Most stalking guides like to do a few check on the clients before putting them on to a beast i.e. FAC, Insurance and shooting tests etc.

A thought occured to me the other day regarding what kind of checks clients do on stalking guides. Pretty much all the guys I've paid to take me stalking have been decent chaps who I wouldn't doubt but I have heard some stories regarding unscrupulous guides who have taken clients out shooting on land on which they do not have the sporting rights.

Clearly, in a situation such as this, the client would be the one carrying the rifle and if it was his own rifle, then in the event of the police getting involved, the man with the rifle would be shouldering a lot of the responsibility.

I was just wondering if people carry out any kinds of check or get anything in writing before they start stalking a patch of land with someone else?