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  1. They have stopped visits up here in Northumberland for people aged between 21-65 providing it’s not their first renewal. This is for shotguns, don’t know about firearms. We just get a phone call interview, ssves on the hobnobs ☺️
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    Pigeon shooting permissions

    Advice on Gaining permission In essence, gaining shooting permission is asking someone you may have never met, for permission onto his/her land with a gun to control their vermin or game. Think about what you would look for in a person asking you for the same thing. There are many members on here with years of experience of successfully gaining shooting permission, so to summarise here are few useful tips.  In general, you will NOT gain shooting permission: By posting permission required on internet forums By writing letters (sometimes works, but with low success rate) By sending emails Actions that may help you gain permission are: Getting out there and looking at what is going on, for instance. 1. Are there crops being hammered by pigeons? 2. Are there playing fields/golf courses etc overrun with rabbits? 3. Are farmers complaining about increasing fox numbers and attacks? Knocking on doors, or speaking to the people responsible for the land in question. This way the person 1. Gets to meet you, and is able form an opinion of your character, there and then. It is also harder for them to refuse you face to face than it is to throw another letter in the bin. Joining a club, or networking with like minded local people Socialise, track down the landowners or farmers in their local and mingle Once you get into the dialogue, find out exactly what they are looking for and make sure you cover The do's and dont's Contact your local keeper and ask him if he needs any beaters, and then stick with it, be punctual and polite. Once you are known you may well be rewarded.  Once you have gained permission: Look after it, there may well be someone like you, just waiting for you to mess up so they can take over. Use your common sense, don't leave gates open or drop litter and always pick up your empties. Don't shoot anything you haven't the authority to shoot. Get a decent map and make sure you know the boundaries, footpaths, etc. Look after your host (farmer, landowner etc), find out what they like to drink. Buy them a bottle at Christmas time. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a thank you. Taken from help and advice in the shooting section
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    Business electricity supplier dispute

    Just to add it's legally not a debt until it's 28 days old, up to that point it's just a bill. my port of call would be the landlord to find out why he authorised it.
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    North East newbie

    What H says....just come up and join in the fun... Always someone to shoot with 👍🏻
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    Zeiss Victory HT 2.5-10x50 ir

    Some posts have been removed. The price has been reduced to £1550. If you’re interested then please PM the seller, if not then just move on...
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    North East newbie

    I’m at Bywell almost every Saturday, Its a great ground, friendly....good targets and the food is very good 😜
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    I normally stick it in the slow cooker with some beef stock, cook all day. Cool overnight and scoop the hardened fat off. Add veg and cook for another 5-6 hours, adding dumplings at the right time take bones out and serve with mash Aso served with new potatoes and Yorkshire pud
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    Clear out

    Can we now keep all comments on this to be sales related, preferably through pm. Off topic is the place for general discussion not the sales section Ta
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    Clear out

    Let's really keep the Mods happy and put a fixed price on the first 2 items rather than trying to run an auction, which of course is against the rules 🤔
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    What Budget Scope for HMR?

    I had a Nikko Nighteater 6x24x56 on mine, Great scope
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    I phones in schools

    It's not just schools. I was in the pub 2 weeks ago, group of about 6 early 20 something all sat in a circle around a table, all with their phones out not speaking to each other.... Sad really,
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    My Tag....always wanted a white faced Tag Finally got one in 2003, Cant wear a watch indoors so it’s the first thing on when I leave the house and first thing off when I get back in. Had a small glitch 2 years ago which cost £130 through a recommendation off here.... wouldnt mind a Rolex or Brietling but wallet says otherwise 😕
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    English Springer Spaniel Pups

    It’s easy, they’re his pups so he asks a price he is happy with. if you think they are expensive then don’t buy one...
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    Advise needed gun blew up!

    As said a few times above. Be thankful nobody got hurt. Taking it further leaves you open to action from your Flo for not knowing the difference, because of the different size ammunition they might decide you're not suitable for a FAC. If the shop had decided it was all your fault and offered no help then yes take it further and suffer the consequences. Chalk it up to experience and move on with your new gun, £50 and ammo. I would also not be discussing it around friends and the like as it will get back to the shop and maybe your flo, then it's out of your hands and you suffer whatever actions they decide to take. Good luck in the future, it's been a harsh first lesson.
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    3.5 inch Itm cartridges

    If you’re selling these then please start a post in other sales and state a price you are happy with.