Originally Posted by RnderSafe
Many skills learned from hunting can be beneficial, while many, like shooting for instance, can often times hurt - especially when it comes to long range target interdiction. Bad habits die hard.
Hunters make better snipers or squad designated marksmen than regular riflemen. Trying to tell a hunter to use suppression fire will definitely not sit well with him. “Spray and Pray” is just stupid to him to understand.
Invariably, hunters make the best snipers not only because of their marksmanship but because of their ability to be cohesive to their environment, the woodlands. Some people may concede that a hunter has the potential to be a good soldier, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he will. Those people say that hunting and killing deer, for example, is much easier than killing a human because deer do not shoot back. I disagree; if the soldier(s) cannot spot you they cannot kill you - unless they are indiscriminately using artillery. When I am out hunting, many times I see other hunters that pass by me, whether I am in a tree or on ground; and they never see me. I have had people get so close to me that I could spit on them and they never see me because human senses are very dull. On the other hand, behold the the senses of a white tail deer
: her hearing, sight, and smell are hundreds of times better than a human’s. When shooting a wild deer that is in a heavily hunted area (not these corn feed farm deer you see on hunting channels), her nerves are always on the edge and she can actually move a little before the bullet gets there; and the rest of the deer in the area will immediately know where you are and haul-ass at 30-35mph in the opposite direction. In contrast, well trained soldiers will hit the dirt, find cover, and listen for the snap (bullet passing by) and crack (muzzle blast) of the shot so they can locate that sniper, but by that time, two soldiers are likely fallen victim. Most men will panic and fire in different areas, but that has a small chance of hitting anything as the sniper places his shots where they count. And exceptional sniper can wipe out a whole squad or platoon of men if they are unsupported. Case study: Carlos Hathcock
. They guy was about as far away from a typical marine as one could get; he used all the techniques he learned hunting to bag his "quarry".
Originally Posted by Redneck
And then gets an "oh great" look on his face when all us high speed hooah hooah country boys raise our hands and grin at each other like we're going to show these city boys what for.
This is basic or AIT. The drill sargents/instructers don't give a damn about what you think because they are there to break you. They want men who do what they say, period.