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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


The first HCAP MCQ of 2017 will take place at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 11th March 2017 and will be preceded by an optional Training Workshop running from 10.00 to 3.30 p.m. The Workshop carries an additional cost of €50.00 payable on the day.


A second MCQ will take place at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 15th April 2017 and will also be supported by a Training Workshop.

The venue for both MCQs is confirmed as the Ionad Dara Centre in Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny.

The cost of HCAP is €150.00 (non-refundable), to include MCQ Assessment through to and including Range Test. Repeat Fee cost is €50.00 (if a Candidate needs to repeat the MCQ the cost is €50.00, or if a Candidate, having passed the MCQ, needs to repeat the Range Test, the cost is €50.00).

The Range Test for successful candidates from these MCQs will take place at the Midland National Shooting Centre on Saturday 13th May 2017, commencing at 10.00 a.m.

Applications including payment for HCAP can be made through the Online Application section of the website, The Deer Alliance Stalker Training Manual can be purchased through the same channel.

Deer Alliance HCAP is a not-for-profit operation and all revenues are dedicated to ongoing administration and enhancement of the programme. Candidates should note that all communication is done through this “News & Updates” section of the website, individual communication with Candidates is not possible.

Enquiies to:

Liam M. Nolan


PO BOX 1, 



086 1927 845

d​[email protected]

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