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Giving Up

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Badger Bob, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Badger Bob

    Badger Bob Member

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    I was told by someone from another forum to put this post on here.So this is it.
    As I have tried all the farmers around here To find somewhere to shoot my air rifle without success I am giving up .So its back up in the loft for my Mercury.The reason I will find it hard is that my wife works funny shifts(shes a bus driver)So she works lots of weekends and I have to look after my 2 boys.Why I was after somewhere local was after I had dropped the boys off at school I could then do a few hours shooting untill I had to pick them up again.It meant that I could only do a few weekends and a few days during the school holidays when my wife had her days off.At least that was the plan but as shooting is so popular now it is pretty near impossable to find anywhere nowadays.Not like the old days.Still such is life.Bob
     
  2. steve410

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    Sorry to here that Bob,something may turn up as yet mate.At least the gun will be up in the loft waiting for you.:up:.
     
  3. a1gunner

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    sorry to hear that
     
  4. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    I've never experienced the freedom people had in the "good old days", I can imagine it being nice.
     
  5. andyhawkx3

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    Sorry Bob:(
     
  6. a1gunner

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    try sailing:up:
     
  7. chiz

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    I think about packing it in every weekend since I lost both my shoots in the space of a week.
     
  8. FXpoacher

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    As soon as you stop looking for a shoot, one might come along.
    Happens with my car keys anyway, lose em, hunt them for hours, give up looking and there they are right on the coffee table where i left them!!
     
  9. EX Mod Cog

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    Things aren't that great for me, I have a shoot at a local (ish) farm but never get to go there, when we do it's a case of me trying to have fun and who ever drove me there standing about looking like they'd rather be anywhere else.

    When I can drive, things will be different :up: so I'm just looking forward to that.
     
  10. topcat

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    Hope something comes along for you bob
     
  11. Rockabilly

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    dont give up bob
     
  12. FXpoacher

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    Could be your answer!

    Bob lives in oxford and can drive, Cognition lives in oxford-shire and cant drive!
    2+2=.....4?
     
  13. simply james

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    sorry to hear that mate.
     
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    Keep on looking mate you never know what might turn up
     
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    Don't give up, I had massive problems for a couple of years trying to get somewhere to shoot, I was on the point of giving up and selling up, BUT, just recently by chance, my wife started working for her friends dad, and without knowing to start with, he actually owns some land and woods, so he has given me permission to shoot there, also I have a friend who's into model planes and boats, and he got to know a gamekeeper through this hobby, and now we have two places to shoot over in a matter of weeks.

    Goes to show, never give up, permission can also come from some wierd places, not just farmers
     

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