Gamefair season upon and us my thoughts on the type of people.

Trufflehunting

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Visitors to Gamefairs fall into the various boxs below.

1) Landed and privileged stalker, wearing red trousers and tie, but comfortable enough not to take a dog to the gamefair, and dont aspire to any European HPR or tracking dogs

2) New mega money, Landed and privileged stalker,all the gear and no idea, wearing cream chinos and shoes from top london makers, took his labrador, who is out of control. not sure what dog to aspire to maybe a spinone.

3) Land agent second son of a lord, with no money and no land but married well, worn out hat and clothes, Took very small jack russell to the gamefair, who is in the way of everyone

4) Graduate out of the city, 40 something, shot 2 deer, knows everything about stalking has all the gear and a Bavarian Mountain Hound called Rupert at the show, who is wild as hell and tripping everyone up,
Also has a chocolate labrador bitch at home in season who has been linned by the Bavarian Mountain Hound but he will advertise pups online at 500pounds listed as, improving the breed.
Stood at the beer tent boring anyone who will listen

5) Plumber out of the city and moved into the country, who has become nicely off, wearing blazer shirt and tie, with no land and no idea about dogs who aspires to his own land to stalk on, and took vizsla to the gamefair and again is in everyones way. Would like to cross viszla with GSP to improve the breed

6) City Football supporter,no shirt, tattos, piercings, killed some deer with bull x ,hard bast""d, and would like to get into stalking does not care his dog tripped up an old lady, dog ***** in walkway and he walks on, leaving someone to stand in it.

7) Mechanic grew up in the country, wearing boots, shorts, and polo shirt, started with terriers, as a tyro, listened and learned, has a GWP pointer at HOME. and is competent, self assured, willing to learn
Dog not at the gamefair therfore its not a badge of which club he aspire too.

Don’t Take Your dog to the Game Fair you are a pain in the arse.

If you feel i have left someone out, please post your own thoughts.

 

stalker.308

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If you feel i have left someone out, please post your own thoughts.

The person who was not gone to the game fair, or written about who has gone to the gamefair, who is actually out shooting with their dog.......

Jees, must have taken you some time to think and type up all that :doh:
 

White Hart

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I don’t think you’re actually to far of the mark there, Trufflehunting!

Why do people feel the need to drag there dogs around? Ok if you’re competing with them maybe, but other than that its just - oh look at me!

I used to like game fairs when you could pick up a bargain but I think those days aregone now, especially the big shows there just too expensive for traders to attend and do deals all gone very commercialised.

You did miss one group out of your list... The top to toe realtree guys with rigger boots on and running dogs!

 

Pine Marten

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I love the Game Fair, but I haven't been able to go for three or four years, it's happened again this year, and next year it's back up North so harder for me. Looks like I'm heading for a five year stretch now. I don't think that 20-odd quid once a year is all that much, really. I don't expect to come home with bargains, but I do expect to be able to shop around for all sorts of stuff, to actually see and handle it as opposed to buy it online which is what I have to do 90% of the time. I expect to have a huge amount of difficulty finding something decent to eat (head for the "Festival of Food" if they still do that, but half of the stuff in their seems to be fudge) and sample many ciders of wildly varying quality. There's a bloke who looks like Hagrid from Harry Potter who makes stuff that immediately sucks all the moisture out of your skull. It's horrible, but he does look like the sort of guy you'd want to buy cider from. And most of all, it's almost the only place I ever go where everyone else thinks that my hobbies are normal.

I don't have a dog though.
 

Klenchblaize

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Visitors to Gamefairs fall into the various boxs below.

2) New mega money, Landed and privileged stalker,all the gear and no idea, wearing cream chinos and shoes from top london makers, took his labrador, who is out of control. not sure what dog to aspire to maybe a spinone.
You forgot the positive that is the accompanying gazelle-limbed "Trophy Wife" who may, or may not be on a lead!

K
 

Greymaster

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Young couple with pushchair and baby hot and glowing red with sun burn, dragging an 11 week old pup GSP/Vizsla/etc..., clearly dehydrated. Woman in flip-flops and crop top with burning red shoulders. Dad with tattoos up the arms, not a crop top but beer belly pushing up t-shirt which has some Afghan War motif on.
 

