NEXT HCAP MCQ & RANGE TEST – DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

We are awaiting confirmation of dates for our next scheduled HCAP Training Workshop and Range Test; these will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed.

Application for HCAP can be made through the Online Applications section of the website, or in hard copy by post.

In the meanwhile, the following candidates are currently eligible to participate in our next event, being paid-up candidates:

ANHOLD, Heinrich, 2022/0046
BEIRNE, Declan, 2022/0080*
BYRNE, Brendan, 2022/0014**
FARRELL, Gavin, 2022/0040**
FENTON, Darren, 2022/0042**
GETHINS, Kyle, 2022/0094
HALLINAN, John, 2022/0091
KAVANAGH, David, 2022/0093
KELLY, Alex, 2022/0028
O’DONOGHUE, Daniel, 2022/0066
O’TOOLE, Martin, 2022/0089
SZCZEPANIEC, Artur, 2022/0041
THOMSEN, Birthe, 2022/0088
TURNER, Graham, 2022/0011
VAN LEEUWEN, Dylan, 2022/0090

This list will be updated as applications are received. Last update, 4.7.2022

Five candidates were de-listed as eligible candidates on 21st June 2022, having been No-Shows at multiple successive MCQs in 2021 and 2022. These candidates must re-enter as Repeat Candidates if they wish to achieve HCAP certification.

Candidate numbers:

2021/0006
2021/0001
2021/0011
2021/0018
2021/0023

 

HCAP RANGE TEST SATURDAY 25th JUNE 2022 – SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The candidates listed below all completed their Deer Alliance Hunter Competence Assessment Programme with a Range Test at the Midland Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore on Saturday 25th June 2022. Thanks go to the Midland Range management and personnel, including J. P. Craven and Tony Saunders, and to Deer Alliance Range Officers Pat Scully and Liam McGarry. Successful candidates received their HCAP Certificates, ID cards and badges from Liam Nolan, Deer Alliance HCAP Course Director.

NEW HCAP-CERTIFIED CANDIDATES, DATE OF CERTIFICATION 25th JUNE 2022

APOSTOL, Alexandru, 2022/0075
BEJAN, Iacov, 2022/0076
BELL, Paul, 2022/0065,
CAHILL, Liam, 2022/0079
CANTWELL, Sean, 2022/0068
CUMMINGS, Isaiah, 2022/0069
DALY, Stuart, 2022/0082
DOWNES, Adrian, 2022/0070
DUNNE, Martin, 2022/0073
FORTUNE, Alan, 2022/0034
FRANDES, Adrian, 2022/0084
GEORGIEV, Georgi, 2022/0085
GLEESON, Sean, 2022/0064
GRENNAN, Robert, 2022/0074
HEALY, John, 2022/0039
JURKOWSKI, Wojciech, 2022/0081
KELLY, John, 2022/0083
KIBAROV, Todor, 2022/0086
MURPHY, Gary, 2022/0072
PUICAR, Vasile Florin, 2022/0077
RYAN, Daire, 2022/0063
SHARKEY, Gerald, 2022/0067
SLUDDS, Enda, 2022/0020

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

Applications are now open for the next HCAP Training Workshop, MCQ and Range Test in the 2022 Series, taking place in July/August (dates to be confirmed). Application can be made online through the Online Applications section of the website (from the Homepage). 

HCAP RANGE TEST, SATURDAY 25th JUNE 2022 – ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Range Test for HCAP Candidates having successfully completed their MCQ on 18th June 2022 and in some cases, on previous dates, will take place on Saturday 25th June 2022 at the Midland National Shooting Centre, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 NC58, commencing at 10.00 a.m. sharp.

The list includes candidates eligible for the Range Test following qualification at previous MCQs but having deferred their Range Test on previous occasions. Such candidates are reminded that if having deferred two or more Range Tests, they miss the Range Test on 25th June 2022 they will be de-listed as eligible and may complete their HCAP only by re-entering for the Range Test stage and paying a Repeat Fee of €50.00.

Candidates should be present from 9.30 a.m. in order to sign in and to exhibit their current Firearms Certificate and evidence of insurance.

Zeroing of rifles is not permitted on the day of the Range Test.

Candidates intending to use firearms other than their own are advised to arrange to visit the Range before the day of the Range Test so that they have some prior experience with the rifle to be used. Contact Tony Saunders, 087 0977 589 or John Paul Craven, 086 823 2641 to arrange a visit or to arrange private tuition, as necessary

Procedures to be followed at each Range Test are posted separately.

