I couldn't see that this has been covered elsewhere so here goes!
A friend of mine is new to deer stalking. I have taken him out stalking several times, and he has shot 5 deer with me. He is coming on a red stalking trip later in the year so I suggested he get his own rifle. He put in a variation for a .308 (as he already has a .22lr and a .223). With his variation he submitted a letter from me about his experience and a letter from our red booking later in the year, which states a minimum of .30 cal.
FEO came out and said 'we don't hand them out down here' but he would 'try' for him!
Refusal when he has experience and a booking for an actual trip would be odd, because thats what forces always want, evidence of where it will be used, but I understand that you only 21 days to appeal following a refusal.
Can anyone tell me what is involved in appealing? Would he need representation? What are the costs if he wins? What are the costs if he loses? As time would be short if he was refused, thought I should do the research before it potentially happens. Any help much appreciated....