Bigboab29

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Go shooting in the morning with the dog in toe, get home and changed into the brightest blue tshirt and skiped cap i can find - look like a ned, no poshies want to speak to me, i get left in peace to go and look at what i want without people clabbering over each other to sell me stuff and then home after a peacful enjoyable day to get the dog and get out for an evening stalk:)
 

Hw60sniper

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Go shooting in the morning with the dog in toe, get home and changed into the brightest blue tshirt and skiped cap i can find - look like a ned, no poshies want to speak to me, i get left in peace to go and look at what i want without people clabbering over each other to sell me stuff and then home after a peacful enjoyable day to get the dog and get out for an evening stalk:)
Do you think they will take you seriously tho when you turn up looking like a Ned but enquiring about that Blaser you desire ,I think you better just stick to your tweeds :thumb:
 

Bigboab29

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Do you think they will take you seriously tho when you turn up looking like a Ned but enquiring about that Blaser you desire ,I think you better just stick to your tweeds :thumb:
I could turn up in just a big pink bow and a set of flip flops and they'd take me serious as long as I've got a big wad of cash to back it up lol anyway it's a day trip to swillington when get fac back:) anyway what is tweed? Is that something the young ones smoke? Mind I'm from Newmains lol:)
 

Klenchblaize

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Yep, you only need the entrance fee to enjoy the day as well demonstrated by this thread.

Granted it would be nice to find some less than up-to-the-moment dealer with a bargain bin priced tub of Varget languishing in his trailer but frankly if you lean towards being something of an observer rather than participator, 90% of the frill is FOC.

Now, who’s that trader with the girls in tweed mini skirts and boots??

K
 

Bigboab29

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Yep, you only need the entrance fee to enjoy the day as well demonstrated by this thread.

Granted it would be nice to find some less than up-to-the-moment dealer with a bargain bin priced tub of Varget languishing in his trailer but frankly if you lean towards being something of an observer rather than participator, 90% of the frill is FOC.

Now, who’s that trader with the girls in tweed mini skirts and boots??

K
Hahaha Klenchblaize that particular stall sticks in my mind for some reason, it was at scone and moy, and for some reason the young ladies in the tweed minis kept bending over to pick up le chameu wellies from the bottom of the stack every single time (not leaving anything at all to the imagination either) needless to say i visted that stall on a few occassion and actually bought wellies so there sale tactics worked however the other half wasnt so impressed by there tactics lol:)
 

Hw60sniper

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I could turn up in just a big pink bow and a set of flip flops and they'd take me serious as long as I've got a big wad of cash to back it up lol anyway it's a day trip to swillington when get fac back:) anyway what is tweed? Is that something the young ones smoke? Mind I'm from Newmains lol:)
Have you decided what your after yet or is it still in the mix ? With it being Newmains I don't think it's only the young ones that are partial to a draw or 2 of tweed ;)
 

Bigboab29

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still not 100 percent on blaser/merkel/sauer or sako but the nice lady at pitt street is giving me a temporary blank slot for 243 and mod. So i can take my rifle down with me, trade it in and take new rifle away with me that day:) thinking r93 black with my z6 but could be subject to change when i see them all in the flesh.
 

Hyperion

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8) Environmental contractor, grew up in the countryside, shaved head, tattoos, shirt, jeans and tweed waistcoat with flat cap, well behaved (ish) lurcher and terrier in tow at the smaller game fairs if its not too hot, has a bag full of poo bags and water, does a bit with the dogs, shot a few deer, likes to listen to others and then make up his own mind.
Out for a nice day with his Mrs and more interested in meting up with mates, terrier racing, and the crafts, demos and chainsaw carving than all the people politics.
Judges others by their actions not by what they are wearing or which dog they own!
 

paul o'

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none working dogs crapping and getting in the way, if its hot leave them at home seen some real Co*ks with dogs pulling them around or left in the car :evil: .lets not forget the packs of Traveler boys looking to seal anything they can. oh and the tattoo covered girls with very unfortunate figures with crop tops on not pretty not nice to look at puts me off my oggei's pasty.
 

craigievarkiller

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You do have a number of valid points but a tad unfair to some of us that do take our dogs:

I usually have to travel a good distance to get to any of the fairs (other than Moy) and this usually means staying overnight somewhere. As such, wife comes cos she see'e an opportunity to do some shopping in Perth etc and due to this I have to take the dog with me.
My dog stays at my heel all day and doesnt **** on anyones gear or get in the way of folk !

The folk with pushchairs (ankle bruisers) and the ones that grip my sh*t ;)

ATB

CVK
 

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