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CAI Responds to Invitation for submissions of taking young raptors from the wild

Monday, 16 September 2013

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is undertaking a review of the practise of taking young raptors from the wild within the scope of Article 9 of the Birds Directive and CAI tendered a submission in support of one of our member groups; The Irish Hawking Club.

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Irish Hawking Club

IHC Attending National Country Fair

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

CAI members, The Irish Hawking Club will be attending the National Country Fair at Borris House, Co. Carlow, over the August bank holiday weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2013.


Established in 1870, the Irish Hawking Club has proudly represented falconry throughout the 32 counties of Ireland for generations.

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Introduction to Fox Hunting

An Introduction to Fox Hunting is now available

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

An Introduction to Fox Hunting is a 16-page document, designed to introduce the younger generation to hunting with hounds - and it is available now. Specifically focused at targeting the secondary school age range, the booklet covers a wide variety of topics including some facts about the fox as a species, a guide to a day’s hunting, some important hunting terms and a word search.

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International Hunting Community Signs Historic Charter

Monday, 18 August 2008

Representatives from the international hunting community met for a conference in the Republic of Ireland in mid-August and signed the historic Charter of the International Union of Hunting with Hounds which includes the declaration that “This Union…..actively opposes those who seek to attack the interests of hunting with hounds.”

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NI Wildlife Laws Under Review

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Northern Ireland's farming, shooting and hunting community will be keeping a close eye on the review of The Wildlife (NI) Order 1985 over the coming months.

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