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Good news Got my first permission today

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by C_G, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. C_G

    C_G Junior Member

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    So today was the day that I chose to go out and seek a permission to shoot on. Being only 16 and new to the hobby I was pretty skeptical of my chances, and my first target was a camp site with a 250 acre estate behind it, loaded with rabbits. I walked up to the site office and was instantly knocked back. Not to be defeated, I went back down the road with no plan and headed off towards some farms I knew (vaguely). The next place I tried was a run down farm yard, I knocked the door and a massive akita-looking dog pushed open the unlocked door and almost knocked me off my feet. To add the trauma I was again turned down by the farmer. Now I'm feeling dejected and unhopeful, I looked down a winding farm track and see some bunnies in a field and pigeons in some oak trees. I followed the track down to two little cottages and tried the first one and a lovely woman had a chat with me and gave me total permission to shoot on the fields and in her woods. She also recommended that I try the next door cottage and after enquiring I got permission from an elderly couple to hunt their fields for bunnies. I got told about a fox aswell so I'll have to get my mate down with his .22 rimmy. Thanks to the sticky thread on here with the permission seeking advice, I'm chuffed to bits!
     
  2. timmytree

    timmytree Pro Poster

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    Well done!
    Don't be too disappointed at the farmers reaction, imagine how you would feel if a total stranger turned up and asked to use a gun on your land?
    Do a good job for the owners of the cottages and you may end up getting the farm anyway, word of mouth soon spreads if you do a good job, also if you do a bad one!
    Keep the landowners sweet, offer the odd rabbit (prepared) and make yourself available to help with fence repairs or hedge trimming or any other little jobs they may struggle with. You'll soon be getting cups of tea and Xmas cards!
     
  3. Tripleteer

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    Well done C_G. It's the only way, knocking on doors, persevere and you will be rewarded..enjoy your shooting. atb Paul.
     
  4. C_G

    C_G Junior Member

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    Thanks for the kind words guys!
     
  5. 177man

    177man Engaging Member

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    Well done C G as other have said once you get one they seem
    to come a whole lot easier .Me and a friend were given a smallish field
    only three weeks ago since then been offered three more happy days
    enjoy your success Si
     
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    Nice one bud...persistence pays off once again.
     
  7. andy46

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    well done on the permission,enjoy,welcome to the forum:up:
     
  8. BIG HITTER

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    well done young man you must be well chuffed :up:
     
  9. fletchisbored

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    You must be well happy. Well done fella fields and woods sound perfect.
     
  10. Cymru-Dave

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    Well done mate, I've been knocked back several times, it is very disheartening, I'm still awaiting my first permission!
     
  11. C_G

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    Cheers guys, As the saying goes, "try, try and try again!":)
     
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    congrats on finding somewhere to shoot
     

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