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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #450 on: April 03, 2017, 09:08:38 AM »
I'd suggest getting some shooting insurance pronto, to prove to him (and others) that you take your responsibility towards his/their property seriously, and have his/their interests the very forefront of your mind.
Not only that, but it's reassuring to know your own arse will be covered too, should anything unlikely happen.

Yes, that's on my job list for today. I'm about to Google "BASC Insurance" now.

You've fallen on yer feet there Blerky , ''oh the good life , la la la''.  ;D

It was a combination of patience, building up my own confidence in my ability (nearly there!) and building a rapport with the gent in question (my wife says I'm a charming bastard).
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #451 on: April 03, 2017, 02:59:25 PM »
BASC membership (and, therefore, insurance) sorted.

I've put together some "permission" letters in case chappie's reassured by that sort of thing.

Roll on Wednesday!
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #452 on: April 03, 2017, 05:46:48 PM »
The permission slips are there for your benefit , should you ever get the police taking interest in your activities. :D
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #453 on: April 03, 2017, 10:07:52 PM »
Careful with permission slips, round these parts farmers won't sign owt. They'd sooner you didn't shoot their vermin FOC than sign a harmless slip.

Provided your clear on what you have permission to do, IMHO permission slips although preferable are not necessary.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #454 on: April 04, 2017, 07:12:44 AM »
Careful with permission slips, round these parts farmers won't sign owt. They'd sooner you didn't shoot their vermin FOC than sign a harmless slip.

Provided your clear on what you have permission to do, IMHO permission slips although preferable are not necessary.

The permission slips are there for your benefit , should you ever get the police taking interest in your activities. :D

The landowner is one of those blokes who, I suspect, will prefer to seal a deal with a handshake. And that's fine by me, I've done some serious business on the strength of a handshake and I can work that way with the right people and he seems to be of that group.

But, I printed some permission slips just in case he would prefer to use them. It'll be his choice.

If nothing else I can waft one about to show I've got BASC membership and insurance.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #455 on: April 04, 2017, 12:00:23 PM »
It's worth putting it down on paper just in case the police are called. It would save you some hassle and save him hassle too. Just tell him it's for both your sakes and covers you both for insurance purpose  ;D
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #456 on: April 04, 2017, 12:06:57 PM »
It's worth putting it down on paper just in case the police are called. It would save you some hassle and save him hassle too. Just tell him it's for both your sakes and covers you both for insurance purpose  ;D

I will definitely suggest a signed slip to him but I doubt that he'll be bothered. Seriously, he's a "handshake sort of bloke" and a slip may be perceived as a bit of a slight against him.

..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #457 on: April 04, 2017, 12:15:16 PM »
I know what you mean I've a few that say do as I wish I'm like family and a few who won't put pen to paper because they can't so I'll print off a map of there area and get them to highlight there boundaries so I'm not trespassing on land not owned by them and then write their contact details on the back and keep them in a zip lock bag in my rifle bag. If the police do come out your doing vermin control for the farmer. Produce the outlined map with contact details on the back and a copy of your insurance along with a photo id of yourself and jobs a good understanding it saves them taking your guns and asking you into the station for a interview then waiting for the guns to be tested before you recieved them back.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #458 on: April 04, 2017, 07:43:51 PM »
BASC membership (and, therefore, insurance) sorted.

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I can appreciate what you and Ieazo are saying.....but if you could manage to get something in writing that you have permission to be on the land with an airgun (even if it's only his name and contact details) then that would be preferable in my opinion if the Feds did lean on you. ;)

At the end of the day it's your decision though.............I sincerely hope you enjoy the shooting the land offers, and take another step forward in your shooting 'career'. ;)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #459 on: April 05, 2017, 11:12:37 AM »
My situation is actually slightly different now, albeit for years I shot airguns over the land without signed permission in writing. Now my main landowner is a reference for my FAC & SGC.

Insurance is a conditions you must comply with on your FAC.

Prior to holding a FAC/SGC if I'd forced the issue of signed permission I'd have been told not to come back, as it is I've had years of shooting and been assisted in obtaining and renewing my FAC & SGC from this landowner - hard to argue it wasn't the right call to proceed on a gentlemans agreement is it not.
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