Over 1 month ago I returned my FAC+SGC to Avon and Somerset for change of address and a varriation to aquire a .243 rifle.
I currently hold an open FAC and I am allowed to shoot all legal deer species with my .223. My coterminous certificates expire in September 2010.
With my application I submitted on the approved forms: signed permission to shoot deer on several permissions I already shoot on , by way of assisting the process. I obtained my DSC level 1 last summer and I have stalked both alone and accompanied for some years.
Yesterday I contact A@S to see why my certificates were taking so long to return. I was informed that there was a problem with my permissions in that the land was only passed for.22LR and neded to be inspected.
I was also told that as I had applied for a "deer calibre" rifle I would be automatically placed on a restricted ticket.
When I submitted the permissions I thought I would automatically get an open ticket for the .243 and it never occured to me that the land was only approved for .22LR( I applied for my first FAC a decade ago)
I shoot on numerous parcels of land both at home , in Shropshire and the Borders.
My FLO has recently retired, I am meeting my new FLO next Thursday pm.
Advice on how I deal with this would be gratefully appreciated. A .243 with a condition on it would be a good as usleess, seems mad to me that I could be out on my land and could shoot a Muntjac with my .223 but was prevented from doing so with my .243!!!
Has the world gone mad!!!!