I've had my FAC for about a year and have been finding it hard to get a difinitive answer out of them as to how to get my supervision condition removed. They allowed me to roam free with my .17 HMR (because the same rules for muzzle awareness and backstops etc. don't apply to rimfires ) but only on rabbits and neither calibers were considered appropriate for fox.
I completed my DSC L1, got a range safety certificate, testimonials from stalkers and refrained from mentioning home office guidelines but nothing seemed good enough. They eventually told me to provide evidence and a covering letter from a stalker showing I had successfully followed 3 stalks through from field to larder.
'HAH' *put phone down*. Then I called a member of the BDS who took my DSC1, really nice guy who I knew would want to help me out... roughly a month later (yesterday) FAC came back: .243 unsupervised and they even took the liberty of allowing 'vermin' for the .17 HMR as opposed to 'rabbits' and fox for the .243!
Perthshire syndicate here I come.