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fullrut
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I saw on facebook that Gander Mountain has removed all mounts from its store in Greenwood, not knowing if this was true I called them. The person who answered told me the following......

"An animal rights group made us remove all of our mounts"

If this is true, and I assume it is after the phonecall this is unbelaivable. I bet Basspro appreciates this.

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"An animal rights group made us remove all of our mounts"


Really? A group can make a legit businees do something? What I have seen is a subtle but continuous change to apperal over hunting anf fishing gear. Only bought there in an emegency as it was always overpriced. I wonder what group made them tear out thier meeting rooms in all locations....Marketing....marketing... Hunters are not thier focus.

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delaney
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Hmmm. The sportsmen have done this to themselves though. Over time, as expected, big box stores squeezed out the mom and pop sporting good stores and then the softer side of life people have a lot of influence. I was in the Gander near Castleton a couple of weeks ago and told my wife when I got home that I was shocked by the number of yuppie, non hunting/non fishing, looking adults in there buying clothes, footwear and outdoor grilling stuff.

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fullrut
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well said Joe.

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bean
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Stupid!!!

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Cabelas has stayed true to it's roots and offering quality gear to hunters/fishermen/campers. They have a decent trapping supplies section (which is important to me) and by far the best selection of hunting gear and great wildlife displays.

GM has apparently decided to only sell to a certain demographic. High priced outdoor gear apparently sells well to greenwood and 86th/allisonville area consumers and it's obvious they have changed their stores to cater to this type of consumer.

That is a business decision, and I don't fault them for that. The big problem I have with them is that they caved to the AR extremists and ditched the mounts and the open meeting room

I will just spend my $ elsewhere. Like at Cabelas!

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Originally posted by delaney:
....big box stores squeezed out the mom and pop sporting good stores and then the softer side of life people have a lot of influence. I was in the Gander near Castleton a couple of weeks ago and told my wife when I got home that I was shocked by the number of yuppie, non hunting/non fishing, looking adults in there buying clothes, footwear and outdoor grilling stuff.



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ONE MORE REASON THEY SHOULD HAVE TRIED TOO KEEP CABELAS in Greenwood !!!!!!
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by 76chevy:
[QB] Cabelas has stayed true to it's roots and offering quality gear to hunters/fishermen/campers. They have a decent trapping supplies section (which is important to me) and by far the best selection of hunting gear and great wildlife displays.

GM has apparently decided to only sell to a certain demographic. High priced outdoor gear apparently sells well to greenwood and 86th/allisonville area consumers and it's obvious they have changed their stores to cater to this type of consumer.

That is a business decision, and I don't fault them for that. The big problem I have with them is that they caved to the AR extremists and ditched the mounts and the open meeting room

I will just spend my $ elsewhere. Like at Cabelas!

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YEP! And the local, privately owned sporting good stores when at all possible.

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What Joe said...

I grow tired of stupidity

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WIA041212
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That's just unbelievable to me. We take the animals with guns and bows, are they going to stop selling them too? It's kind of a where does it end question when a spring goods store caves to these animal rights activists that throw red dyed water balloons at old ladies wearing fur coats. This is pathetic.

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traditionalarcher17
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But they are or atleast were a check station. They stop that also?
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Yaz
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Out of EXTREME boredom tonight, I did a search on this. Looks like its not just Indiana stores.
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That's just unbelievable to me. We take the animals with guns and bows, are they going to stop selling them too? It's kind of a where does it end question when a spring goods store caves to these animal rights activists that throw red dyed water balloons at old ladies wearing fur coats. This is pathetic.

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traditionalarcher17
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I've always wanted to wear a coonskin cap to one of these rallies and depending on my mood either get em taken to jail for assault or just claim self defense and pop some jaws for them throwin stuff at me. Now that I have kids I think I'd take the assault claim but 10 years ago there woulda been punches thrown. Just think its be fun, but that's just me being an a**
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We have a Gander Mountain that i have to say I go in and purchased a couple firearms from in the past year.

I sure wish it was a Cabelas! I have always felt like Cabelas is there for the hunter unlike Gander here who has more and more street clothes every time i go in and less and less hunting clothing! Outside of a huge selection of firearms, it seems I can never find anything hunting I need. Its all generic cheap crap or very poor selection.

Too bad to hear this! I am curious if the person on the phone really knew what they were talking about in the first place. I don't recall any mounts being in Lafayette since it has opened.

Does this mean that Montana Mikes and other restaurants and stores will need to remove all their decor as well? I think our Rural King even has mounts!

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