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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

HCAP Assessment Dates for 2018

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



Saturday 3rd March

Saturday 10th March

Saturday 7th April

Saturday 21st April

Saturday 5th May

Saturday 19th May

Saturday 9th June

Saturday 23rd June

Saturday 7th July

Saturday 21st July

Saturday 4th August

Saturday 18th August


Saturday 24th March

Saturday 28th April

Saturday 26th May

Saturday 30th June

Saturday 28th July

Saturday 25th August

All dates are subject to change as necessary.

MCQs normally take place at 4.00 p.m. on each Saturday, at the Ionad Dara Community Centre, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny. Capacity at each MCQ is fixed at an absolute ceiling of 100 candidates and applications will be strictly handled on a “first come, first served” basis. 

Candidates unable to be accommodated on the date of their choice will be automatically carried forward to the next successive date, and so on until they sit their MCQ.

Applications are now open for MCQs on 3rd & 10th March 2018. Application and payment can be made online through the Deer Alliance website, also by hard copy and by post.

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