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Hello there. New to stalking, currently in the South East. Booked on a number of courses throughout the year and hoping to apply for firearms certificate at the end of 2009. Can you hope to be successful with an application without land but using paid schemes such as BASC or such like?

Any advice welcome. Thanks.

Ah...forgot to mention I am French and interested in the working deer dog as well.


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Welcome (or should I say bonjour) to the Directory.

You should certainly be hopeful of getting your firearms ticket. The courses are not mandatory, but they do show the firearms department that you are serious in your requirement for a rifle.

Where I stalk in Berkshire we have two or three groups of French stalkers come over each year, particularly for muntjac. It works very well - they bring wine and go back with venison!