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AFBI Deer Survey starts today

You will most likely be aware of the current bTB epidemic in cattle in Northern Ireland. The eradication programme for bTB costs and estimated £40 million per year, with an average of 1000 cattle culled each month. But despite these large-scale eradication efforts, bTB remains a huge problem for the…

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Brexit – Travelling with Firearms

In the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a ratified withdrawal agreement, there will be some implications in relation to Ireland and licenced firearms. Material on this topic is available on the website of the Department of Justice and Equality http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Brexit_-_Firearms_and_Explosives. Given the United Kingdom’s intention…

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WDAI Rutt Walk October 12th

Our Annual Rut walk will take place on October 12th this is a huge social event where like minded people with an interest in deer can witness something spectacular that has been taken place for 1,000’s of years in Killarney National Park we will have speakers from NPW in attendance…

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PROPOSAL TO RESTRICT LEAD IN ALL AMMUNITION REQUESTED BY EUROPEAN COMMISSION

The European Commission (EC) has requested the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to prepare a restriction proposal addressing the risk to wildlife and humans (via the consumption of game meat) from lead in all ammunition (shot and bullets) including target shooting. Lead in fishing weights is also included in the request. The EC’s…

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Dog Breeding Establishment Guidelines July 2018 – R of I

The Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) has put in place a revised set of Guidelines for Dog Breeding Establishments (DBEs The Guidelines are in place to support the improvement of standards in DBEs and form part of the framework within which local authorities carry out inspections and…

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Hunt Protocol Agreed with the Ulster Farmers Union

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been developed by Countryside Alliance Ireland and The Northern Ireland Masters of Hounds Association, in conjunction with the Ulster Farmers’ Union.  The main purpose of the Memorandum is to inform and advise on best practice and protocol for those engaged in hunting with hounds…

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Billy Vance sadly passes away

It is with great sadness that we wish to inform our members and supporters that Billy Vance who was Joint-Master of the Fermanagh Harriers peacefully passed away on Saturday the 16th January 2016. Billy’s funeral will be held in Clones Presbyterian Church on Monday the 18th January 2016 at 1pm…

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