Oh, sure. Joke about snipe hunting. Go ahead – we’ll wait (though we think you can tell by the disapproving glance of our friend pictured above that he’s a little tired of being considered as fictitious as the Tooth Fairy or Sasquatch).

While the hunt for the elusive snipe is something akin to a wild goose chase when it comes to pranks, we’d like you to know that there really is such a thing as a snipe. And, indeed, there is a hunting season for it. A season, by the way, that begins on Saturday, October 19th.

The snipe is a long-legged waterfowl that can be found pretty much worldwide. Some breeds are native to Pennsylvania. And the snipe is a notoriously difficult hunting target, even for seasoned hunters. In fact, it’s from this elusive bird that we get the word sniper, as it indicates a particularly skilled shooter.

Our Hunting & Fishing category is one of the largest and most popular categories that we’ve got. You’ll find not only shotguns and archery supplies but also tree stands, hunting blinds and other gear for the great outdoors. If you’ve got some equipment to sell, we’d like to invite you to call us on the air – our Saturday morning broadcast of Paper Shop Live! is immediately preceded by Wild Pennsylvania, and we find that a large number or hunters & fishermen stay tuned to find out what we’ve got to sell. If you like the elusive and the hard-to-get, we’ll rise to the occasion. As will the mighty snipe.