Go on a Hunting Trip and We'll Guess Your Military Nickname

By: Ian Fortey

Go on a Hunting Trip and We'll Guess Your Military Nickname
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About This Quiz

There's something about the camaraderie of the military that really lends itself to establishing a persona for yourself, a new name and a new identity that's different from your civilian life, that explains who you are in war. The military nickname has a long and proud history that spans the globe.  Whenever soldiers gather together, they're going to come up with names for one another to try to distill something about each other into a single name.  After all, the name your parents gave you didn't really reflect who you are as a person, how could it?  But your military nickname, that's a reflection of how you carry yourself, what you can do and in some cases the things you have accomplished.  You're given a civilian name, but you earn a military nickname.

Now if you don't have a military nickname, maybe we can still pick one out for you.  If you answer us a few questions about hunting, for instance, about how you handle yourself in the field, maybe we can pull together that information and come up with the perfect military nickname, to sum up who you are.  Not sure we can pull it off?  Just pull the trigger on this one and see by taking the quiz

When you go hunting, what are you most likely looking for?
Whatever's in season
Duck
Boar
Deer

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How many times a year would you say you like to go on hunting trips?
A few times
A couple of times
Whenever I can fit it into my schedule
At least once

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When you do go hunting, is it for sport or for food?
Depends on what I'm hunting
Food
Both
I'm not a big sport hunter.

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Say you're in a tree stand watching a deer and you accidentally drop something, startling the deer. What now?
Take the shot.
Wait
Judgment call but if you can shoot, may as well.
Keep quiet and see what happens.

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Say you get swept way down river and lose most of your gear. You're lost and alone, do you think you could survive on your skills?
I think I can manage, but I'm looking for a way out.
It's going to be touch and go.
I'll do my best.
Without a doubt

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Have you ever tried bow hunting?
It's not really my thing.
It's what I do most often.
Tried it. It's fine.
I love it.

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Would you ever travel to Africa to do some big game hunting?
On a reserve, if it was all OK and legal.
I prefer to stay local.
I'd hunt certain animals.
I don't think so.

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What's your opinion of poachers?
People who don't respect the rules ruin it for everyone.
Scumbags
They're not real hunters.
They deserve to face the full force of the law.

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How much camouflage gear would you say you own?
I own a few pairs of pants.
I have a lot of stuff.
I have camo seat covers.
Not much, really

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What's your blaze orange item of choice?
A hat
I'll wear armbands.
I wear it and put flags on my hide.
A vest

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If you bag a buck, how do you divide up the kill?
I can sell the hide
I give some meat to friends and family, use the hide to make stuff.
I'm just keeping the meat.
I make use of all parts.

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Do you ever bring dogs out to hunt with you?
Only if I need them
Of course
I have in the past.
No

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Do you take solo hunting trips or do you prefer to go with friends?
Either way is fine.
I like hunting solo.
I prefer going with friends and having some beers.
Hunting with friends can be fun.

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Hunting and fishing go hand in hand. Are you much of a fisherman?
Honestly, I prefer just hunting.
I like fly fishing.
Sure, I fish in lakes and rivers sometimes.
I enjoy fishing in the ocean.

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Have you ever had to explain hunting to someone who thought it was barbaric?
Ugh. Yes.
I try to avoid those people.
I've tried, for all the good it did.
I have, and I think I explained why it's not.

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If you were out hunting deer and had your choice of these four guns, which would you pick?
Remington 700
Ruger American Magnum
Weatherby Vanguard Series 2
Marlin 336C

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Is hunting something you would do with your family?
I might bring my kids with me someday.
Not really
Definitely!
I could do that sometimes.

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Are you the kind of hunter who would use a trap?
Traps are for catching vermin.
I use traps, yes.
No
Seems like it ruins the experience

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What kind of weapon do you like the most for hunting, just in general?
Shotgun
Crossbow
Rifle
Bow

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What is it that you like so much about hunting?
The thrill
The challenge
The experience
It's practical. Do you know how much I save on meat in a year?

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When it comes to preparing what you've killed, are you a good cook?
My food is simple but delicious.
I'm not the best, but the food is edible.
I do alright.
I'm pretty great at grilling.

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Do you have a preference when it comes to the terrain for your hunt?
All depends on the season and what I'm hunting
Swamp
Mountains
Deep woods

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If you come home empty-handed from a hunting trip, are you disappointed?
It's a letdown but it happens.
Of course
Well, hopefully, I still had a good time.
I never come home empty handed.

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What do you always have to bring with you on a hunting trip?
GPS and fire-making tools
First aid. Safety first!
Some beers
A plan

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Have you ever gotten lost in the woods?
I admit to nothing.
Not in ages
Maybe once or twice
Never

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When you're trying to find the perfect hunting spot, do you rely on any tracking skills?
I'm an OK tracker, so sure.
Absolutely
No, I just have a spot I use.
I could if I needed to.

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Do you have a particular season in which you prefer to go hunting?
All depends on the prey
I like the summer.
Winter
Autumn

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Is there any animal that you would never hunt?
Endangered species
I'm not into big game.
I hunt for food, so I don't want small animals.
I won't hunt doe or young animals.

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How long have you been hunting?
I got into it not too long ago.
A few years
Most of my adult life
As long as I can remember

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If you couldn't hunt, what would you do with your time?
I'd figure something out.
Gaming
Camping
Fishing

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