A friend of mine owns a property in Italy, with significant land, and he regularly sees deer and boar there. He'd like to bag one or two for the pot. I'd appreciate a source of advice on how he might go about this.
He is a UK national. My gut feeling is that travelling with a rifle on a UK Firearms Certificate is not the best way to go, due to the bureaucracy, lack of fullbore experience and infrequency of use.
A local told him that they use shotguns for hunting. I assume this is legal and involves some kind of slug or perhaps a sabot round.
I wonder if he is best applying for SGC in the UK, buying a magnum semi-auto and travelling with this on an EFP. Perhaps he could buy and store ammunition in Italy, to avoid section 1 for ammunition in the UK?
I also believe that he may need to complete some kind of course and accreditation to hunt in Italy. That's probably a good thing, as he couldn't tell me what deer species it was.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.