PREPARATION FOR HCAP RANGE TEST, SATURDAY 29th JULY 2017

HCAP Candidates eligible to participate in the Range Test taking place on Saturday 29th July 2017 are reminded Deer Alliance HCAP have arranged for availability of one-on-one preparation for HCAP Ranges Tests, in conjunction with the Midland National Shooting Grounds, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, where all HCAP Range Tests are currently held.

It is a fact that many candidates experience some greater or lesser degree of difficulty with the Range Test stage of HCAP Certification, due to unfamiliarity of shooting in a twenty-man Firing Detail, lack of practice, failure to ensure in advance that the firearm is properly zeroed or just plain nerves on the day.

Tony Saunders and John Paul Craven of the Midlands Range will give one-to-one tutoring, guidance and assistance to HCAP Candidates (on a date prior to each Range Test – not on date of Range Test) at a set once-off cost of €50.00 per person, allowing for one to two hours individual attention based on one-day Range membership.

This arrangement is strictly between the individual candidate and Midlands Range personnel.
To avail of this special opportunity, contact Tony Saunders 087 097 7589 or John Paul Craven, 086 823 2641 directly.

HCAP RANGE TEST SATURDAY 29th JULY 2017: CANDIDATES

The Range Test for HCAP Candidates having successfully completed their MCQ in June 2017 will take place on Saturday 29th July 2017 at the Midland National Shooting Ground, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, commencing at 10.00 a.m. sharp. 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. Candidates are listed alphabetically and will shoot in firing details of multiple shooters (minimum twenty shooters in each detail). Procedures to be followed at each Range Test will be posted separately.

This list includes some Candidates who deferred their Range Test on 13th May 2017 but who remain eligible to participate on 29th July 2017.

The following is the list of eligible candidates:

Allard, John, 2017/0096
Barry, John, 2017/0076
Bonner, Tarlach, 2017/0142
Brady, Derek, 2017/0133
Breen, Gavin, 2017/0115
Brown, Martin, 2017/0116
Burke, Philip Jonathan, 2017/0155
Carroll, Chris, 2017/0151
Carrig, Michael, 2017/0105
Casey, Tomas, 2017/0108
Chan, Bobby, 2017/0139
Chan, Ryan, 2017/0140
Coady, William, 2017/0136
Connolly, Bernard, 2017/0060
Cooney, Desmond, 2017/0100
Conroy, Fergal, 2017/0135
Corcoran, David, 2017/0166
Corcoran, Eugene, 2017/0167
Corcoran, Paul, 2017/0127
Cullen, Niall, 2017/0107
Divito, Ercole, 2017/0003
Donnelly, Hugh, 2017/0150
Dunne, Fintan, 2017/0120
Fahey, David, 2017/0112
Fahy, Ronan, 2017/0130
Forster, Karl, 2017/0125
Fox, Liam, 2017/0010
Galvin, David, 2017/0158
Gregory, Peter, 2017/0143
Harmon, Hugh, 2017/0129
Harman, Mark, 2017/0172
Harmon, William, 2017/0170
Hartigan Mark, 2017/0156
Hoctor, Niall, 2017/0134
Hughes, Timothy, 2017/0055
Jackson, Aindriu, 2017/0114
Janczak, Tomasz, 2017/0153
Johnston, James, 2017/0097
Kelly, Matthew, 2017/0113
Keogh, Patrick, 2017/0171
Kerry, Wayne, 2017/0101
Kirwan, Alan, 2016/0079
Lynch, Kevin, 2017/0124
McCann, Jim, 2017/0098
McCarthy, Frank, 2017/169
McEnroy, Connor, 2017/0037
McLoughlin, Liam, 2017/0148
Mulvany, Oisin, 2017/0131
Murphy, P. J., 2017/0146
Nolan, Tom, 2017/0103
Nooney, Noel, 2017/0126
O’Connor, William, 2017/0102
O’Donnell, Francis, 2017/0106
Oertzen, Cassian, 2017/0132
O’Hara, Patrick, 2017/0159
O’Neill, Christopher, 2017/0161
O’Shaughnessy, William 2017/0099
O’Sullivan, Martin, 2017/0168
Palmer, Paul, 2017/0154
Payne, Desmond, 2017/0122
Raggett, Mark, 2017/0119
Redmond, Terry, 2017/0104
Rizzini, Alberto, 2007/0049
Roache, Fred, 2017/0111
Robinson, Raymond, 2017/0091
Rooney, Niall, 2017/0050
Scanlon, John, 2017/0121
Seery, Ken, 2017/0110
Shaw, Leslie, 2017/0147
Sherlock, Edward, 2017/0152
Sherwin, Philip, 2017/0141
Shortt, Trevor, 2017/0031
Skerritt, Adam, 2017/0157
Spencer-Jones, Luke, 2017/0024
Vaughan, Noe, 2017/0144
Walsh. Glen, 2017/0145
Whelan, Barry, 2017/0128
White, Daniel, 2017/0117
Wignall, Terence, 2017/0123
Williams, Howard, 2017/0005
Wilson, David, 2017/0109