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

APOSTOL, Alexandru
BEHAN, Conor
BEJAN, Iacov
BELL, Paul
BODIU, Alina Simina
BUCKLEY, Tanya
CAHILL, Liam
CANTWELL, Sean
CUMMINGS, Isaiah
DALY, Stuart
DOWNES, Adrian
DUNNE, Martin
FOLEY, Ian
FORTUNE, Alan
FRANDES, Adrian
GEORGIEV, Georgi
GLEESON, Sean
GRENNAN, Robert
HEALY, John
JURKOWSKI, Wojciech
KELLY, John
KIBAROV, Todor
LARKIN, Richard
LAWLOR, Jonah
LAWRENCE, Michael
MANNINGHAM-BULLER, Edward
MURPHY, Gary
O’NEILL, Simon
PUICAR, Vasile Florin
RYAN, Daire
SHARKEY, Gerald
SLUDDS, Enda

HCAP MCQ SATURDAY 18th JUNE 2022 – RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following candidates (HCAP numbers, followed by mark achieved) were successful in the HCAP MCQ held in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow, on Saturday 18th June 2022 and are eligible to participate in the HCAP Range Test to be held at the Midlands Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 NC58 on Saturday 25th June 2022. Procedures for Range Tests will be posted here separately.

Candidates who were Deferrals or No-Shows at this MCQ on 18th June 2022 will be carried forward to the next scheduled MCQ, except where they have missed two or more MCQs without notice.

2022/0075, 82%, Pass
2022/0076, 80%, Pass
2022/0065, 90%, Pass
2022/0087, 80%, Pass
2022/0071, 88%, Pass
2022/0079, 90%, Pass
2022/0068, 94%, Pass
2022/0069, 84%, Pass
2022/0082, 80%, Pass
2022/0070, 86%, Pass
2022/0073, 86%, Pass
2022/0084, 84%, Pass
2022/0085, 88%, Pass
2022/0064, 86%, Pass
2022/0074, 88%, Pass
2022/0039, 92%, Pass
2022/0081, 88%, Pass
2022/0083, 92%, Pass
2022/0086, 90%, Pass
2022/0077, 90%, Pass
2022/0078, 80%, Pass
2022/0072, 92%, Pass
2022/0077, 92%, Pass
2022/0063, 92%, Pass
2022/0067, 90%, Pass

Congratulations to all Candidates and best of luck in the Range Test.

HCAP TRAINING WORKSHOP & MCQ, SATURDAY 18th JUNE 2022 (APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE 2022)

Sika calf

Calving season is almost upon us. If you come across a recently-born calf in the wild, leave it be, do not handle it or disturb it. The dam will return to the calf several times each day, it is not abandoned!

Applications are open for the next scheduled HCAP Training Workshop and MCQ, taking place on Saturday 18th June 2022 at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Co. Carlow R93 N207 (10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.), followed a week later by the Range Test at the Midland Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Saturday 25th June 2022 commencing at 10.00 a.m. sharp.

Application can be made through the Online Applications section from the homepage of the Deer Alliance website, cost €165.00 plus €35.00 for the hard-copy Stalker Training Manual. To apply online click HERE

Members of IFA Countryside can avail of a discounted cost (subsidised by IFA Farm Business Skillnet) of only €120.00 (to include Training Workshop, Stalker Training Manual, MCQ & Range Test). To enquire about IFA Membership (which includes a range of benefits including shooting insurance) call 0818 924 982. To book through IFA Countryside as a current member click HERE

APPLICATIONS FOR THE EVENT ON 18th JUNE 2022 WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE 2022

The following confirmed candidates are eligible for this Workshop and MCQ:

ANHOLD, Heinrich
ARMSTRONG, Robert
APOSTOL, Alexandru
BEIRNE, Declan
BEJAN, Iacov
BELL, Paul
BEWICK, Stuart
BUCKLEY, Tanya
BYRNE, Brendan
CAHILL, Liam
CANTWELL, Sean
CORR, Francis
CULBERT, Trevor
CUMMINGS, Isaiah
DALY, Stuart
DOWNES, Adrian
DUNNE, Martin
FARRELL, Gavin
FENTON, Darren
FRANDES, Adrian
GEORGIEV, Georgi
GLEESON, Sean
GRENNAN, Robert
HARVEY, Stephen
HEALY, John
JURKOWSKI, Wojciech
KELLY, Alex
KELLY, John
KIBAROV, Todor
LARKIN, Richard
LAWRENCE, Michael
MURPHY, Gary
O’DONOGHUE, Daniel
PUICAR, Vasile Florin
RYAN, Daire
SHARKEY, Gerald
SZCZEPANIEC, Artur
TURNER, Graham

This list will be updated as applications are received. Last update 14.6.2022.

