LET­TER OF THE MONTH WINS THE JACK PYKE HUNTERS BOOTS

THE AIR­GUN WORLD FO­RUM FOR YOUR RANTS, RAVES AND Q&As

Airgun World - - Points Of You -

I’ve been shoot­ing air­guns since I was a young school­boy and I’m now in my 70s. I’ve hunted all my life, helped many farmers and landown­ers with their ver­min prob­lems and other du­ties, and I’ve al­ways shared the fruits of my hunt­ing, and any pro­duce the farmers gave me over the years, with my neigh­bours and friends. I’ve also shot thou­sands, pos­si­bly mil­lions, of pel­lets in my gar­den, and I’ve never caused an ar­gu­ment, a safety haz­ard, or prob­lems for the lo­cal po­lice, and I’ve thor­oughly en­joyed my won­der­ful sport. In short, and please ex­cuse the self-ag­gran­dis­e­ment, I be­lieve I’m an air­gun­ner who is also a model cit­i­zen.

I tell you all this for one rea­son only; be­cause I Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple at Jack Pyke, we’re able to give away a pair of the brand new Hunters boots ev­ery month to the reader we con­sider to have sent the best let­ter. That’s 120 quid’s worth of ex­cel­lent footwear, just for let­ting us know what’s on your mind. You’ve got to like those num­bers!

So, have a think about what you want to say and get in touch, by email or let­ter. Don’t write pages of text be­cause we’ll have to edit it and we’d rather your thoughts were be­lieve there are mil­lions just like me through­out the UK, but we are not the ones held up to rep­re­sent air­gun shoot­ers. We are the ig­nored ma­jor­ity and it’s time that changed. I shall be writ­ing to my MP, and any­one else I can think of who can in­flu­ence how we and our sport are per­ceived, and I’d urge ev­ery­one else to do the same. We are good peo­ple who en­joy a per­fectly le­git­i­mate pas­time, and it’s high time that fact was es­tab­lished. CLIVE WOODWARD

I couldn’t agree with you more, Clive, and well done for mak­ing known what is the plain and sim­ple truth. En­joy your new boots! just as you wrote them. State shoe size and ad­dress, and it’s great if you can in­clude a photo, too. I prom­ise we read ev­ery com­mu­ni­ca­tion we get. If your let­ter wins, you’ll get these su­perb boots, which fea­ture full grain leather up­pers, a Vi­bram Trek Hunter rub­ber sole, a 100% wa­ter­proof, breath­able, Hy­dro­guard mem­brane, odour-re­sis­tant Agion an­timi­cro­bial in­ners and Thin­su­late lin­ers. They’re great boots - so good luck!

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