 

 

HCAP MCQ – SATURDAY 24th JUNE 2017 – RESULTS

The following candidates (HCAP numbers, followed by mark achieved) were successful in the HCAP MCQ held in Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, on Saturday 26th June 2017 and are eligible to participate in the HCAP Range Test to be held at the Midlands Range on Saturday 29th July 2017. Procedures for Range Tests will be posted here separately in due course.

In addition, a further eight candidates who were Deferrals or No-Shows at the Range Test held on Saturday 13th May 2017 will be eligible to participate on 29th July 2017 and will be added to the list of names when posted here.

Fourteen candidates who were Deferrals or No-Shows at this MCQ on 24th June 2017 will be carried forward to the next scheduled MCQ in 2018.

2017/0147, 100%, Pass
2017/0096, 98%, Pass
2017/0076, 96%, Pass
2017/0142, 98%, Pass
2017/0105, 100%, Pass
2017/0108, 96%, Pass
2017/0139, 98%, Pass
2017/0140, 100%, Pass
2017/0136, 94%, Pass
2017/0100, 90%, Pass
2017/0135, 96%, Pass
2017/0166, 96%, Pass
2017/0167, 98%, Pass
2017/0130, 94%, Pass
2017/0125, 98%, Pass
2017/0158, 90%, Pass
2017/0133, 90%, Pass
2017/0115, 92%, Pass
2017/0116, 98%, Pass
2017/0155, 98%, Pass
2017/0151, 98%, Pass
2017/0143, 92%, Pass
2017/0129, 98%, Pass
2017/0172, 96%, Pass
2017/0170, 98%, Pass
2017/0156, 93%, Pass
2017/0127, 90%, Pass
2017/0107, 98%, Pass
2017/0150, 94%, Pass
2017/0120, 84%, Pass
2017/0112, 94%, Pass
2017/0134, 96%, Pass
2017/0055, 84%, Pass
2017/0114, 94%, Pass
2017/0153, 98%, Pass
2017/0157, 100%, Pass
2017/0144, 98%, Pass
2017/0145, 98%, Pass
2017/0128, 92%, Pass
2017/0117, 92%, Pass
2017/0123, 100%, Pass
2017/0097, 100%, Pass
2017/0113, 98%, Pass
2017/0171, 96%, Pass
2017/0101, 96%, Pass
2017/0124, 88%, Pass
2017/0103, 92%, Pass
2017/0126, 94%, Pass
2017/0102, 94%, Pass
2017/0106, 98%, Pass
2017/0132, 100%, Pass
2017/0159, 98%, Pass
2017/0161, 95%, Pass
2017/0099, 100%, Pass
2017/0168, 98%, Pass
2017/0154, 100%, Pass
2017/0122, 100%, Pass
2017/0119, 96%, Pass
2017/0104, 96%, Pass
2017/0098, 98%, Pass
2017/169, 96%, Pass
2017/0148, 94%, Pass
2017/0131, 82%, Pass
2017/0146, 98%, Pass
2007/0049, 96%, Pass
2017/0111, 94%, Pass
2017/0121, 98%, Pass
2017/0110, 98%, Pass
2017/0152, 98%, Pass
2017/0141, 90%, Pass
2017/0109, 98%, Pass
2017/0091, 90%, Pass.
2017/0160, 86%, Pass

The following candidates (HCAP numbers, followed by mark achieved) were unsuccessful and is required to re-sit the MCQ stage before proceeding to any Range Test. The application fee for Repeat Candidates is €50.00. “Fail” grades may be appealed to the HCAP Assessment Committee, subject to written application accompanied by re-checking fee, €50.00. Where written application for re-checking is received, it is reviewed by the Committee at the next scheduled Committee meeting following receipt of application. Applications for re-checking must be received within 10 (ten) days of publication of results on this blog.

2017/0162, 72%, Fail
2017/0164, 74%, Fail
2017/0165, 74%, Fail
2017/0163, 76%, Fail
2017/0137, 76%, Fail

Unfortunately, one “Fail” candidate left eight questions unanswered, leading to an overall “Fail” mark. Unanswered questions on the MCQ paper are treated as incorrect answers.

In another case, a “Fail” candidate entered an incorrect HCAP number, however this was rectified and did not affect the final mark on his paper.

We regret we cannot provide an analysis of answers except where a result is appealed under the procedure outlined above. All papers are double-checked and where there is ambiguity in an answer, the benefit of doubt is given to the candidate.