 

HCAP RANGE TEST SATURDAY 21st MAY 2022 – SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

Small or far away? Sika Hind Deer Targets, HCAP Range Test Saturday 21st May 2022

Candidates in the prone position prepare for their Grouping Target, 100 metres
Standing position, 40 metres

The candidates listed below all completed their Deer Alliance Hunter Competence Assessment Programme with a Range Test at the Midland Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore on Saturday 21st May 2022. All candidates demonstrated a high standard of marksmanship. Thanks go to the Midland Range management and personnel, including J. P. Craven and Tony Saunders, and to Deer Alliance Range Officer Pat Scully. Successful candidates received their HCAP Certificates, ID cards and badges from Liam Nolan, Deer Alliance HCAP Course Director.

New HCAP-Certified Candidates, date of certification 21st May 2022:

ARCZYNSKI, Adam, 2022/0051
BLAZEVIC, Zeljko, 2022/0060
BUCKLEY, Gavin, 2022/0052
BURKE, Hugh, 2022/0053
CARROLL, Simon, 2022/0050
CUDDEN, Ryan, 2022/0058
CUNNINGHAM, Niall, 2022/0062
CURNOW, John, 2022/0003
ELLIS, Anthony, 2022/0057
FALLON, Brian, 2022/0025
FERGUSON, David, 2022/0017
FINN, John, 2022/2022/0056
HANLON, David, 2022/0030
HANNON, Colm, 2020/0067
MURPHY, David, 2021/0076
O’FARRELL, Richie, 2022/0059
ORAGANO, Paul, 2022/0055
SHERIDAN, Stephen, 2022/0054
SMYTH, Fred, 2022/0061

Congratulations to all successful candidates

HCAP RANGE TEST SATURDAY 21st MAY 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following candidates are eligible to participate in the HCAP Range Test taking place at the Midland Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 NC58 on Saturday 21st May 2022:

ARCZYNSKI, Adam, 2022/0051
BLAZEVIC, Zeljko, 2022/0060
BEHAN, Conor, 2021/0012
BUCKLEY, Gavin, 2022/0052
BURKE, Hugh, 2022/0053
CARROLL, Simon, 2022/0050
CUDDEN, Ryan, 2022/0058
CUNNINGHAM, Niall, 2022/0062
CURNOW, John, 2022/0003
ELLIS, Anthony, 2022/0057
FALLON, Brian, 2022/0025
FERGUSON, David, 2022/0017
FINN, John, 2022/2022/0056
FOLEY, Ian, 2021/0025
FORTUNE, Alan, 2022/0034
HANLON, David, 2022/0030
HANNON, Colm, 2020/0067
LAWLOR, Jonah, 2021/0058
MANNINHAM-BULLER, Edward, 2020/0018
MURPHY, David, 2021/0076
O’FARRELL, Richie, 2022/0059
O’NEILL, Simon, 2021/0026
ORAGANO, Paul, 2022/0055
SHERIDAN, Stephen, 2022/0054
SLUDDS, Enda, 2022/0020
SMYTH, Fred, 2022/0061

All candidates should be present to register from 9.30 a.m. and sign in with their ID, Firearms Certificate and evidence of valid insurance.

 

HCAP MCQ SATURDAY 23rd APRIL 2022 – RESULTS

HAPPY HCAP CANDIDATES

The following candidates (HCAP numbers, followed by mark achieved) were successful in the HCAP MCQ held in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow, on Saturday 23rd April 2022 and are eligible to participate in the HCAP Range Test to be held at the Midlands Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Saturday 21st May 2022. Procedures for Range Tests will be posted here separately in due course.

Photographed above are members of IFA Countryside who all passed their MCQ. Included are John Finn, Fred Smyth, Hugh Burke, Richie O’Farrell, David Ferguson and Anthony Ellis.

Candidates who were Deferrals or No-Shows at this MCQ on 23rd April 2022 will be carried forward to the next scheduled MCQ, except where they have missed two or more MCQs without notice.

2021/0025, 98%, Pass
2021/0076, 90%, Pass
2022/0017, 96%, Pass
2022/0020, 96%, Pass
2022/0025, 100%, Pass
2022/0050, 92%, Pass
2022/0051, 94%, Pass
2022/0052, 92%, Pass
2022/0053, 92%, Pass
2022/0054, 96%, Pass
2022/0055, 92%, Pass
2022/0056, 88%, Pass
2022/0057, 94%, Pass
2022/0058, 90%, Pass
2022/0059, 100%, Pass
2022/0060, 92%, Pass
2022/0061, 88%, Pass
2022/0062, 92%, Pass

Congratulations to all Candidates.

HCAP TRAINING WORKSHOP & MCQ, SATURDAY 23rd APRIL 2022 – BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

Book Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookings are now open for the next scheduled HCAP Training Workshop & MCQ, which will take place on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Co. Carlow, R93 N207 (10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.), followed by the Range Test at the Midland Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Saturday 21st May 2022.

