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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.