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Deadly Disease found in Irish hares and rabbits – public asked to report any sightings as Irish Coursing Club Licences suspended with immediate effect

A disease fatal to rabbits and hares, but of no risk to humans, has been confirmed in the wild in Ireland for the first time. The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is asking the public to report any suspected cases. Rabbit haemorrhagic…

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Changes to Firearm Regulations in ROI

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has signed into law the Following Regulations. These Regulations transpose into Irish legislation amendments to the EU Firearms Directive 91/477/EEC, as amended by Directive (EU) 2017/853. They come into effect from 1 September 2019. The main changes for ROI firearms holders…

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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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Wild Deer Association of Ireland Nomination of Officers and AGM 2019

The Wild Deer Association of Ireland (WDAI) AGM will be held on the 20th of July 2019. In line with current procedures members are requested to nominate the officers of WDAI for the next year. Posts for nomination: Chairperson Vice-Chairperson Hon Secretary Assistant Hon. Secretary Hon. Treasurer Assistant Hon. Treasurer…

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‘Field of Dreams’ photography competition

The winning entry will win an amazing prize bundle from our fantastic competition partner Harkila– a Westfield mens jacket (RRP £250.00), Grove GTX boots (RRP £150.00), Glenmore Pullover (RRP £99.99) – ladies alternative available. To enter, use the form from the following link Form to send us your original ‘Field of Dreams’ photographs.…

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Deer bTB Survey can you help?

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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Gundog Rescue Fundraising Raffle

This your opportunity to support this worthy cause and with the knowledge that you will be making a difference. The prizes are excellent so put your hand in your pocket and purchase a few tickets now.

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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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Discounted tickets to Shanes Castle Game Fair 2019 for CAI members

Discounted Entry to Shanes Castle Game Fair Exclusive Offer for CAI Members Countryside Alliance Ireland is delighted to announce that we have procured tickets on behalf of our members to attend the Game Fair at Shanes Castle (Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June 2019).  As such, we are offering two…

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