Ive just been lucky enough to get my first permission for deer stalking and pest control. This permission covers approx 3500 acres with 800 of those being woodland.
Ive recently passed my DSC1, but havent applied for my firearms certificate yet as ive been waiting to see if this permission materialised.
Now that it has I was wondering how many guns and which calibres would be the most usefull and as importantly what are my local police constabulary (Wiltshire) likely to grant me?
Ive been recomended to ask for a .308 on my certificate, is this overkill?
In your experience what guns and calibres would you all recommend as I will be shooting everything from rats to deer and all pests in between?
Should I consider fac air rifle as well?
What conditions are they likely to put on the use of the guns on my licience, as this is my first fac? thogh I have been a shotgun holder for over 10 years.
A moderator or a quiet gun would also be advantageous in many situations here so that would also be a consideration .
Any advice or opinions would be fantastic.
Cheers in advance .