i have only had my licences a few week and when i showed it at the gun club they told me it was a open ticket, unsure of this i called the powers that be and was told flat that if you see the words "land deemed suitible by the Chief Officer of Police" then it is a closed ticket.
Quite right, an open ticket gives you the decision regarding if it is safe and no mention of Chief Constables will be on it. Any mention of Chief Constables gives them the decision and it will be closed. I don't know of anyone who has been granted an open certificate on first application, here in West Yorkshire you need to wait at least 18 months.
As said in first post it's what it does'nt say that matters