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Advice farm yard pest contol

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by airgunguy, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. airgunguy

    airgunguy Junior Member

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    Hey guys,
    So ive decided that i want to start pest shooting. Where i am currently living i am surrounded by fields, so finding farms isnt the difficult bit, writing a letter asking to shoot for them is the difficult part. What shall i put in the letter? Or would anyone type one up for me?? Remember im 15, that might be a deal breaker for some farmers

    Tom
     
  2. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    [h=2]From 14 years to 17 years[/h]A person aged 14 –16 may borrow an air gun from a person aged 18 or over and use it on private property without supervision. A person aged 14 to 17 may only carry an air gun in a public place if under the supervision of someone aged 21 or over and there is a good reason for doing so.


    As legally you cannot transport it there yourself, or even own it, I think you will have to arrange for a responsible adult to be with you, and to be honest, whether you like it or not, in the eyes of the law you are still a child, and very few people will be willing to accept any kind of responsibility for letting you use a gun on their land.

    I don't mean to be a kill joy, but you need to be practical and realistic, joining a local gun club and making contacts there by going regularly would be a good start.

    Regards

    James
     
  3. airgunguy

    airgunguy Junior Member

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    Farms seemed a better option for me as i have no gun clubs within about 20 miles that i can find.

    Tom

    (ps. The airgun law i read said 'a young person aged between 14 and 18 years of age my shoot without supervision on land where permission is given to shoot')
     
  4. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Hi Tom

    When your 17 and go one day over - you are 18!

    So 17 and 364 days old is still illegal in the eyes of the law, because you are not 18.

    If you think about it - your statement is correct, but mine just has a bit more info in it.

    Here is the full details from the BASC website: http://basc.org.uk/airgunning/airgun-guidance-and-fact-sheets/

    You want the young people and air weapons download.

    Don't get disheartened, at your age you just need to find a sponsor of some sort if a parent or guardian can't help. You could even post on here for someone in you area to give you a hand?

    Regards

    James
     
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  5. airgunguy

    airgunguy Junior Member

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    Ok james, thanks
     
  6. Pidlar

    Pidlar Big Poster

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    Some excellent info provided already for you. As you have rightly stated you can shoot unaccompanied at your age on private property with permission. The sticky point for you is the fact that you must be accompanied to and from when in public. There may be someone locally to you who could be your mentor or failing that you may have to bite the bullet and join a local club.
    Regards,Stu
     
  7. r10hunter

    r10hunter Honorary Member

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    This^^^^^^
    Also remember on most farms you will need to cross or travel along roads to get from one part of the farm to another. Try to find someone local to you that has permission and will let you shoot with them.
    Cheers Andy
     
  8. lone wolf

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    Hi tom
    Its a tricky one for you with your age and gone are the days where you could just go out and no one would bat a eye lid at the fact you had a air rifle,some sound advive already said and dont get disheartend ,where yoou from mate?

    Gaz
     
  9. Alex.mc

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    Bear with me.... like some of the above posts I don't want to overdo the "Kid" theme, and anything you can do to help convince people you are a responsible young man will help you.

    Could either of your parents accompany you to visit in person? It would show to any prospective permission owner that 1... they approve, 2.... they will be contactable if you aren't, 3.... you know the law regarding air rifles and ownership.

    Also, if they have kids, they may feel more inclined to give you a chance, by seeing that your parents are helping you pursue something you enjoy?

    Are there any beaters required on shoots locally to you? Joining and helping with them may get you some connections that would help with permissions?

    Some aspects of being a mid-teen are a right pain! I remember it well...... despite it being a long time ago!

    Best of luck.
     
  10. TOXICMONKEY

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    The BASC website do a good permissions letter to download, maybe try this
     
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  12. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Something you will need is insurance. See if you do get a permission and stick a few lumps of lead in the latest Caterpillar or JCB farm implement, the repair bills will make your eyes more than water.

    Time for a freebie, that is right, because you are a junior, a freebie!

    Lookie here...

    http://www.sacs.org.uk/folder-4-join-or-renew

    Notice the bit about under 18 years olds?

    Time to get in touch with them young sir!
     

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