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Take part in the 2019 Game Shooting Census or Shoot Owner Census

We are urging all our members and supporters to take part in the 2019 Game Shooting Census or Shoot Owner Census by GunsOnPegs and Lycetts. The Game Shooting Census and Shoot Owner Census have monitored trends within our sector for the past few years and produced some very interesting results.…

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Randalstown & District Game Conservation Society Raise £850 for charity.

Randalstown & District Game Conservation Society, would like to extend a massive thanks to all the shooters who braved the weather and turned up on Friday 14th June for their charity shoot, in aid of the Northern Ireland Childrens Hospice.   Results: 30 bird sporting 1st Liam McDonnell 27/30 2nd Tim…

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Wildfowling Opportunity Lough Neagh

Wildfowling Opportunity 25/6/2019 Applications have now been forwarded to the group for consideration Thank you to those who have expressed an interest and hopefully the group leader will be in contact shortly CAI have been contacted by one of our groups who are offering a number of opportunities for new members for…

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Lead ammunition and ECHA update

Lead ammunition and ECHA update Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) are continuing to work with other organisations including National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC), Irish Clay Target Shooting Association (ICTSA), Members for the Irish Gun Trade (IGT), FACE Ireland and UK as well as our colleagues at Countryside Alliance (CA)…

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Republic of Ireland EU Birds Directive Article 9 Derogations

Ministerial Declarations for the Period May 2019 to April 2020 Under the terms of the EU Birds Directive, all EU member States, including Ireland, are bound to take measures to protect all wild birds and their habitats. The Directive allows member States to make derogations from its protective measures where certain…

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Forest Service NI Shooting Leases 2019

CAI have been informed that the list of Forest Service leases for shooting will be available to view on their appointed auctioneers J.A.McClelland & Sons website. Interested parties should contact Patrick Irvine on 028 9335 2727 or by email p.irvine@jamcclelland.com Interested parties will have until 29th March 2019 to express…

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Firearms Security

With Christmas fast approaching members will be looking forward meeting up with old friends, last minute shopping or eagerly looking forward to attending the annual shot over the holiday period. We would therefore like to this opportunity remind our supporters and members of their responsibility in terms of the security…

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Countryside Alliance Ireland meet with PSNI Firearms Chief

Countryside Alliance Ireland’s Chief Executive, Lyall Plant, met with Nichola Murphy, Head of PSNI Firearms and Explosives Branch on Wednesday 3 October to discuss a number of topics.  These included the Auditor’s Report, general licence issues and the performance of the on line system.     The online application system…

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PRIVATISATION OF DEER MANAGEMENT ON STATE LANDS?

Wicklow Sika stag: is management of deer on State lands to be privatised, and if so, what will be the effect on deer populations and on the ordinary licensed hunter?   The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine has published a Request for Tenders (RFT)for the provision of deer management services…

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