Finally, after months and months of jumping through hoops and justifying my application, FAC came back today having been granted...
Despite the FEO telling me exactly what recommendations he had put forward, based on my previous experience (ex keeper, years of stalking in the early nineties, old fashioned WSCC), letter of support (thanks neilaj) and our discussions (any legal quarry, confirmed by FEO as being recommended with no mentoring condition) have received the FAC today with
"whilst accompanied by an experienced deer stalker"
deer and zeroing only - not even fox whilst stalking
FFS, balls to it,
I'll go and buy my rifle this weekend, so thats out the way - and then argue about it next week - will have to have a good chat with the FEO who processed my application.
anyone any experience in fighting stupid conditions imposed in the offices despite FEO recommendations not supporting?