Dunn's has the market cornered in this area and they know it. As far as how they treat me, well when I was 16-18 yeah they ignored me and when they did help me it was as quickly as possible. Now days I am treated like a customer. The owner is still an ass, but everyone else is very nice and helpful. I buy very little from them, but if I do happen to find something over there that I just can't live without then I don't hesitate to buy it.
Now, gander mountain on the other hand, I will never again go there. I was very disappointed in their selection of duck hunting stuff and there were a hundred blaze orange vested people walking around and only one actually asked me if I needed any help. One I cornered to ask a question and as soon as he gave me a quick "no" he walked away with out asking if I needed any other help. If the place was packed then I could understand this, but there were many more employees than there were customers and none of the employees even payed attention to me. The one guy that did come up and ask me if I needed anything I told him how unhappy I was and he sincerely apologized, but by that time I had decided I would never come back. So, I thanked him for his help and walked out. This may have been an off day, but they lost one customer and I will tell anyone who I know about my experience so there is a good chance they will lose many more.
As far as Tim goes, I don't know him personally, but growing up around here you hear a lot about him. I heard mostly bad in years past. Cockiness, rudeness, an unwillingness to talk to people, so on and so on. In recent years his reputation has greatly improved. I think he has maybe grown up. When you're the guy that everybody wants to talk to it can easily go to your head. More than likely the same is true with Hunter.
Vegetarian- Indian word for lousy hunter.