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    Syndicates?

    Hi all,

    as I mentioned in my intro I stumbled on your forum when searching for shooting syndicates. I am not a stalker however and my abilities, and license, restricts me to a shotgun and air rile bagging the odd pigeon or rabbit.

    i found a syndicate called Sweethills Land Management and met Ray in a pub near Bradford where we chatted for an hour about the syndicate and shooting opportunities for me. it all sounded good (perhaps a little too good) and i started to become a member. i have all the documents and cheque ready to go and thought i would do a quick forum search before my 400 quid went off with Pat.

    i was rather troubled to see some less than complimentary posts on here though and at the risk of opening old wounds I wondered if anyone would be able to offer some advice or reassurance?

    thanks in advance,

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    Sorry I forgot to mention that any other recommendations for syndicates would also b very welcome! Hanks all,

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    Had no experience of the syndicate your asking about. I have (as it seems you may have already found) read a lot of bad comments about it though. To be honest I would be a bit nervous of joining if it was me. Sure someone else with more to say on them will be along soon though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lego View Post
    Hi all,

    as I mentioned in my intro I stumbled on your forum when searching for shooting syndicates. I am not a stalker however and my abilities, and license, restricts me to a shotgun and air rile bagging the odd pigeon or rabbit.

    i found a syndicate called Sweethills Land Management and met Ray in a pub near Bradford where we chatted for an hour about the syndicate and shooting opportunities for me. it all sounded good (perhaps a little too good) and i started to become a member. i have all the documents and cheque ready to go and thought i would do a quick forum search before my 400 quid went off with Pat.

    i was rather troubled to see some less than complimentary posts on here though and at the risk of opening old wounds I wondered if anyone would be able to offer some advice or reassurance?

    thanks in advance,

    Been there done that and it was the most stupidest way I've spent 350.

    i signed up specifically for some stalking - which was free and was covered in the cost. Within two weeks of being a member the rules had changed stalking was charged separately and so I was (I feel) swindled - incidentally no other areas of sport they advertised as inclusive changed. I went on one stalk - and paid good money to see nothing, watch one of the blokes running it proceed to call foxes and put me on a footpath to watch a corner of a wood where traffic frequented - whilst I was there!

    wrote it off after that night and then watched on here as other members tore the buggers apart over boar shooting in pens and a load of other issues resulting in them being kicked off a number of others sites.

    your money pal your choice -

    t

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    Most of these syndicates are basically a means to getting your FAC - you just won't have anything to shoot! Fine if you just want a licence and you've money to burn, but personally I'd just wait until someone you know and trust puts you onto a syndicate or bit of land.

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    Steer well clear!!!! What the guy claims and what you get are poles apart. He even posted pictures of another stalkers land claiming it was on his books.

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    My advice would be to steer well clear there's a lot of folks out there running scams , there are some great people on this forum who in sure would be able to pony you in the right direction

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    Thanks all, I had some doubts and the responses I have had have been very helpful. I am sure I will pick up experience and friends in time so no rush for the shoots and FAC.

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    +1 on all the above replies

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    Been there got ridden hard . If its too goo to be true it is .

    Myself and two other members were dropped off by Ray on a country lane with the verbal instructions of "all this land round here is mine and i will pick you up at tea time .

    I terminated my membership within two months along with a few more members .
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