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Rat Shooting Help

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Jetmere, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Jetmere

    Jetmere Newbie

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    Help please. I want to go rat shooting with a .22 air rifle. I live near Stansted Airport, UK

    Can anyone give me advice on where to go (legally) or any advice on approaching farmers for permission to shoot on their land

    Thanks

    Jetmere
     
  2. Ratman

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    Be professional

    Hello, here is a copy of a recent reply on this topic by me.
    Please remember that it's only legal to shoot with the land owners permission, and it's always best to get it in writing. Shooting anywhere other than on your own land without permission is classed as armed trespass.

    The copy...................

    Yes I aggree with both replies, best if you are a member of BASC or BASA as both of these provide third party insurance. Get some business cards made up, Vista offer the first lot free, you just pay for P+P. also have some shooting aggreement slips for the land owner to sign, you can find these for download free.
    I know I'm going on a bit but it's important that you look professional too, don't turn up in your cammo gear. You will have to accept refusals also but again be professional about this and say something like, 'that's not a problem and thank you for your time, could I ask you to take a business card and then if you do need my services in the future you can give me a call'
    Good luck and keep trying. :)
     
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  3. arran256

    arran256 Newbie

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    hello jetsmere have you had any luck finding a shoot yet? im near stanstead airport aswell and i shoot at springfield air rifle club near chelmsford. il be trying to find a local shoot to when i get my s400 back from from having a regulator fitted at btas
     
  4. Jetmere

    Jetmere Newbie

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    Hi Arran, I have not started looking yet, my gun should be delivered sometime this week. Wouldn't mind some info on your gun club, cheers, Colin
     
  5. arran256

    arran256 Newbie

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    its a decent club with a zeroing range and lots of targets set up in a small wood with targets up trees aswell as on the ground at various distances which gives u a good oppertunity to practice difficult shots (essential if ure planning to go hunting) its open sundays. il try and dig out a contact number for you
     
  6. donky7

    donky7 Well-Known Member

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    i had no trouble with this bunch...... lol

    [​IMG]
     
  7. sumo

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    Yuk!,my skin craws just looking at those rats.
    Only time I got that many was by using phostoxin gas in their burrows.
    Ive a vermin control company look after my farm now and have only seen 1 rat in about 3 years and he was obviously very toxic.
    How people can keep them as pets I dont know!.
     
  8. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    what kind of machine gun do u have, cus whan l have louds of cash, l buy one...:Donly joking mate..nice bag, now thats what l call sortin em out:up:
     
  9. Rockabilly

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    nice bag there mate:eek:
     
  10. colinb

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    that is one impressive bag of rats !!! i dont think i`ve that many rats in the last two YEARS:eek: since i lost my rat shoot:mad:

    keep up the good work!
     

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