HCAP ID CARDS AND BADGES

Herd of Sika deer in summer coat. Click to enlarge

HCAP-Certified Hunters will shortly be eligible to receive free of charge a “Deer Alliance HCAP Certified Hunter” wallet-sized ID Cards bearing their name and HCAP number, together with a top-quality enamel Deer Alliance HCAP lapel or hat badge with three-dimensional stag’s head in gold. Candidates will continue to receive a HCAP Certificate complete with candidate name, number and date of certification, suitable for framing.

Certificates, ID Cards and Badges will be issued on the day of qualifying at each Range Test, starting on the next scheduled Range Test on 29th July 2017.

Existing HCAP-Certified candidates can receive their ID Card and Badge by sending a €1.00 stamped self-addressed envelope (SAE) to Deer Alliance, PO Box 1, Borris, Co. Carlow.

PREPARATION FOR HCAP RANGE TESTS

Deer Alliance HCAP have arranged for availability of one-on-one preparation for HCAP Ranges Tests, in conjunction with the Midland National Shooting Grounds, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, where all HCAP Range Tests are currently held.

It is a fact that many candidates experience some greater or lesser degree of difficulty with the Range Test stage of HCAP Certification, due to unfamiliarity of shooting in a twenty-man Firing Detail, lack of practice, failure to ensure in advance that the firearm is properly zeroed or just plain nerves on the day.

Tony Saunders and John Paul Craven of the Midlands Range will give one-to-one tutoring, guidance and assistance to HCAP Candidates (on a date prior to each Range Test – not on date of Range Test) at a set once-off cost of €50.00 per person, allowing for one to two hours individual attention based on one-day Range membership.
This arrangement is strictly between the individual candidate and Midlands Range personnel.

To avail of this special opportunity, contact Tony Saunders 087 097 7589 or John Paul Craven, 086 823 2641 directly.

DEER ALLIANCE ADVANCED MARKSMANSHIP CHALLENGE, SATURDAY 29th JULY 2017


Applications are now being taken for the Deer Alliance Advanced Marksmanship Challenge (AMC) to be held at the Midland Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Saturday 29th July 2017.

Application can be made online, go to “Apply Online” on the Deer Alliance website, www.deeralliance.ie. Cost of entry is €100.00.

The Course of Fire is fifteen rounds in the heart & lung area of the HCAP Deer Target at 100 metres – five shots in each of the three positions, prone, sitting/kneeling and standing. All legitimate stalking aids can be used.

Entry is restricted to HCAP-Certified candidates and a deer-legal firearm must be used.

Successful candidates will receive a Certificate certifying exceptional achievement in marksmanship.

The AMC will be held in conjunction with the HCAP Range Test being held on the same day for successful candidates from the HCAP MCQ being held on 24th June 2017. The HCAP Range Test will commence at 10.00 a.m. and the AMC will commence at approximately 1.00 p.m.

RESULTS OF HCAP RANGE TEST, SATURDAY 13th MAY 2017

The following Candidates (79 in number) are deemed to be HCAP-Certified following successful completion of the Range Test stage of the HCAP process held on 13th May 2017.

Date of Certification: 13th May 2017.

