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Seeking Permission

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Allan Endersby, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Allan Endersby

    Allan Endersby Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, I live in a semi rural area in east Berkshire and am seeking a permission. I have had some experience With ratting a few years ago on a farm and would like to get back into it as I now have more time on my hands.
    Does anyone have any advice or suggestions.
     
  2. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    Lots will write and hand deliver a letter, others will go and knock on the door, don't go dressed up like Rambo though and insurance helps...

    Find a site/farm etc that interests you and go from there... :thumb:
     
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  3. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Third party insurance is essential. Also look outside the envelope - you don't need thousands of acres of prime countryside to have some good sport with an air rifle. Best of luck with your quest... :thumb:
     
  4. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    Yep, recycling centres/council refuse yards are good fer rats if that's yer thang... :up:
     
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    Redcap 114 Donator (Les)

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    Hi Allan,

    I have always found that it’s best to knocking on doors, go smartly dressed and have proof of your liability insurance. This has always paid off for me.

    Never go dressed ready for shooting. When you get a permission, it’s always a good idea to drop in a couple of bottles of wine. Halfway through the year I always give the farmer Some drinks and at Christmas I give them all sorts. It’s always a good idea to find out what he/she likes to drink, that way you are not giving them something that they won’t use.

    This is just the way that I do it and it has served me well.

    Good luck Allan

    Regards.
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    Josh K Self proclaimed AGF's luckiest member

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  7. Grey Man

    Grey Man Busy Member

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    A compendium of 'How to get a permission' advice would make a good sticky.
     
  8. MD123

    MD123 Engaging Member

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    There’s one already. In the Hunting section.
     
  9. metalman

    metalman Big Poster

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    Could pin a note in the village window/board
     
  10. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Everyone thinks farms straight away when looking for a permission, horse stables have rat & rabbit problems, nobody wants their prize horse breaking its leg in a hole!
    Tips/dumps (although check insurance liability for commercial property) golf courses, industrial estates, storage yards, fishing lakes sometimes need vermin controlled, you're only limited by not asking enough places
     
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