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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.

HCAP MCQ, SATURDAY 24th JUNE 2017 – ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

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Sika hind and calf. The majority of sika calves will be born in late May/early June each year (click to enlarge)

The next scheduled HCAP MCQ will take place on Saturday 24th June 2017 (4.00 p.m.) in the Ionad Dara Community Centre, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny. The Range Test for successful candidates from this MCQ will take place on Saturday 29th July 2017 at the Midland National Shooting Ground, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from 10.00 a.m. on the day in question.

This is the fourth and final MCQ in the 2017 series and the last opportunity this year to participate in HCAP. HCAP Certification is required for all Coillte Licensees and all Coillte Nominated Stalkers and it is expected that from 1st January 2018 HCAP certification will be required for all NEW first-time Deer Hunting Licence (DHL) applicants regardless of whether they are hunting on Coillte forest property or on private land. Existing DHL holders hunting on private land will have a grace period of five years from 1st January 20918 to obtain HCAP Certification.

The Candidates listed below are eligible for this MCQ. Candidates with the numerical prefix 2016 applied for HCAP in 2016 but did not sit any MCQ in 2016 or to date in 2017. Failure to participate in any MCQ in 2017 will lead to striking off from list of eligible candidates. Such candidates may re-apply later subject to payment of Repeat Fee €50.00. HCAP Fees are non-refundable.

Application for HCAP should be made online. Payment €150.00 can also be made online through PayPal using any valid debit card or credit card (individual PayPal accounts are not needed).

INTENDING CANDIDATES PLEASE NOTE – THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING CANDIDATES FOR THIS MCQ IS CAPPED AT 80.

AT DATE OF UPDATING OF THIS POSTING ON 24th MAY 2017 THERE ARE 0 PLACES REMAINING. ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE HELD IN RESERVE SHOULD DEFERRALS OR CANCELLATIONS BE RECEIVED, AND SUCH CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

Allard, John, 2017/0096
Barry, John, 2017/0076 (R)
Bonner, Tarlach, 2017/0142
Brady, Derek, 2017/0133
Breen, Gavin, 2017/0115
Brillant, Philippe, 2017/0057
Brophy, Justin, 2016/0076
Brown, Bernard, 2016/0005
Brown, Martin, 2017/0116
Burke, Philip Jonathan, 2017/0155
Carey, John Paul, 2016/0006
Carroll, Chris, 2017/0151
Carton, Pauraic, 2017/0137
Carrig, Michael, 2017/0105
Casey, Tomas, 2017/0108
Chan, Bobby, 2017/0139
Chan, Ryan, 2017/0140
Coady, William, 2017/0136
Connolly, Bernard,2017/0160
Cooney, Desmond, 2017/0100
Conroy, Fergal, 2017/0135
Corcoran, Paul, 2017/0127
Cullen,Niall, 2017/0107
Cunningham, Bryan, 2016/0013
Donnelly, Hugh, 2017/0150
Dunne, Fintan, 2017/0120
Fahey, David, 2017/0112
Fahy, Ronan, 2017/0130
Forster, Karl, 2017/0125
Fox, Denis, 2017/0118
Galvin, David, 2017/0158
Gillespie, Liam, 2016/0026
Gregory, Peter, 2017/0143
Harmon, Hugh, 2017/0129
Hartigan Mark, 2017/0156
Hoctor, Niall, 2017/0134
Horan,Barry, 2017/0138
Horgan, John, 2017/0149
Hughes, Timothy, 2017/0055
Jackson, Aindriu, 2017/0114
Janczak, Tomasz, 2017/0153
Johnston, James, 2017/0097
Kelly, Gary, 2017/0101
Kelly, Matthew, 2017/0113
Kerry, Wayne, 2017/0101
Lane, Michael, 2017/0081
Lynch, Kevin, 2017/0124
McCann, Jim, 2017/0098
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
Palmer, Paul, 2017/0154
Payne, Desmond, 2017/0122
Prendergast, Denis, 2016/010
Raggett, Mark, 2017/0119
Redmond, Terry, 2017/0104
Rizzini, Alberto, 2007/0049 (R)
Roache, Fred, 2017/0111
Robinson, Raymond, 2017/0091
Scanlon, John, 2017/0121
Seery, Ken, 2017/0110
Shaw, Leslie, 2017/0147
Sherlock, Edward, 2017/0152
Sherwin, Philip, 2017/0141
Skerritt, Adam, 2017/0157
Tierney, Mark, 2017/0045
Vaughan, Noe, 2017/0144
Walsh. Glen, 2017/0145*
Whelan, Barry, 2017/0128
White, Daniel, 2017/0117
Wignall, Terence, 2017/0123
Wilson, David, 2017/0109

An Optional Training Workshop for HCAP Candidates will be held on Saturday 24th June 2017 in the Ionad Dara Community Centre, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny. The Workshop, which is structured to assist Candidates sitting the MCQ at 4.00 p.m. on the same day (same venue) is entirely optional and carries an additional cost of €50.00, payable on the day. The Workshop will commence at 10.00 a.m. sharp and will run to approximately 3.30 p.m. with a break for lunch. Lunch is not provided. Registered Candidates wishing to participate in the Training Workshop should text 086 1927 845 or email deeralliance@gmail.com in advance of the scheduled date.

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)