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Working for the future of hunting.

Our relentless campaigning has guaranteed that we continue to enjoy our rural activity. We continue to work tirelessly to protect your sport and we use our resources wisely.

Promoting and defending shooting for future generations

We are part of an award-winning organisation that uses its political, PR and campaigning skills to get the very best results for everyone who enjoys shooting. We’re taking shooting seriously – are you?

Working together for the future of Angling

We work in partnership with the Ulster Angling Federation and other Angling organisations to campaign for anglers rights and conservation of wild salmonid stocks. We seek fair access to angling waters for the local Angler. Together we are a strong voice for the conservation of salmon both nationally and internationally


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Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A booklet entitled Rodent Pest Control in Rearing and Managing Game Birds has just been published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Ireland. The purpose of this booklet is to examine the impact of rats in game management and to describe and recommend ways of dealing with it. It raises awareness of the issue of wildlife contamination with rodenticides and the pathways of exposure. The use of rodenticides can lead to the exposure of non-target wildlife such as top predators like Barn Owls, Kestrels and Red Kites and there is growing evidence that such wildlife contamination is increasing.

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Courtlough Winter League in association with CAI

Monday, 11 December 2017

Countryside Alliance Ireland wish to congratulate Evan Carrick & Arturas Nacevicius on winning a Beretta Silver Pigeon each.
Well done to all the participants, who took part in the Courtlough Winter League in association with CAI.
We were pleased to sponsor this event and delighted to see a number of ladies and young people taking part.

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HCAP Assessment Dates for 2018

Friday, 3 November 2017

Following introduction of mandatory certification for licensed deer hunters, Deer Alliance HCAP have set an outline calendar for assessments in 2018, as follows:

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

With effect from 1st January 2018, all first-time applicants for a Deer Hunting Licence (DHL) in the Republic of Ireland will be required to be certified as competent in knowledge of deer, including aspects such as hunting regulations and the law, under the provisions of the Deer Alliance Hunter Competence Assessment Programme (HCAP) or equivalent, before being issued with a DHL.
This applies whether their application is based on State forestry or on private land.

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PSNI Notification - Firearms Security

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

We have been advised by the PSNI that they have recently seen an increase in the theft of firearms and ammunition from domestic addresses. We would like to remind your supporters and members of their responsibility in terms of the security of their firearms and specifically:

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Compulsory CRRU-IASIS Wildlife Aware Certification

Friday, 6 October 2017

Trained Professional Users of Rodenticides must register with Dept of Agriculture by 31 December 2017 and must have CRRU-IASIS Wildlife Aware Certification
Newly introduced requirements for those offering rodent pest management services require that Trained Professional Users (PMUs) offering such service register with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). 

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