before a rut?
If I'm hunting locally, I'll do it.
I kind of think it's cheating.
I've never tried it.
There are pros and cons to scenting.

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Question 2 It's white-tail deer season. Which rifle are you going to take this year?
Marlin 336C
Ruger American
Ambush 300 Blackout
26 Nosler

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Question 20 Which one of these venison cuts will you daydream about while you wait?
Backstrap
Rump roast
Sirloin tips
I daydream about deer jerky!

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Question 21 When you're tracking, what is the first thing you look for?
Hoof tracks
Huffs
Scat
Things my prey eats

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Question 22 There's a raccoon terrorizing your camp's food supply. What kind of trap would you set to catch it?
Snare
Deadfall
Foothold
A live trap

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Question 23 It's turning into a snowy hunting trip. How are you going to keep your feet warm?
I'll wear a few pairs of socks.
Wrapping them in paper also helps keep them dry.
I like to keep moving. It helps!
Plastic wrapping my shoes helps keep the heat in.

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Question 24 What kind of ammo will you use to take down a huge bull moose?
.243 Winchester
7mm Remington Magnum
6.5 Creedmoor
.270 Winchester

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Question 25 Where might you go to make sure you have all the supplies you need?
Gander Mountain
Walmart
Academy
Cabela's

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Question 26 Which kind of boots are you more likely to wear on your hunting trip?
Lacrosse
Muck
Irish Setter
Kenetrek

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Question 27 A bear invades camp. What do you do?
If it's bear season, it's going home with me.
I would slowly back away.
Saying "hey bear" really loud makes them scared.
Run like my life depends on it!

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Question 28 Will you go hunting alone or will you take a buddy along?
You should never hunt alone.
I like to go in groups.
I can move faster on my own.
My spouse likes to go with me.

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Question 29 Will you wear camouflage when you hunt, or do you think it's unnecessary?
Colors that match the landscape work just as well.
There's a proven science behind camo.
It depends what I'm hunting.
I usually wear dark trousers and a camo jacket.

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Question 30 What kind of terrain would be hardest for you to hunt?
Mountains
Swamps
Plains
Forest

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