Most hunters will never attend the U.S. Army Sniper School in Ft. Benning, Ga., or similar courses conducted by other branches of our military, but the basic elements of this type of training should be recognized as worthy techniques for any hunter to take to the field. Here are a few elements from their playbooks we can pocket for future success.
Before fall big-game seasons begin, it’s important to build confidence in your rifle, ammo and optics—and how you perform with them in hand. To do so, it pays to put in practical range time, shooting not only from field positions but also building skill at quick, accurate follow-up shots.
Here are a few drills to do now that will make you confident come fall when that buck of a lifetime is standing 350 yards away and the sun is fading fast.
The irony of having smart phones, smart cars and smart everything is they can make us less smart. To put it bluntly, they can make us dumb. By using these gadgets at every turn, we become more and more dependent—to the point where we become clueless without them.