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Hi everyone, 

I am keen to get my shotgun licence but i am unsure what is actually required. 

I live in the Scottish borders and would like to go pigeon shooting even geese 😆.

Any advice?

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Fill in the form, pay your £79.50. Post it to your local police force. Fit a cabinet to a solid wall. Have a home visit from an FEO to check you aren’t a loon and you have security. Licence arrives on door mat.

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1 minute ago, jose rato said:

Don I need to have someone permission to shoot in their land?

Not for a shotgun certificate. Firearms certificate is different.

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17 minutes ago, jose rato said:

Don I need to have someone permission to shoot in their land?

Yes.

15 minutes ago, JTaylor91 said:

Not for a shotgun certificate. Firearms certificate is different.

No ! You cant shoot on any land you dont own without it.

A shotgun cert does not require a reason (like land permission) to be granted.
But you cannot shoot on land without (preferably written) permission.

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2 minutes ago, Rewulf said:

Yes.

No ! You cant shoot on any land you dont own without it.

A shotgun cert does not require a reason (like land permission) to be granted.
But you cannot shoot on land without (preferably written) permission.

I understood it as him asking if he needed a permission to get a shotgun certificate, as in a reason to have one. 

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Just now, JTaylor91 said:

I understood it as him asking if he needed a permission to get a shotgun certificate, as in a reason to have one. 

I thought you did , but Im not sure the OP has the right end of the stick (if you know what I mean) so thought Id clarify :good:

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40 minutes ago, jose rato said:

Don I need to have someone permission to shoot in their land?

As Rewulf has pointed out, you need permission to shoot anywhere in the UK.

Obviously if you own the land you don't need permission, as you would be the one granting said permission.

If you don't have permission, then it is classed as armed trespass.

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Thank you 

I was asking about permission for the certificate ☺

Once I have the certificate makes it easier to go and ask permission to shoot vermin etc .

 

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4 hours ago, JTaylor91 said:

Fill in the form, pay your £79.50. Post it to your local police force. Fit a cabinet to a solid wall. Have a home visit from an FEO to check you aren’t a loon and you have security. Licence arrives on door mat.

Add in Scotland...expect to pay your GP to give you a clean bill of health

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21 hours ago, jose rato said:

Any advice?

Have some idea of what you have available locally and what you want to do - things like knowing where your local clay range is, or who you plan to shoot with or where you plan to go. I got the strong impression that my FEO was happier when he spoke to me and I explained about the three closest places I'd looked at and why I was going to the one I chose, despite not having done much shooting before.

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Join B.A.S.C. (for what it,s worth) & get into fowling as you are in Scots borders Solway is not going to be that far, try & find a fowler to mentor you. Best of luck.

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16 minutes ago, mossy835 said:

never hurd of a mentor for a shotgun befor.

Very handy when learning Fowling not with gun so much as foreshore and Marsh "condition reading"

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