My wife`s uncle, who has shot game, and clays ( for GB ) for the last 45 years, has applied for a .222Rem for Fox control to protect the pheasants / partridges on his little walked up shoot. This is for a coterminous ticket to run with his SGC.
This morning I was really shocked to hear that before the TVP FEO will propose the application for grant of the FAC, he has asked for written proof from the two FAC referees, that the uncle has shot foxes with them on different outings, safely.
I cannot believe despite this being totally again HO Guidelines, police forces are expanding their own rules from deer to vermin where this request of proof is concerned..... I have advised for him to get on to BASC, or just refer the FEO to the HO Guidelines, but I fear this will be another `go with the flow` for the sake of the ticket....
It seems that any representation from the shooting community associations at the ACPO meetings is just a waste of time and effort !!!!!
Will update what happens.
All the best.