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Reply #30 - Sep 7th, 2009 at 5:10pm
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think it was $90 for a full year senior membership.  you get 10% off at h&f too Smiley
  

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Reply #31 - Sep 10th, 2009 at 8:31am
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great post rabbiter ;
  
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Reply #32 - Sep 19th, 2009 at 6:53am
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really good idea for a post, rabbiter. too many idiots out there that are givin us a bad name
  
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Reply #33 - Sep 20th, 2009 at 10:00am
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Another few things that were mentioned to me from a farmer who has just contracted me to shoot his rabbits:

He doesnt want to know "oh about 40 rabbits" he wants to know exactually how many rabbits, so count properly and let him know

And he was brassed off at people taking pop shots at rabbits with no or very little chance of hitting them. He was sick of watching the rabbit shooters taking 100mtr shots with their .22 and missing. And now they are toey!!
  

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Reply #34 - Sep 27th, 2009 at 2:04pm
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Hey Guys, ive always found helping out the the farmer always works for me and my father, we a both fortunate to work for bakeries, and i tell you cockies are always great full when you offer them bread to say thanks!

  
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Reply #35 - Sep 27th, 2009 at 3:03pm
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Yup. Dropped off 2 bottles of nice wine to my local farmer the other day as a way of saying thanks for letting us shoot. A little bit of effort goes a long way, and that's why we're going back tonight  Wink
  
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Reply #36 - Sep 27th, 2009 at 11:30pm
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Advice from a 'bloody foreigner'.
I have enough land in the UK to keep me busy now, but when i didn't i started by being in the right place at the right time, what i mean by that is study the local farmers habits, then make sure when he is on his rounds he spots you looking at his land from the public highway, he is bound to enquire what you are looking at, hey presto first contact! Worked for me when i started out, cheeky but hey all is fair in love and war.
In my experinec word of mouth is the best recommendation a landowner can have.
We also used to leave the tail of any fox we shot as evidence, and always keep them sweet at Christmas with a bottle of the good stuff.
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Reply #37 - Sep 30th, 2009 at 11:52am
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Good post! I have only been told no once and that was because his kids hunted the farm. Politeness is the key and a promise to leave the place in the same condition you found it. I find a lot of farmers dont want meat or booze so I have a friend with bees so four or five pounds of honey sweetens up most people.
  
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Reply #38 - Oct 7th, 2009 at 4:57pm
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Has anyone tried putting a flyer in the farmers letterbox ? Much success with that ?
  
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Re: When seeking shooting permission
Reply #39 - Oct 7th, 2009 at 6:00pm
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6possums wrote on Oct 7th, 2009 at 4:57pm:
Has anyone tried putting a flyer in the farmers letterbox ? Much success with that ?


LOL!!

As it happens, I am working on one of those!

With a stamped, self addressed, pre-completed "yes / no" type response sheet to make it easier for them!

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Reply #40 - Oct 7th, 2009 at 6:06pm
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BTMO wrote on Oct 7th, 2009 at 6:00pm:
6possums wrote on Oct 7th, 2009 at 4:57pm:
Has anyone tried putting a flyer in the farmers letterbox ? Much success with that ?


LOL!!

As it happens, I am working on one of those!

With a stamped, self addressed, pre-completed "yes / no" type response sheet to make it easier for them!

Cheesy


Don't think you will get much response. Do you know how much crap farmers/rural people get in their letter box???

If your going to drive to the property, why not just call in and ask, at least then they get to meet the person that wants to shoot there.
  

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Re: When seeking shooting permission
Reply #41 - Oct 7th, 2009 at 6:10pm
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ex-rabbithunter wrote on Oct 7th, 2009 at 6:06pm:
If you're going to drive to the property, why not just call in and ask, at least then they get to meet the person that wants to shoot there.


^^^ Exactly, and on a related note, if you are going from farm to farm - remember to pay attention to what sort of farm it is(ie Dairy), now that daylight savings are upon us, what you may think is early evening could well be right on bedtime for some folk!
  

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Reply #42 - Oct 7th, 2009 at 10:05pm
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BTMO wrote on Oct 7th, 2009 at 6:00pm:
6possums wrote on Oct 7th, 2009 at 4:57pm:
Has anyone tried putting a flyer in the farmers letterbox ? Much success with that ?


LOL!!

As it happens, I am working on one of those!

With a stamped, self addressed, pre-completed "yes / no" type response sheet to make it easier for them!

Cheesy

Been there, done that, waste of time and money.
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Re: When seeking shooting permission
Reply #43 - Oct 7th, 2009 at 11:35pm
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Yep, I know it is a gamble - just like door knocking is, or cold phone calling.

Personally, I find all sorts of begging letters, phone calls but most especially people knocking on my door annoying. Especially if it is my day off.

However, I think it is worth at least trying. It is no more a waste of money / time than knocking on a door where you get told "no".
  

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Re: When seeking shooting permission
Reply #44 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 7:44pm
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All good stuff. One rule i alway use is leave gates as you find them. When shooting on small farms and you let the neighbours now your there they sometimes let you shoot there place also Wink
  
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