Monthly Archives: June 2018

5150 LICENSED DEER HUNTERS IN 2017-2018

Fallow buck in velvet (click to enlarge)

Information recently made available by National Parks & Wildlife Service (Wildlife Licensing Unit) shows that the number of Deer Hunting Licences issued for the Season 2017/2018 rose to 5150, an increase of 220 on the previous season high of 4930.

HCAP MCQ SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018

The next HCAP MCQ in the 2018 Series will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018 (3.30 p.m. – note start time for MCQ) in the Ionad Dara Community Centre, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny. The Range Test for successful candidates from this MCQ will take place on Saturday 14th July 2018 at the Midland National Shooting Ground, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from 10.00 a.m. on the day in question.

Candidates are requested to make a permanent note of their individual HCAP Number (eight digits).

LIST OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

Adamus, Lukasz, 2018/0100
Begley, Kevin, 2018/0094
Breslin, Charles, 2018/0075
Burke, Conor, 2018/0113 (IFA)
Burke, Liam, 2018/0112 (IFA)
Butler, Brian, 2018/0114 (IFA)
Condon, Pa, 2018/0115 (IFA)
Cullen, James, 2018/0095
Dallaghan, Maurice, 2018/0069
Daly, Steven, 2018/0070
Delaney, Liam, 2017/0175
Dunne, Philip, 2018/0099
Earl, Edward, 2018/0097
Edge, Robert, 2018/0104
Fenton, Roland, 2018/0107
Flaherty, James, 2018/0051
Forde, Desmond, 2017/0177
Hanna, John, 2018/0105
Hanna, Robert, 2018/0106
Hegarty, Michael, 2017/0186
Hyland, Enda, 2017/0181
Joyce, James, 2017/0183
Kinsella, Jason, 2018/0098
Lambert John, 2018/0110 (IFA)
Lambert, Kevin, 2018/0111 (IFA)
Lane, Michael, 2017/0081
McGrath, Jerry, 2018/0092 (IFA)
McManus, Rory, 2017/0184
McNally, Garrett, 2018/0102
McNally, Shane, 2018/0101
Mongey, Eamon, 2018/0096
Mullen, Philip, 2017/0180
Ó Conchubhair, Nick, 2018/0109
O’Hanlon, Chris, 2017/191
Quinlan, Ken, 2018/0082 (IFA)
Smith, Daragh, 2018/0108
Tice, Patrick, 2018/0007
Whelan, John, 2018/0080 (IFA)
Whelan, Ronnie, 2018/0068
Wychowalek, Radoslaw, 2018/0103

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications will remain open until close of business on Monday 25th June 2018. Applications received after this date cannot be processed for the MCQ on 30th June 2018 but will be carried forward to the next scheduled MCQ date. The List of Eligible Candidates will be updated weekly according to receipt of applications.

DEER ALLIANCE STALKER TRAINING MANUAL

The Deer Alliance Stalker Training Manual, which is an optional purchase, is obtainable through the Online Applications section of the Deer Alliance website Home Page, cost €35.00 including p. & p.

TRAINING WORKSHOP

The MCQ will be preceded by an OPTIONAL Training Workshop. Participation is not obligatory although candidates with limited knowledge or experience may find it useful. The Workshop will run from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. approximately on the same day as the MCQ, at the same venue, and is subject to an additional cost of €50.00, payable on the day. Booking can be made by email to deeralliance@gmail.com or by text to 086 1927 845 in the week prior to the MCQ.

WICKLOW DEER MANAGEMENT SERVICES TENDER GOES TO WICKLOW UPLANDS COUNCIL

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have issued a notification to the effect that the tender for the provision of deer management services in Co. Wicklow has been won by Wicklow Uplands Council, whose bid is described by DAFM as the most economically advantageous tender.

In line with public procurement legislation, DAFM will not conclude a contract with Wicklow Uplands Council until on or after midnight on 16th June 2018. This standstill notice is issued as required by the Remedies Directive (2007/66/EC) and the implementing Irish Regulations (SI 130 of 2010 and S.I 192 of 2015).

Wicklow Uplands Council is a private company limited by guarantee, having twenty-seven directors elected annually and acting as an independent voluntary organisation representing over fifty diverse member groups and individuals in the Wicklow Uplands, arranged over four panels reflecting different areas of interest. There is a ten-person Executive Committee, including four designated Officers.

Wicklow Uplands Council is a registered lobbying group, registered under the provisions of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

The provision of deer management services appears to be a new departure for Wicklow Uplands Council.

For information on the Request for Tenders (RFT) issued by DAFM, see archived postings on this blog for February 2018.

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