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Visiting Northern Ireland with Firearms

Monday, 15 January 2018

Northern Ireland Firearms LegislationFirearms legislation in Northern Ireland is different than that of Great Britain so if you intend to visit or transit through or leave Northern Ireland and you have your firearms with you there are certain regulations that you will be required to comply with.

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Guide to Improving Habitat for Wildfowl

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Countryside Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of “A Guide to Improving Habitat for Wildfowl”. The guide features examples and case studies drawn from the shooting community over the last decade which highlight the vital, but often largely unseen, contribution that shooting plays in maintaining and enhancing wetland habitats.

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NI - Docking of Working Dogs’ Tails

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Welfare of Animals (Docking of Working Dogs’ Tails and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 were laid before the Assembly and will come into operation on the 1st January 2013. To download or read the regulations NI Working Dog Tail Docking Regulations .  and the exemption form by NI Working Dog Tail Docking Exemption Certificate 

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Revised Wild Deer Intake Document

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Subject: Wild Deer Intake Document (Ref: WGLI1) RoI Wild Deer Intake Document for updated Form
To: Operators of all DAFF approved Game Handling Establishments

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Protecting Waterfowl from Lead Shot in Wetlands in Northern Ireland

Monday, 27 April 2009

The Department of the Environment has recently published new regulations to protect waterfowl from lead shot. The Environmental Protection (Restriction on the use of Lead Shot) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009 (S.R. 2009.168) comes into effect on the 1st September 2009.Protecting Waterfowl from Lead in Wetlands  to view or download your own copy of the guidelines

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Application to Import a Firearm for Residents of the Republic of Ireland

Saturday, 5 July 2008

It is a legal requirement for reisdents of the Republic of Ireland to apply for a licence if they wish to import a firearm.

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Transit with a Firearm through the Republic of Ireland

Saturday, 5 July 2008

It is a legal requirment to apply for a transit certificate for your Firearm if you wish to travel through the Republic of Ireland to an onward destination.

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Taking your Firearms into the Republic of Ireland

Friday, 4 July 2008

We would like to inform our members that in order to bring your firearms into the Republic you need to obtain a visitors pass from An Garda. The following is a list of documentation you will need. You will normally then submit your form to the Superintendent in whose area you are going to visit.

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Preparing a Risk Assessment for your Shoot

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

A recent case reported in Shooting Times magazine highlighted the importance of health and safety on shoots. Seven hunt saboteurs were acquitted on 14th April of aggravated trespass because the shoot in question did not have a written health and safety policy. It is an important fact that all shoots should have a risk assessment completed for their shoot.

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