Daft hypothetical questions for those in the know:
If I were to join a rifle club where the range is approved for.22 and apply for an FAC to hold a rifle in said calibre using that as my good reason, will they condition it for live quarry if I ask, despite not yet having land to shoot (animals) over? Say for example a friend or acquaintance invited me to help them control rabbits, or I want to go door knocking and ask for permission. If I don't have the condition I'll look a plonker if a farmer says "sure, come and shoot my rabbits" and I say "can I start in several months whilst my FAC/variation comes back". Is that just the way it goes, or can you get away with not naming specific land and just ask for a closed certificate. I understand with deer it's different because you have to have the species present on your ground. But there's bunnies and other vermin everywhere. Seems a bit of a catch 22 otherwise, you can't have a rifle without ground, but will anyone give you ground when you don't have a rifle?