Apologies if this has been covered before, but i'm fairly new to this site and couldn't find anything that covered this exactly in the search!
I am a recent convert to stalking (have been on a couple of paid stalks) and am planning to do my DSC1 december this year. Preparatory to that i am going on a pre-DSC course this april, and intend to get at least another couple of stalks in (well as many as time and money allow really!).
I currently have permissions for rabbit shooting with an air-rifle, but no ground that has been passed for FAC rifles (although one or two permissions might be suitable for rimfire - if i'm optomistic).
I am looking for a rifle club in my area where i might be able to practice with a .243 prior to my DSC1, but not found one yet.
The main question is - do you think I would be granted an FAC for the purpose of deer stalking (paid stalks until i find a syndicate or permission) given my intention to do DSC etc?
Hope the above is clear