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Clay Shooting On Private Land/property

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by buffy vampire slayer, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. buffy vampire slayer

    buffy vampire slayer LOW BELLEND THRESHOLD

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    anyone know the legality of a few mates setting up an informal clay shoot,every month or every other sundayish.
    landowner has no problem in a small field that's set a side surrounded by other fields with his crops in.
    there are no rights of way or footpaths in the area and shotfall will not be able to reach the nearest properties about a thousand yards away.
    I used to use the same field about 15 years ago but only 6 or 7 times per year.
    please,no advice on insurance etc as we all have personal shooting cover.
     
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    if it was around here (snowdonia NP) planning would be the biggest snag, your only allowed so many days activity without it
     
  3. tinmanofkent

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    It’s fine. They call it the 28-day rule because you can do 28 days a year without planning. That’s why all the little clay clubs are once a fortnight.
     
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    I know about the 28 day rule that's why I said,at the most,once or twice month and it's not going to be a clay club as such,just a few mates and 2 or 3 traps.
    it's more of the legal aspect,noise etc
     
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    Blue BSA Very Active

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    My dad belongs to a 'clay shooting syndicate' that shoots once a fortnight on a farm. He has done for about 10 years now. The M6 runs through the middle of the farm so noise isn't a problem.

    You don't detail houses etc. near the field. I would shoot until somebody complains.
     
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    The 28 day rule and the noise/legal aspect are one and the same thing.

    If someone complains to the council they have to come out and monitor the noise on certain occasions but unless there was some weird bylaw specific to your council and the area you are covered under 28 day rule.
     
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    We have a clay ground only a mile away as the crow flies as long as the gun barrels are facing away from the houses and a limit of 28g you can hardly hear them.
    They did put up a stand facing our way and it was unpleasant until we got environmental health to have a word.,
     
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    As already said, keep the shooting direction away from housing the best you can. It is also worth a couple of your pals going over to the nearest houses while some shots are fired to establish what the noise level sounds like. Unless it really is an issue, it is unlikely to be a problem however there those who will be totally opposed to you shooting so just take everything into account including the wind as that can be a major problem with sound travel.

    Good luck with it.
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    Done this with friends on a casual basis in the past. Like you, our farmer was happy and sometimes joined in. Things went wrong when a couple of residents (about 500 yards away) complained. When one wealthy horse-keeper threatened an injunction, the farmer got cold feet and we had to stop. Beware of horsey types. :D
     
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    the farmer's wife is a horsey type and has rentable stabling and pasture round the farmhouse.
    the farmer couldn't hit a cows arris with a shovel.
     
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    :D Sounds like no probs then....
     
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    Crack on and enjoy yourselves. Shooting away from houses would be best for your land owner as no one likes complaints.
     
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    Ah, that reminds me of the halcyon days of local "bale shoots" back in the 70's. (Drifts back in time now).:thumb:
     
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    Although you know the landowner
    Who owns the shooting rights would be my first question?
    Ie if he lets the land to a shoot they probably won't want you shooting on it as you will upset the game.

    Second question is how much the horsey types
    Ie the wife but mainly people renting stables would complain \ be an issue .
    Shoots x horsey types never mix - not round here anyway
     
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    I have the shooting rights on this land for vermin,fox,deer,wildfowl and any game birds.
     
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    Sounds do-able then ...we do something similar

    Only issue i can see is the horsey folk (if your shooting within range of upsetting the horses )
     
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    The only issue I can see, and it sounds like it won't be anyway, is allowing non-SGC holders to shoot. For that the club/syndicate will need to apply to the police for a s11(6) license. It's not a big deal and is basically a letter of permission.

    Other than that it should be OK from a legal point.
     
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    re the horsey ones ..2 of my permissions border a horsey family establishment,, hunters and carriage horses as i was shooting close ish to her yard I called to clear it with her ,,you CRACK ON she said the more loud and unusual noises they hear the more BOMB PROOF they get ,,oh and while your at it have a pop at those bloody pheasants nicking food from the horse feeders .a real lady and she lets us metal detect over her land as well ..
    asked what she wanted for a Chrimbo present .just get us a bottle of dark rum not that spiced rubbish
     
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    Horses usually aren't bothered by shotguns in my experience.

    I've shot at a livery yard for the last 20 years and they barely flinch at a 12 bore going off nearby, airguns however make them buck and run around like crazy! Guess it must a frequency we can't hear?
     
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    yes .nice family she has a teenage daughter who ride out exercise see her a lot if my lad is with me he goes all gooey eyes ,,mind you if I was 60 years younger I would be the same she is a CORKER
     

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