Friend of mine was chatting with me last week.
He is down south of Nottingham, has a bunch of permissions, and has had a .22lr and .17 HMR for the last 18 months. He's gone through over 1,500 rounds on the HMR in that time and a fair few .22lr as well.
I drafted a letter of enquiry for him, asking his local dept about having his ticket opened and the possibilities of applying for a deer calibre. They basically told him to come back after 4 years in total and ask again on both counts.
The letter asked for confirmation of calibres that the various permissions are cleared for and this question was totally ignored.
What exactly is considered reasonable here ?
I have advised him to join BASC and seek legal advice because this strikes me as individual stance rather than policy and legislation.
How does he proceed without making waves ?
Thanks for looking.