I'm hoping I can appeal for a little advice here. I'm trying to get a foothold in stalking at the moment, and it seems as though I'm almost there in terms of a permission.
I live in Norfolk and have a FAC for 22WMR (have had since august), and I get the impression my FEO wouldn't be too against a deer calibre prividing I have a larger permission (my RF one is 30 acres).
I have an uncle that has a major deer problem in west sussex (roe and fallow eating all his new coppices). This plot is only 12 acres, but he has the ear of the big landowner surrounding (800+ acres) and thinks if put right I will be able to get permission for all that.
However, the big problem is the west sussex police. Apparently unless I get granted an open ticket (chances slim to none for me I'm thinking) I will have to get the permission of them to shoot anywhere in west sussex, and they will say no due to me not having 20 years+ experince. This is coming from a very experienced stalker who says the WS police are tougher than most.
However my uncle also 100 acres in yorkshire, and is very happy to give me permission on that.
So I guess my main questions are:
1 - Do I really need permission from the permission county police (west sussex) if I am licensed in another county (norfolk) if I have a closed license? I assumed so long as it was cleared for my calibre and I had permission that was it...
2 - are the yorkshire police less strict than west sussex in terms of what experience and certificates you need to stalk than west sussex?
3 - How would it work for my firearms department - would they call the relevant department and ask them to check the permission? Or would they just so ok so long as it's passed for my calibre of choice?
I can't place the cash on a DSC, plus the rifle plus the scope plus the moderator so am really hoping I can get enough experience - bought days, and maybe the odd shadowing or accompanying of a kind local stalker or too - to satisfy my local FEO.
I would be looking at a deer specific calibre as I don't really intend on foxing. So have been thinking about a 270. Also bearing in mind I plan on miving to australia in about the next 2 years, where I will frequent and possibly urgent need to shoot wild boars, goats, deer maybe more. The licensing would not be a problem (looked into it) so it would come with me.
I plan on calling my FEO soon, and BASC sooner (when I have joined them after my next pay clears from the new year), but am trying to gathr as much info before hand. So any advice on any points or relevant experience would be highly appreciated. If you make it through my essay that is...