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    strange creature

    Who's seen this strange creature
    I dont mean whilst out shooting I mean in the gun shop, normally found leaning on the counter of the local gunshop on a saturday morning, normally a strange looking beast with a flat cap a skeet vest in the summer (complete with every badge you can think of) or in the winter a realtree jacket they normally have their own coffee mug in the shop but dont actually work there.
    Their normally the first to jump in with advice when talking to the shop owner and like to handle every gun in the shop but never actually buy anything.
    I've seen these creature's in all the local shops but was wondering if there wide spread you can normally hear them around dusk making a noise which sounds like "ooow you dont want them I always use ballistictip" or "ive shot ducks with 8's since i was 5yrs old).
    If anyones spotted any of these it would be good to hear as im sure we all know one!

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    I spotted one in Anderson's with not only a skeet vest full of signage but with his NRA Range Conducting Officer badge around his neck!

    Very sad.

    K
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    A very troublesome pest. Need to be culled swiftly and relentlessly to prevent establishment.

    I pity the shop owners who have a serious infestation.

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    Its not just northants then, I only put the thread up as a bit of banter but I really think some gunshop owners have the patience of saints to put up with them!

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    The good thing is that they're unlikely to reproduce.

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    If not nipped in the bud - they can become even more troublesome.

    I grew up with one, and he always found a way to insert himself in the "grip and grin" trophy picture with the successful party. When he became bolder, he eventually was able to get a picture of himself holding your game. From there, I actually caught him showing his photo album of "his" trophies to others at the gun counter. At this point, he is probably decorating his walls with antlers purchased off of eBay.

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    Love to say this was our local one as I could look at her badges all day
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    Love to say this was our local one as I could look at her badges all day
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    I've just had an accident

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    Now this strange creature should be protected and captive breeding established, which I will sacrifice my time to implement and manage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 243 Stalker View Post
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    Now this strange creature should be protected and captive breeding established, which I will sacrifice my time to implement and manage.

    ATB 243 Stalker
    In the interests of furthering your excellent suggestion of establishing a captive breeding program, I'd be prepared to waive my usual stud fee....

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