Monthly Archives: March 2018

DEER ALLIANCE HUNTER COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME (HCAP) – CHANGE TO RANGE TEST REQUIREMENTS

HCAP Deer Targets @ 100 metres (Photo: Amanda Geard, click to enlarge)

With effect from 1st April 2018 the requirements for successful completion of the Range Test element of HCAP will change.

From 1st April 2018 the requirement will be as follows

1: Three rounds in a four-inch group in the prone position at 100 metres (rested or unrested). The four-inch group must be contained with a six-inch white grouping target which has a two-inch black aiming point at its centre. The four-inch group can be centred anywhere within the six-inch grouping target and not necessarily inside the two-inch aiming point zone.

2: Three rounds in each of three positions at three different distances, within the defined heart/lung area of the HCAP deer target. The requirement is for three rounds in the prone position (rested) at 100 metres; three rounds in the sitting or kneeling position at 60 metres; and three rounds in the standing position at 40 metres.

Thus, from 1st April 2018 the HCAP Range Test will require accurate placement of a total of twelve rounds in the defined positions, at defined distances (previously a total of nine rounds).

All normal stalking aids may be used e.g. bipods, tripods, stalking sticks or (for the prone position) a back-pack or rucksack. Candidates may have one attempt at the Grouping Target and two attempts at the Heart/lung Target, or two attempts at the Grouping Target and one at the Heart/lung target; not both.

 

HCAP-CERTIFIED CANDIDATES, 24th MARCH 2018

Pat Scully, Senior HCAP Range Officer, overseas a firing detail in the prone position
on the Blue Ball Range (Photo: Amanda Geard, click to enlarge)

The following Candidates (43 total) are deemed to be HCAP-Certified following successful completion of their HCAP MCQ on 10th March 2018 and Range Test held on 24th March 2018 (names, followed by HCAP Number).

Date of Certification: 24th March 2018.

Balukonis, Valentinas, 2018/0011
Brillant, Philippe, 2017/0057
Bury, Dariusz, 2017/0196
Canavan, Hugh, 2018/0022
Carton, Pauraic, 2017/0137
Connolly, Paul, 2018/0030
Connolly, Steven, 2018/0031
Czop, Bartlomiej, 2018/0037
Delaney, James, 2017/0192
Dormus, Luboslaw, 2018/0038
Fitzpatrick,Robert, 2017/0197
Gajdos, Martin, 2017/0193
Healy, Lorcan
(Ó hÉalaighthe, Lorcán), 2018/0035
Hynes, Eddie, 2017/0185
Jolondcovschi, Serghei, 2018/0001
Kadlubek, Rafal, 2018/0039
Karolak, Piotr, 2018/0040
Kearney, David, 2017/0174
Kearney, Luke, 2017/0189
Kelly, Gary, 2017/0201
Kinsella, Mark, 2018/0036
Kopyt, Zbigniew, 2018/0041
Krol, Arkadiusz, 2018/0042
Liberda, Marcin, 2018/0043
Madrzynski, Daniel, 2018/0044
Maslach, Krzysztof, 2018/0045
Meere, John, 2018/0024
McDermott, Sean, 2017/0188
Moore, Karl, 2018/0023
Morrissey, Mark, 2018/0027
O’Brien, Ralph, 2018/0004
Ofiara, Robert, 2018/0047
O’Keeffe, Flavian, 2017/0190
Rosoiu, Ionut Bogdan, 2018/0029
Rotaru, Ion Marius, 2018/0032
Serafinski, Tommy, 2018/0002
Smith, Donal, 2018/0008
Stoffell, Barry, 2018/0009
Stuart, John, 2018/0025
Szafran, Sebastian, 2018/0048
Wach, Adrian, 2018/0049
Walsh, Peter, 2017/0199
Warren, Alan, 2017/0173

All Candidates were presented with their HCAP Certificates, ID Cards and Badges at the conclusion of their successful Range Test. A high standard of marksmanship was evident from all candidates. Thanks go to HCAP Range Officers Pat Scully, John Manley and John Flynn for their able administration of the Range Test, also to Tony Saunders and all at Midland National Shooting Centre of Ireland for their very professional management of the Test on the Range.

There were 15 qualified Deferrals/No-Shows, who will have their opportunity of completing the Range Test stage of HCAP on 26th May 2018. If such candidates do not present for their Range Test on 26th May 2018, or defer without good reason, they will be required to re-apply (Range Test only) and pay the standard Repeat Fee of €50.00 if they wish to complete the programme.

HCAP RANGE TEST SATURDAY 24th MARCH 2018 – ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

The Range Test for HCAP Candidates having successfully completed their MCQ on 10th March 2018 will take place on Saturday 24th March 2018 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 are posted separately.

This list includes some Candidates who previously deferred their Range Test in 2017 but who remain eligible to participate on 24th March 2018.