Application can be made online through the website, cost €165.00, with payment through PayPal using any valid debit card or credit card (applicants do not need their own individual PayPal account). Application can also be made by post with payment by cheque, bank draft or postal order payable to Deer Alliance. An application form with address details can be downloaded from the homepage of the website. The Deer Alliance Stalker Training Manual can also be purchased through the website, cost €35.00 including p. & p.

Members of IFA Countryside can avail of a special discounted HCAP Fee of €120.00 (generously subsidised by IFA Farm Business Skillnet), when they book through IFA Countryside.

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

ANHOLD, Heinrich
ARCZYNSKI, Adam
ARMSTRONG, Robert
BEWICK, Stuart
BLAZEVIC, Zeljko
BUCKLEY, Gavin
BURKE, Hugh
BYRNE, Brendan
CARROLL, Simon
CORR, Francis
CUDDEN, Ryan
CULBERT, Trevor
CUNNINGHAM, Niall
ELLIS, Anthony
FALLON, Brian
FARRELL, Gavin
FENTON, Darren
FERGUSON, David
FINN, John
FOLEY, Ian
HARVEY, Stephen
HEALY, John
KELLY, Alex
LAWLER, Ian
MURPHY, David
O’FARRELL, Richie
ORAGANO, Paul
SHERIDAN, Stephen
SLUDDS, Enda
SMYTH, Fred
SZCZEPANIEC, Artur
THOMPSON, Tom
TURNER, Graham

This list will be updated as applications are received. Last update, 19.4.2022

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS WORKSHOP & MCQ WILL CLOSE AT 1800 HOURS ON THURSDAY 21st APRIL 2022

HCAP RANGE TEST SATURDAY 2nd APRIL 2022 – RESULTS (NEW HCAP-CERTIFIED CANDIDATES)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joining the ranks of HCAP-Certified Hunters are Aoife Ní Riain and Christina O’Shea, who successfully completed their HCAP Range Test on 2nd April 2022.

The candidates listed below all completed their Deer Alliance Hunter Competence Assessment Programme with their Range Test at the Midland Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore on Saturday 2nd April 2022. All candidates demonstrated a high standard of marksmanship. Thanks go to the Midland Range management and personnel, including J. P. Craven and Tony Saunders, and to Deer Alliance Range Officers Pat Scully (Wild Deer Association of Ireland) and Liam McGarry (Irish Deer Society). Successful candidates received their HCAP Certificates, ID cards and badges from Liam Nolan, Director of Deer Alliance HCAP.

Newly HCAP-Certified Candidates (date of certification 2nd April 2022):

BASS, John, 2022/0018
BIDDER, Clifford, 2022/0038
BRENNAN, Paddy, 2022/0013
BYRNE, Niall, 2022/0037
CARROLL, James, 2021/0074
CASCIANI, Steven, 2022/0008
CARSWELL, Mike, 2021/0073
CONWAY, Kieran, 2021/0049
CRONIN, Noel, 2022/0010
DOBRUCKI, Tomasz, 2022/0019
DUCA, Adrian, 2022/0045
FINN, Sean, 2022/0031
FITZGERALD, Brendan, 2022/0044
FOXTON, John, 2022/0036
FOXTON, Humphrey, 2022/0035
HEGARTY, Brian, 2022/0049
HARMAN, Luke, 2021/0024
HARROLD, Calvin, 2021/0071
HUBBLE, Sean, 2022/0001
HUNTER, Stephen, 2022/0024
JEZ, Kresimir, 2021/0075
KELLY, Joseph, 2022/0007
LOSACK, Aidan, 2022/0029
McCARTHY, Rory, 2022/0047
MEEHAN, Ollie, 2022/0023
MOLONEY, Daniel, 20220016
MOORE, Aaron, 2022/0026
MOORE, Patrick, 2022/0027
MULLIGAN, Donal, 2021/0072
MURPHY, Greg, 2022/0015
MURPHY, Kieran, 2022/0005
NÍ RIAIN, Aoife, 2022/0004
O’SHEA, Christina, 2022/0032
O’TOOLE, Jack, 2022/0006
POMPURA, Lubomir, 2022/0002
POWER, Liam, 2022/0033
REDMOND, Lee, 2022/0009
RUSU, Alin Oderel, 2022/0012
SCALLAN, Patrick, 2009/0060
SHEEHAN, Joe, 2022/0048
SWEENEY, Shane, 2022/0021
VAUGHAN, Brian, 2022/0022
WILSON, Michael, 2022/0043

 

 

 

  Successful Candidates (from left) Patrick Scallan, Donal Mulligan and (brothers) Humphrey and John Foxton
Father and son, Patrick and Aaron Moore
Steven Casciani and Lee Redmond

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES.

Applications are now open for the next HCAP Training Workshop and MCQ, taking place on Saturday 23rd April 2022 (see separate posting).