Get to Know Snuffy

Posted on January 15th, by Dennis in Get To Know. Comments Off

Get to Know Snuffy

Snuffy, how did you get your nickname?

From an unfortunate experience with a can of Garretts Sweet Snuff…I got sicker than…[shakes his head]…wasn’t very sweet if you wanna know the truth. I’ve had the nickname since I was 12.


How long have you worked at Tejas?

Danged if I know! Either 17 or 18 years; I’ve lost count. Longer than I ever would’ve thought I’d still been here!


What do you like to hunt?

There’s not really anything I don’t like to hunt. Deer mostly ‘cuz that’s what’s here.


South African Landscape

South African Landscape

What did you think of hunting in South Africa?
[Snuffy went in June 2009 with his Tejas friends; they spent 14 days in Africa, hunting for 10. Flip through the South Africa photo album.]

I loved it. It was just a hoot. An absolute blast…I want to go back so bad I can’t hardly stand it.


Which South African game did you enjoy hunting the most?

I guess the impala and the wildebeest. I love those impala. Impala’s not a real tough animal – not like a wildebeest.

Wildebeest is tougher than a boiled owl.


Snuffy at the Range

Snuffy at the Range

Who taught you how to shoot?

I’m mostly self-taught. Nobody taught me to hunt – I learned by trial & error – mostly error.


What are your favorite shooting brands?

My favorite rifles are Winchester and Kimber.

My favorite handgun is Kimber. I just love ‘em; they shoot so well.


Do you collect antique guns?

They may become antiques, but that’s not why I got ‘em!


What did you do before Tejas?

I worked in the oilfield as a drilling supervisor for Arco 27 years. I retired but I didn’t like retirement so I came here. One of these days I’m gonna try it [retirement] again.

KimKim says “No he’s not!

I’ve told Snuffy the only way

he’s ever leaving Tejas is in a pine box!”


What’s your favorite part of working for Tejas?

BS-ing the customers! I like it when a customer comes in and asks you your opinion and then disagrees with you – that happens all the time. Some of them like to argue a good bit.

Do you like to argue?

Hell yes! But I’d get run off if I said what I really thought.

Snuffy and Kim

Snuffy and Kim


What’s it like working with Kim [Tejas's owner]?

Kim and Shandy are like my adopted daughter and granddaughter. Hell, we ARE family – there’s no way of getting around it.


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