The following is the list of eligible candidates:

Balukonis, Valentinas, 2018/0011
Brillant, Philippe, 2017/0057
Brown, Martin, 2017/0116
Bury, Dariusz, 2017/0196
Canavan, Hugh, 2018/0022
Carton, Pauraic, 2017/0137
Chan, Bobby, 2017/0139
Chan, Ryan, 2017/0140
Connolly, Paul, 2018/0030
Connolly, Steven, 2018/0031
Corcoran, David, 2017/0166
Czop, Bartlomiej, 2018/0037
Delaney, James, 2017/0192
Dormus, Luboslaw, 2018/0038
Fitzpatrick,Robert, 2017/0197
Gacesa, Milorad, 2018/0033
Gajdos, Martin, 2017/0193
Healy, Lorcan (Ó hÉalaighthe, Lorcán), 2018/0035
Howell, Myles, 2017/0179
Hynes, Eddie, 2017/0185
Jolondcovschi, Serghei, 2018/0001
Kadlubek, Rafal, 2018/0039
Karolak, Piotr, 2018/0040
Kearney, David, 2017/0174
Kearney, Luke, 2017/0189
Kelly, Gary, 2017/0201
Kinsella, Mark, 2018/0036
Kopyt, Zbigniew, 2018/0041
Krol, Arkadiusz, 2018/0042
Liberda, Marcin, 2018/0043
Lynch, Kevin, 2017/0124
Madrzynski, Daniel, 2018/0044
Maslach, Krzysztof, 2018/0045
McCann, Jim, 2017/0098
Meere, John, 2018/0024
McDermott, Sean, 2017/0188
Monaghan, Jason, 2018/0020
Moore, Karl, 2018/0023
Morrissey, Mark, 2018/0027
Murray, Patrick, 2017/0178
O’Brien Ralph, 2018/0004
Ochwat, Ryszard, 2018/0046
Ofiara, Robert, 2018/0047
O’Keeffe, Danny, 2018/0012
O’Keeffe, Flavian, 2017/0190
Rosoiu, Ionut Bogdan, 2018/0029
Rotaru, Ion Marius, 2018/0032
Scanlon, John, 2017/0121
Serafinski, Tommy, 2018/0002
Smith, Donal, 2018/0008
Spencer-Jones, Luke, 2017/0024
Stoffell, Barry, 2018/0009
Stuart, John, 2018/0025
Szafran, Sebastian, 2018/0048
Wach, Adrian, 2018/0049
Walsh, Peter, 2017/0199
Warren, Alan, 2017/0173

 

Click on link to view HCAP Deer Target

Deer Target 17.3.2018

HCAP MCQ – SATURDAY 10th MARCH 2018 – RESULTS

The following candidates (HCAP numbers, followed by mark achieved) were successful in the HCAP MCQ held in Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, on Saturday 10th March 2018 and are eligible to participate in the HCAP Range Test to be held at the Midlands Range on Saturday 24th March 2018. Procedures for Range Tests will be posted here separately in due course.

In addition, Candidates who were Deferrals or No-Shows at the Range Test held on Saturday 29th July 2017 will be eligible to participate on 24th March 2018 and will be added to the list of names when posted here.

Candidates who were Deferrals or No-Shows at this MCQ on 10th March 2018 will be carried forward to the next scheduled MCQ in 2018 (date to be announced).

2017/0197, 92%, Pass
2018/0033, 88%, Pass
2017/0193, 84%, Pass
2018/0035, 98%, Pass
2017/0179, 90%, Pass
2017/0185, 90%, Pass
2018/0001, 96%, Pass
2018/0039, 96%, Pass
2018/0040, 96%, Pass
2017/0174, 92%, Pass
2018/0011, 94%, Pass
2017/0057, 86%, Pass
2017/0196, 84%, Pass
2018/0022, 96%, Pass
2017/0137, 90%, Pass
2018/0030, 86%, Pass
2018/0031, 90%, Pass
2018/0037, 92%, Pass
2017/0192, 92%, Pass
2018/0038, 96%, Pass
2017/0189, 92%, Pass
2017/0201, 100%, Pass
2018/0036, 88%, Pass
2018/0041, 94%, Pass
2017/0190, 86%, Pass
2018/0029, 94%,Pass
2018/0032, 96%, Pass
2018/0002, 98%, Pass
2018/0008, 84%, Pass
2018/0009, 98%, Pass
2018/0025, 96%, Pass.
2018/0048, 94%, Pass
2018/0049, 94%, Pass
2017/0199, 100%, Pass
2017/0173, 92%, Pass
2018/0042, 92%, Pass
2018/0043, 92%, Pass
2018/0044, 96%, Pass
2018/0045, 94%, Pass
2018/0024, 88%, Pass
2017/0188, 80%, Pass
2018/0023, 94%, Pass
2018/0027, 98%, Pass
2017/0178, 90%, Pass
2018/0004, 80%, Pass
2018/0046, 96%, Pass
2018/0047, 94%, Pass

The following candidate (HCAP number, followed by mark achieved) was 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.

2018/0003, 76%, Fail

 

 

CHANGE TO RFT DEADLINES

DEADLINES CHANGED, AS OF 6th MARCH 2018

The deadline for clarification questions in relation to the DAFM Request for Tenders (RFT) for provision of deer management services in Co. Wicklow has been extended to 17.00 hours on Friday 9th March 2018 (was 12.00 noon on Friday 24th February 2018).

The deadline for responses (tenders) has been extended to 12.00 noon on Thursday 5th April 2018 (was 12.00 noon on 8th March 2018).

For further information on the RFT, see previous postings, 18th & 23rd February 2018.

MCQ 3rd MARCH 2018 POSTPONED

Due to continuing adverse weather conditions including heavy snowfall on all roads leading to our venue, the HCAP MCQ scheduled to take place on Saturday 3rd March 2018 is POSTPONED.

Instead it will take place on Saturday 10th March 2018.

All other details remain the same.

While every attempt will be made to notify candidates individually, this notice must be deemed to be sufficient notice of the change of dates.