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Good news Xmas gifts

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Nige4927, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Nige4927

    Nige4927 Busy Member

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    Last night me and Biz went to some of our perms and knocked on at their houses. We handed out Xmas gifts to each of the land owners. Bottle of whiskey for him and wine and chocolates for her.
    We said its in the way of a thank you for letting us come on your land to shoot because we really appreciate it.. The response was great.. All 3 said we were more than welcome and that it's been a pleasure having us control rabbits and pigeons..

    Were'er visiting another on Monday and doing the same..

    This achieves a few things

    1) it shows we appreciate what they do for us in giving permission.
    2) it shows we don't take their permission for granted
    3) it reminds them who we are (more often than not we turn up at night when their asleep)
    4) it help to forge a better more friendly relationship between us
    5) it helps to secure the perm for another year.

    im sure many of you do the same but if not I would seriously consider it..

    Nige
     
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    In my opinion if you turn up regularly and do a good job of controlling vermin for free it should be the landowner buying you a bottle not you buying him one.
    You are saving the landowner a lot of money every year. The cost of gassing a medium size rabbit warren is over £250 how many rabbits do you kill in a year!

    Cheers Andy
     
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    I'm going to get my perm man a bottle of whiskey, without our perm we'd be stuck plinking and couldn't justify having all the gear we've got!!! In summertime it's alive with all sorts and provides us great sport
     
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    In my opinion perms are a privaledge regardless of whether or not your doing the land owner a favour. The landowner can at any time revoke permission or give that permission to someone else. Saying thank you my means of a small gift is no big deal.
    Remember there are people out there who pay for permissions and others who would try and try to get just one perm, sending countless letters out, make numerous phones and visits only to end up with nothing. So I for one feel very very lucky to have 5 perms where I can shoot and I know Biz feels the same.

    Of course you're entitled to your opinion.

    Nige
     
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    I took some rum for the farmer and some cans for his lad up to the farm where I shoot. All he said was ayup Steve, saw what I'd brought said thanks and shut the door. Leaving me stood there with an unhinged bottom jaw.

    He's old school and doesn't do fuss :cool:
     
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    I can certainly recommend this and i do it every year. Last year i gained a few new permissions and i also gained another one this year after doing the xmas rounds.

    It's a cheap way of having somewhere to shoot, especially if there's a few of you to chip in.

    Also, if you don't have any permissions it's a good way of gaining one, turn up with some goodies that you are willing to hand over to seal the deal!
     
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    I've just done exactly this and he was chuffed. Good value to my mind.
     
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    Bang on Nige! :up:
     
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    I think it must be a little imbarrassing for a landowner to have someone turn up giving them presents when that person has been providing a free service to them all year.
    I have often received gifts from farmers but never given one. (Other than too those those who are also friends)

    It's obviously different if you are not controlling a large vermin problem ( mainly target shooting etc).

    Cheers Andy
     
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    Bah humbug! You will be getting a visit from some ghosts shortly.
     
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    :laff: a little bit wee came out then
     
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    :):):):):):)

    All of the farmers I have ever shot for have been more Tiny Rowland than Tiny Tim. :)
    Cheers Andy
     
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    :) :)
     
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    My deed done!
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    I have been doing the whiskey, chocolate thing for years......a small price to pay for over 20 years shooting over 400 acres
     
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    I agree. Yes it's nice to get to know the landowner and get on his good side with a xmas gift, but hell yeah, we do them a massive favour and some of em act like the lord of the manor and they are letting the peasants on their land to shoot for the pot. They woukd be overrun with vermin if it wasn't for the airgun hunters.
     
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    weres your christmas spirit........:p:D
     
  18. Andy_J

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    On my drinks cabinet. ;) :)
     
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    I'd be worried the farmer might take offence at my assumption they are all whiskey swilling alcoholics. Maybe wine and a cheeseboard would suggest more sophisticated tastes. Flowers and chocolates for the lady in his life perhaps.

    All a nice fantasy since I don't have any permssions though eh.
     
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    I usually do a bottle of port and cheese selection..... thats on the permission I dont pay to use. .. everyone likes to feel appeciated and its just a small spreading of the christmas cheer
     

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