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written permission for shooting on private land

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mike_uk, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. mike_uk

    mike_uk Newbie

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    hi everyone I've been given permission to shoot and a friends farm im going up there tomorrow for him to give me a letter saying I can shoot on his land what needs to be in the letter cheers mike
     
  2. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    I have permission to shoot on land but I dont have anything in writing .the landowners word is enough for me and anyone who thinks I shouldnt be there can go and ask them lol atb
     
  3. yorkshireshoot

    yorkshireshoot Posting Addict

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    It's kinda right what Essex has said you don't even need written permission but just something saying I xxxxxxxx , give xxxxxxxx permission to shoot in my land borders should suffice
     
  4. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I have permissions, none in writing, but that's Norfolk!
     
  5. mike_uk

    mike_uk Newbie

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    thanks everyone
     
  6. r10hunter

    r10hunter Honorary Member

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    As above lots of people don't give written permission as it is easy to fake.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    But manly landowners and estates will not allow you to use written permission. For the reason below.

    Case 1. The farm tractor drivers wife is out dog walking the dogs and bumps into a man she does not know who has a gun.
    She asks what he is doing. He says he has permission from the estate owner, and hands over a permission slip.
    The lady says good morning and carries on with her day.
    No one realises the permission slip was fake until she speaks to her husband that night.

    Case 2. The farm tractor drivers wife is out dog walking the dogs and bumps into a man she does not know who has a gun.
    She asks what he is doing.
    He says he has permission from the estate owner she says ok and carries on. But as soon as she is out of sight she makes a phone call to the gamekeeper the poacher gets caught.

    Many farms and estates use the above policy never giving written permission. If in doubt someone is to phone the gamekeeper / whoever.

    The estates even tell the police "we don't give permission slips and our shooters don't call you before going shooting. So if you see someone who looks suspicious just ring us day or night"
    Cheers Andy
     
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  10. spike589715

    spike589715 Busy Member

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    Both of my permissions I know the farmers and their wife's - kids as well and most of the people who have horses etc round the farm
    I don't have anything written down as I have know the guys for years

    cheers
    simon
     
  11. Ichabod Armacost

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    Yeah ok, but what about wimpy landowners?:D

    Just going...............
     
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    I Fred Bloggs of ADDRESS give Joe Bloggs permission to hunt/shoot vermin within the boundaries of my property.
    Signed and dated.
    On a letter head with contact details preferably.
     
  13. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Do a bit of searching on this forum there's some decent word templates. Personally I don't bother.
     
  14. Steve K

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    As most have said, written permission isn't required and isn't really of any real benefit. If there were a situation and the police were called, even if you showed written/signed permission, they would still speak to the owners. ;)
     
  15. Ganton Gunner

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    some I have written permission for some I don't to be honest when I shoot if im on one I have written permission for I never have it with me.
    and I have also never needed it for any reason at all. the only thing
     
  16. sneakysniper

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    Be careful asking for written permission as one of the farmers where i shoot cannot write and it isn't necessary anyway.
    i have all their contact numbers on my mobile if i ever encounter any drama.
     
  17. SteveO

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    Here is the one I use, not sure if I found it on BASC but I like it!

    Open it with MS Word.
     
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    My work (farm) wouldn't even write a letter Cus he's old school "yeh goo-on then, shoot the bas#%@ds"
     
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    When I was hunting, I obtained written permission from all of my permissions.
    I appreciate that not everyone bothers, it is a personal thing between you and the land owner.
    The most important thing in my book is having suitable insurance cover for the once in a lifetime event of something going tits up. One land owner asked specifically to see the insurance policy - no-one had ever approached him to hunt on his land and he wanted to make sure that he wasn't creating problems for himself.
     
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    I agree with the above. Although I have written permission including detailed marked up maps of boundaries and footpaths (to save any problem with the police who cannot map read anyhow ;)) I wouldn't thrust a permission slip and pen into any landowners/tenants hand. Better to leave a couple of copies with them to sign at their leisure and let them keep one and hand your copy back when they have time.
    Seems strange the different attitudes to perm slips on forums. I prefer the more chilled and realistic attitude adopted here compared to some other forums.
     

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