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Got My First Permission Before My First Rifle!

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Ed., Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Ed.

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    Hi everyone. I'm Ed and I'm new to air rifles. I do a bit of work on a farm (mainly handyman type stuff) and the farmer has allowed me to shoot all of his land. It started out with a conversation about eating rabbits as I noticed he has more than a few about and ended up with me buying my first air rifle at the weekend.

    I already have questions, so that's why I'm here. I look forward to learning from and getting to know you all!
     
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  2. audi swift

    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    :welcome:
    Most people get a rifle first but there's always one :D. Joking aside that's great news about getting a permission!
    & ask away... there's some very helpful people on this forum. :thumb:
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    Welcome mate
     
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    :welcome::welcome::welcome:
     
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    Hi Ed. Make sure that you have insurance and get the farmer to sign a permission form. Forgot to say welcome.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome guys.
    audi swift - Yeah, I always have gone about things a bit backwards! :rofl:
    Shaunj - Great advice, thanks. I will be taking out insurance with BASC and the farmer is sending me an email with written permission.
     
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    The first is the hardest, now its down to networking :thumb:
     
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    i have an intro letter about me & 2 perm forms ( one for you one for the land owner reference ) in envelopes, in my car already to hand out, it does pay off
     
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    Great result! Welcome along, looking forward to reading about your results.
     
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    Hi Ed, welcome to the forum. I hope that you mean that you shoot already and are simply new to air rifles. If you are new to all shooting you must not go out shooting rabbits or anything else until you are a proficient shot and can reliably kill your quarry humanely. Killing is one thing, wounding is another.
    We are all here ready to provide any advice asked for. This is mine.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I understand your concerns completely. Sorry, I should have made clear in my original post that I have several years experience shooting rifles prior to my current line of work... I am new to air rifles and hunting, but not new to shooting. In any case I have spent the past few days working my way through a tin of 500 pellets to get used to my new rifle, using paper targets.
    Thanks for the welcome,
    Ed.
     
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    Excellent news, Ed. Crack on!
     
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    These permission forms - are they something you have made up yourself or is there a standard form that people generally use?
     
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    Cheers!
     
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    SHOOTING PERMISSION AGREEMENT



    Name:……………………………………………………


    Address: ……………………………………………….



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    To whom it may concern;

    I the above named, grant shooting rights / Vermin control on my land to

    Ed Shooter

    20 Rapid Way


    Permitted Calibres - Air rifle / .22 Rimfire Rifle / 17HMR / Shotgun


    Total eradication of Rabbit – Squirrel -Rats,, Crows, Magpies, & Pigeons



    and any other Vermin species, included within the current – Department for Environment – Food & Rural Affairs- (D.E.F.R.A) license.


    Ed Shooter is responsible for ALL aspects of safety whilst shooting on this land and the Landowner accepts NO respnsibility for injury or damage to persons or property resulting from these rights.


    Insurance Policy BASC - Membership No


    I the above: Certify this land is my property /Tenant / responsibility and all boundaries, limitations and public rights of way have been disclosed.


    Signed……………………………………………………..Date………


    Position…..……………………… Landowner / Agent
     
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    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    :thumb: You've come to the right forum then! We're all a bit nuts on here...one way or another. loopy.gif eusa_shifty.gif

    kenny
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Ed, it’s good to have you join us ….….… :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Popgun, I'll show this to the farmer and see if he thinks this might be better than him sending me an email.

    Very reassuring to know, Kenny! Cheers!

    Thanks Tadpole, good to be here!
     
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    Hello and welcome :thumb:
     

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