I have been holding my FAC for .22lr and .308/7.62 for almost two years now, with the sole use of the rifles for target shooting. At the end of August I applied for a variation, asking for my .308/7.62 to be allowed for deer, as well as a .243 rifle for smaller deer and foxes (plus sound moderators and ammunition for both calibres). This morning my FAC came through the letter box, but it has a condition or two that I think are a bit peculiar. Conditions 6 (the way I understand it, anyway) means that I can only shoot my rifles on live quarry as long as I am accompanied but the guy who runs the syndicate, or I am on his land as a member of the syndicate. But what if i want to buy a day's stalking elsewhere? What if I get some land to shoot elsewhere?
Similarly, condition 7 means I can only use my .243 on fox, and only on the land run by the syndicate. Does that mean that if I come across a fox and I am with my .308 I cannot shoot it?
I did expect that I will get a closed ticket, and perhaps a 'mentor clause', but condition 6 is effectively not a mentoring condition (seeing I can shoot on my own as long as I am on the syndicate land) but to have it worded like this is a bit weird, I think. Any advise is most welcome. Many thanks
What they read is seen on the picture here. Attachment 9163