Shooting opportunities near the Aldershot/ Pirbright area

#1
Hello all, I am a current Jagdschein holder here in Germany but I dont own my own firearms.
we are posted back to the UK in the next few months (her first then me in Jan)

Are there hunting clubs along the same lines as the Jagdgruppes over here?

Will having said Jagdschein help with FAC applications?
I also enjoy plinking on the range so I would prob want a .22 or lever action for range shooting and will also hope to do some rough shooting and clays.

cheers
 

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#4
armr617 said:
Hello all, I am a current Jagdschein holder here in Germany but I dont own my own firearms.
we are posted back to the UK in the next few months (her first then me in Jan)

Are there hunting clubs along the same lines as the Jagdgruppes over here?

Will having said Jagdschein help with FAC applications?
I also enjoy plinking on the range so I would prob want a .22 or lever action for range shooting and will also hope to do some rough shooting and clays.

cheers
I think there used to be a little range next to Pirbright.
Called Bosley or Busley or something like that.
 
#6
armr617 said:
Thanks for the help, never heard of this bisley place..........
However I wasnt sure about the chances of hunting on it!
there was a rumour about getting a herd of deer at Bisley - has this happened?
 

ugly

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#7
If you want to stalk and also shoot targets then British Sporting Rifle club can help! FACs for both disciplines are issued on different basis. If you have access to land and experience (or can convince plod) then you have a chance, with target shooting then you need to join a club and become a probationer!
Nothing too dramatic but both will require a certain amount of legwork and patience in acquiring land or rights or joining stalking syndicates, and also in club membership. We tend to do things differently here and DSC1 isnt half as onerous as the Jagdschein but is similar in its intention. You can however stalk using the estate rifle rule here although I insist in a zeroing session first if I dont know you!
 

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#8
Poppy said:
armr617 said:
Thanks for the help, never heard of this bisley place..........
However I wasnt sure about the chances of hunting on it!
there was a rumour about getting a herd of deer at Bisley - has this happened?
There always used to be a few Roe running around behind the butts on Stickledown! :wink:
 
#9
We used to have people hunting over on Caesars Camp a few years back. They even had those high platforms you could sit in & wait for a deer to come along. Very sporting! :x

I chopped the fcuking things down. :lol:

Now no one hunts there anymore! :D
 

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#10
Poppy said:
armr617 said:
Thanks for the help, never heard of this bisley place..........
However I wasnt sure about the chances of hunting on it!
there was a rumour about getting a herd of deer at Bisley - has this happened?
No more was ever herd.
 
#11
zulu-uhlu said:
We used to have people hunting over on Caesars Camp a few years back. They even had those high platforms you could sit in & wait for a deer to come along. Very sporting! :x
I agree, much more sporting to just fire at a deer without the benefit of a good bullet trap behind it (one of the reasons for using a high seat) and let the round go where it wants :roll:

Try that in Germany and you would be done for criminal damage (or chased off by an angry forester)
 

ugly

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#12
Criminal damage is the charge you would face here, I suggest that you restrict yourself to the NAAFI!
 
#13
zulu-uhlu said:
We used to have people hunting over on Caesars Camp a few years back. They even had those high platforms you could sit in & wait for a deer to come along. Very sporting! :x

I chopped the fcuking things down. :lol:

Now no one hunts there anymore! :D

oh yes they do !!!
 

ugly

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#14
armr617 said:
Hello all, I am a current Jagdschein holder here in Germany but I dont own my own firearms.
we are posted back to the UK in the next few months (her first then me in Jan)

Are there hunting clubs along the same lines as the Jagdgruppes over here?

Will having said Jagdschein help with FAC applications?
I also enjoy plinking on the range so I would prob want a .22 or lever action for range shooting and will also hope to do some rough shooting and clays.

cheers
Actually it would help especially in Sussex but only if you wanted sporting use, membership of clubs is different but documented evidence backed up by some mentoring a good interview technique together with land access would ensure a swift application!
 
#16
TRAZTAZ said:
Would this by you K M asking questions?Yes it is I the instructor!!
mebbe, and I know who that is! orrible VM, you a civvy yet? we go back soon, should still be able to make the jagdessen though.

Ugly, shame I wont be living in Sussex (from there originally, Heathfield) I'll come under Hampshire, rumour has it they are not a helpful force!
 
#17
OIII!! I didnt call you a weapons tech so please have the manners to call me a orrible A mech because the A is all important!!Civvi in just a pregnancy!!
 
#18
old-and-bold said:
zulu-uhlu said:
We used to have people hunting over on Caesars Camp a few years back. They even had those high platforms you could sit in & wait for a deer to come along. Very sporting! :x

I chopped the fcuking things down. :lol:

Now no one hunts there anymore! :D

oh yes they do !!!
I'll be looking out for you then!!!!
 
#19
armr617 said:
I'll come under Hampshire, rumour has it they are not a helpful force!
Not sure what the FEOs are like round the Aldershot area but the chap who covers the area around Bordon / Longmoor is very helpful and understands that we (ex)-mil types know about firearms. And the admin team at Winchester are pretty slick too.
 
#20
Sorry traz, you orible A mech!, bet you cant wait to go full native!
Inventor, cheers, I heard last time I was at Bordon that they could be a bit of a nightmare, I'll be in Bordon for about 7 mth, living in aldershot (hopefully) then hopefully posted to the aldershot garrison area
 

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