A friend of mine has recently got permission to shoot rabbits on some local ground. The ground has been previously cleared for a rimfire.
Now my understanding was that, providing the land has been cleared for the calibre he is using, he can go as soon as he has been given permission from the landowner. However, a lady at the firearms department has told him that he needs to get written permission from the landowner, send it in to the firearms department, the department will them write back to him and state whether he can shoot there or not and from what date.
Is this correct and have I been doing it wrong?