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  1. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Have your family been hunting for years, or were you the first to pick up a gun? Do you go out and do "country things", shooting, fishing, as a family, or not?

    My dad and uncle were into shooting at my age, more in a casual way than most of you people, a few birds in the back garden here and there, my uncle even shot his friend in the hand from a few feet, you know what those old BSAs are like, no safety :rolleyes:
     
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    My grandad was a poacher my dad is a mad keen fisherman and enjoys a bit of plinking it was a combination of there influences that got me into hunting and fishing
     
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    I'm the only one in my immediate family that does either, this year we have a fishing week booked on the Norfolk Broads in a holiday cottage right on the water with a boat. Went there last year, best holiday of my life.I never fished until I was about 30 (14 years ago) when my eldest kid kept on and on about going fishing, my first shooting experience was clays about 18 years ago. Love both but I've really always felt drawn to shooting, now I have time I want to shoot more and learn more.
     
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    M dad has always been an animal lover, so he never shot anything, or fished. He wanted to be a vet when he was older, & probably made a very good one, but he was too thick.:eek:.
    My mum on the other hand, used to supposedly be a mega shot with any gun. On holiday, years ago, when mobile phones weren't common, she was on her phone all day. People thought she was a mercenary, & to make things worse, she won the shooting competition between three hotels. lol.
    My Uncle (Mum's side), bought an airgun when he was about 14. Webley hawk I think, & shot tins with it in the back garden.
    I got my first airgun when I was 10, my Weihrauch HW97K. I shot various things with it, but I am the first person in the family to regularly use a shotgun, although I dont think it's as good as airgunning.
     
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    I'm the only one who's into shooting...except my wife Jenny. My Grandads, dad and mom were all into fishing and so I spent a lot of my childhood out in the country by the water. I haven't missed a year down on the Broads since I was 8, which is 53 years. Every year we have a week on a cruiser and for the last 10 years it's been just Jenny me and my Mom.
    Shooting for us is mainly clay pigeon, but we both like air rifles as well.
     
  6. a1gunner

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    i wish i had a few years with my grand dad, dies 3 years before i came to be:(

    aparently he was a keen fisherman and was into his shooting, he wouldnt have me shooting a puffy air rifle, id be in with the shotguns shooting phesant pigeon and rabbit more than likely.

    unfortunatley i have no living relative thats into proper shooting.
    my dad likes his fishing but he wont shoot anything.
    i have an uncle but hes a prat, has a 12 bore and goes on the phesant.
    no conservation just goes for the sport of it like the gentry would do or the city folk coming for a country outing:rolleyes:

    the shooting comes from my own choise and i taught my self to hunt and shoot. had three seshions ant a target club but had enough of their bogus advice:rolleyes:

    shame i never met me grand dad, might have a shotgun had he be alive, my dad wont let even an FAC air gun in the house so there goes my chance of a high recoil gun:(
     
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    Another 5 years on your back and you'll be out on your own. Please yourself then !!
     
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    where will i be in 5 years time?:confused:
    i dont have a clue:confused:

    more than likely a circus but a jobs a job:D
     
  9. Buzz

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    There's bound to be vacancies for sheep sh............................earers !!
     
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    you want to be careful which book i have you in;)
     
  11. MOO

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    My father taught me to fish, I have always fished from a young age, that's how I met Steve, he used to fish with my dad and brother. :)

    My dad always used to shoot, he was a real countryman, however, in his later years he stopped shooting pheasants and developed a soft spot for them and used to feed them in the garden.

    My uncle (dads brother) shoots everything that moves virtually
     
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    Both my parents were from farming families. Dad worked on a farm until I was 3. He joined the police but kept up all his shooting etc and when he retired he went back into the 'country' business and became a GameKeeper, something he'd always wanted to do as a young man. He was only intending doing a couple of days a week to help the local Head-Keeper, but ended up being taken on full time and working 5, if not 6 days a week, especially in the shoot season. I have followed in his interests for shooting etc, and also help a couple of local Keepers when I get the chance, it has allowed me to gain 'permission' for rabbiting with the air0ifle, and soon woth the .22 rimfire that I'm getting. I too am now in the police after 24 years in the Army, so who knows, in 15 years or so I too may go into keepering, if the sport's still allowed by then.
     
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    i growa soft spot for rabbits over the winter and spring, i just leave them alone at thesetimes, life is hard enough for them without me going around with me S410.
    i also leave the levrets. only shoot 1/2 growns and above.
     
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    My dad and me granda were both full time fisherman. my ganda liked a bit of shooting too so from as early as i can remember ive been fishing and shooting .and i just luv it TC
     

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