05-23-2007, 02:59 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Melbourne Australia
I still hand over my drivers details, farmers aren't interested in
identity fraud, they want to know who I am and the more details I give them the better, I want them to know that they have ALL my details so that if there is any questions to be asked or they want to track me down they can, They get my mobile number and my home phone and address also.
I have had phone calls from the Local Police who the farmers have approached to check out my details and the response from the Police was also "you must be serious about your shooting to supply these details. I am completely legal in all respects.
I have nothing to hide from the farmers I approach and I have to trust them, after all I am asking them to trust me with their livelihood and stock. I was born and raised on a farm but now live in the city so I understand their need to know who it is that they are going to trust to have wandering over their land.
I first use a flyer, thats what gets dropped in the mailbox on the first run and indicates that I want to shoot in their area and then when I approach them face to face, maybe a week or so later I hand over all the details, I don't hand them over UNTIL I know I'm talking to the landowner.
The flyer reads " MATURE RESPONSIBLE SHOOTERS REQUEST PERMISSION FOR ACCESS TO LAND IN THIS AREA FOR RECREATIONAL SHOOTING OF RABBITS, FOXES ETC.
ALL ARE MARRIED WITH FAMILIES AND WE WOULD LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE TO YOU , THE LANDOWNER , THAT ALL SHOOTERS ARE NOT ALL “RATBAGS
ALL RULES OF THE OWNER WILL BE OBEYED, WE WOULD ONLY GO WHERE DIRECTED, WE WILL LEAVE YOUR LAND AS WE FOUND IT, UNLITTERED, UNMARKED , GATES OPEN / CLOSED AS FOUND AND NEVER WOULD WE ENTER YOUR LAND WITHOUT YOUR EXPRESS PERMISSION WHICH WOULD BE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE BY TELEPHONE PRIOR TO EACH VISIT.
WE WILL USE ONLY THOSE FIREARMS THAT YOU PERMIT, SHOTGUN, .22 OR CENTREFIRE.
WE HOPE THAT WE CAN HELP YOU DEAL WITH ANY PEST ANIMAL PROBLEM YOU HAVE .
Then your contact details below
Drop them in the letterbox, then follow up with a personal visit
Hope this helps anyone looking for access to land, it has worked for me for 20 years
Sorry for the misunderstanding on how i do it.
Yeah, But I shoot with this hand !! ( Blazing Saddles)