Askins, Luke, 2017/0021
Askins, Martin, 2017/0013
Bak, Grzegorz, 2017/0067
Baker, John, 2017/0017
Baranowski, Piotr, 2017/0072
Barrell, Alan, 2017/0075
Brady, Owen, 2017/0034
Butler, Gavin, 2017/0092
Byrne, Brendan, 2017/0018
Byrne, Kyle, 2017/0019
Carter, Jason, 2017/0046
Caschera, Massimo, 2017/0023
Corcoran, Adrian, 2017/0026
Cornelius, Jan, 2017/0048
Cotter, Mark, 2017/0056
Cvjetkovic, Jovica, 2017/0033
Daly, Enda, 2017/0029
Dore, Michael, 2017/0042
Dunne, Jonathon, 2017/0051
Dunne, Mark, 2017/0041
Earls, Gary, 2017/0002
Farrell, Conleth, 2017/0086
Filon, Stanislav, 2017/0009
Fitzpatrick, Stephen, 2017/0006
Fleming, Robert, 2017/0084
Halpin, Damien, 2017/0008
Hynes, Declan, 2017/0027
Iafrate, Antonio, 2017/0044
Jablonski, Adrian, 2017/0060
Jacek, Rafal, 2017/0066
Jaszczak, Pawel, 2017/0065
Kaszluga, Jacek, 2017/0062
Kaszluga, Mateusz, 2017/0058
Kelly, Kenneth, 2017/0039
Kelly, Patrick, 2017/0040
Kubien, Rafal, 2017/0068
Labus, Lazar, 2017/0035
Labus, Miodrag, 2017/0036
Leech, Gary, 2017/0016
Leidig, Robin. 2017/0025
Logan, Paul, 2017/0093
Malaszuk, Grzegorz, 2017/0071
Manning, Maurice, 2017/0078
McCullough, Brian, 2017/0054
McEnroe, Dermot, 2016/0011
McLoughlin, Enda, 2017/0032
Meehan, Dermot, 2017/0090
Munteanu, Lilian, 2017/0061
Murphy, Martin, 2017/0085
Neary, Tommy, 2017/0088
O’Connor, William, 2017/0094
O’Donoghue, David, 2017/0007
O’Meara, Paul, 2017/0079
O’Shea, Patrick, 2017/0004
Ogarek, Slawomir, 2017/0049
Poutch, Alan, 2017/0089
Power, Clive, 2017/0043
Pyke, Kenneth, 2017/0015
Raggett, Damien, 2017/0077
Reilly, Sean, 2017/0012
Roche, Brian, 2017/0022
Rowe, Martin, 2017/0082
Rowe, Willie, 2017/0083
Ryan, Paul 2017/0020
Scally, David, 2017/0028
Schiller, Bjorn, 2011/0072
Shelley, Keith, 2017/0038
Slepecki, Andrzej, 2017/0073
Smith, Brendan, 2017/0080
Smyth, Niall, 2017/0087
Stanley, Clive, 2017/0014
Tighe, Patrick, 2015/000018
Tooher, Thomas, 2017/0001
Varnas, Elvis, 2017/0095
Wallace, Darren, 2017/0053
Wawrzyniak, Jacek, 2017/0064
Wysoczanski, Grzegorz, 2017/0069
Ziach, Lukasz, 2017/0059
Zwaan, Paul, 2017/0047

All participating Candidates passed the Range Test stage of their HCAP certification process on this occasion, following successful achievement of the MCQ stage earlier in March, April and May 2017.

These names will now be added to the Register of HCAP-Certified Candidates and notified to Coillte Teoranta and National Parks & Wildlife Service.

The next scheduled Range Test will take place on Saturday 29th July 2017 for successful candidates from the MCQ taking place on Saturday 24th June 2017. Eligible Deferrals and/or No-Shows at the Range Test on 13th May 2017 will remain eligible to participate in the Range Test on 29th July 2017 but if such candidates defer or fail to show up without notice and good cause, they will be obliged to pay a Range Test Repeat Fee of €50.00 if they wish to complete their HCAP after that date.

HCAP RANGE TEST CANDIDATES 13th MAY 2017

For a full list of all candidates eligible for the HCAP Range Test taking place on Saturday 13th May 2017 see earlier posting on this Blog.

No-shows and/or Deferrals from this Range Test will be carried forward to the next scheduled Range Test, which will take place on Saturday 29th July 2017.

No-shows or Deferrals without notice or good reason on the latter date will be required to apply for a Range Test in 2018 as Repeat Candidates and to pay a Range Test Repeat Fee of €50.00.

COILLTE DEER TENDER CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

The following email notification was circulated by Coillte Teoranta today 2nd May 2017:

April 2017

UPDATE: Licences to Hunt Game and Deer 2017.

For administrative reasons, the tender competition previously launched in April had to be suspended. Issues have now been resolved and Coillte again invite tenders for licences to hunt deer and game on designated areas of their forest estate.

Catalogues of available licensed areas together with tender forms and tendering instructions are available for download at www.Coillte.ie . The closing date for receipt of tenders is 5pm, Friday the 26th May 2017. No Tenders will be accepted after this date.

Canvassing will disqualify

All current licence holders are advised to refer to the tender listing in the event that their licence has recently expired and is now offered to tender. No separate notice will be issued in this regard.

(End of notification)

COILLTE CATALOGUE OF AVAILABLE DEER LICENCES APRIL 2017

The Coillte Catalogue of available deer licences (Primary Tender Competition 2017) has been re-posted on the Coillte website today 28th April 2017.

The tender closing date of 5th May 2017 remains in place.

The reference to DSC2 in relation to three named forest blocks remains in place but has been expanded as follows:

“In addition to HCAP – applicants for the following licences will require to hold the Deer Management Qualifications –DSC level 2 or similar approved qualification which certifies and individuals practical competence in deer management and firearms safety. The final selection of successful licence holders may be subject to interview.” (stet)

Deer organisations represented on the Deer Alliance Development Committee (HCAP Committee) remain concerned at the unannounced imposition of an additional external qualification which precludes the vast majority of licensed deer hunters and potential Coillte licensees from tendering on the forest blocks in question. It is expected that this matter will be pursued with Coillte Teoranta at the earliest opportunity.