In fact, McPhail usually takes a break from his job of training to be the best rifle shooter in the world to knock out a few rounds of skeet over his lunch hour to get ready for hunting season. And for him, hunting season is all about the birds. “I get bored deer hunting,” he says. “You sit in a tree for hours and maybe get one shot. I’d rather follow my dogs.” Owner of a Llewellyn setter and a French Brittany, McPhail hunts quail around Fort Benning, where he is stationed with the AMU, and makes an annual trip back home to Wisconsin to hunt grouse.