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HCAP MCQ SATURDAY 11th JULY, RANGE TEST SATURDAY 25th JULY 2020

We are pleased to announce that, with the lifting of Covid 19 restrictions, Deer Alliance HCAP can now re-commence their calendar of HCAP Assessments.

The next HCAP MCQ will take place at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 11th July 2020 and will be preceded by an optional Training Workshop running from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

The cost of HCAP remains unchanged at €165.00. Application can be made online, go to Online Applications from the website Home Page and follow the on-screen instructions.

The Deer Alliance Stalker Training Manual, now in its third printing, can be purchased online, cost €35.00 inc. p. & p.

The Training Workshop carries an additional cost of €50.00 payable on the day and candidates wishing to participate should pre-book their place by email to deeralliance@gmail.com or by text to 086 1927 845.

Candidates not participating in the Workshop should present themselves not later than 3.45 p.m. in order to register for the MCQ.

The venue for the MCQ is the Ionad Dara Community Centre, Chapel Street, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, eircode R95 D654.

The Range Test for successful candidates from this MCQ will take place on Saturday 25th July 2020 at the Midlands National Shooting Centre, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, commencing at 10.00 a.m.

Prevailing guidance on social distancing, wearing of face masks and other safety measures will be observed.

All HCAP-Certified Candidates are automatically enrolled as members of the Deer Alliance Association of HCAP-Certified Hunters and receive, in addition to their Certificate of Competence, a HCAP-Certified Hunter ID card and badge.

The following candidates are eligible for the HCAP MCQ on Saturday 11th July 2020:

ACATINCA, Vasilica, 2019/0081
AMARANDEI, Vasile, 2020/0045
ANDERSON, Jon, 2020/0037
BURKE, David, 2020/0011
CEBOTARI, Ion, 2020/0034
COLE, David, 2020/0032
CREAMER, Ronan, 2019/0083
DEDAJ, Kristian, 2019/0078
DOHERTY, Martin, 2020/0028
DUNPHY, Garreth, 2020/0006
DWYER, Michael, 2020/0029
EDGE, Robert, 2018/0104
FINN, Richard, 2019/0082
FLAHERTY, James, 2018/0051
FLYNN, Cathal, 2020/0014
GUZUN, Grigore, 2020/0041
HAMILL, Michael/2020/0021
HARMON, James, 2020/0010
HARVEY, Brendan, 2020/0008
HEAVEY, Lisa, 2019/0080
HENDERSON, Simon, 2020/0020
HUNT, William, 2019/0063
HUTCHINSON, Robert, 2009/0108
JASKIEWICZ, Roman, 2020/0046
KENDELLEN, Barry, 2020/0013
KENNY, Seán, 2020/0002
KIRWAN, Robert, 2020/0019
LABECKIS, Vitalijs, 2020/0043
LANE, Billy, 2020/0042
LARKIN, Andrea, 2020/0016
McCARTHY, Dylan, 2020/0003
McCARTHY, Seán, 2020/0004
MANNINGHAM-BULLER, Edward, 2020/0018
MAY, Sean, 2020/0015
MURPHY, James, 2020/0038
MURPHY, Paddy, 2020/0039
MURPHY, Patrick, 2020/0040
MURRAY, Ralph, 2020/0035
O’CALLAGHAN, Michael, 2019/0079
O’CONNELL, Gary, 2020/0022
O’CONNOR, Tony, 2020/003
O’ROURKE, Kenneth, 2020/0030
PASCALE, Florin, 2020/0001
PODLASEK, Szymon, 2020/0023
PHELAN, Thomas, 2020/0036
PRICE, Warren, 2020/0026
REID, Graeme, 2020/0009
ROONEY, Paul, 2020/0007
SIEDLEC, Adrian, 2020/0044
STACEY, Ciarán, 2020/0033
TICE, Patrick, 2018/0007
WALKER, Ian, 2020/0027
WALSH, Maurice, 2020/0005
WAWRZYNIAK, Dawid, 2020/0025
WAWRZYNIAK, Maciej, 2020/0024
WHELAN, Andrew, 2020/0017

Applications will remain open until close of business on 8th July 2020.

 

SIKA DEER VERVUS RED DEER, SCOTLAND

THREE VIEWS OF A WICKLOW HYBRID, SHOT IN 2018. DNA ANALYSIS PROVED THIS TO BE A RED DEER, CERVUS ELAPHUS, DESPITE APPEARANCES TO THE CONTRARY (click to enlarge).

For a view of the spread of sika deer in Scotland, where hybridisation looms in some areas, the Fieldsports Channel on Youtube offers a couple of short overviews of a perceived problem.

“Dealing with the Sika Swarm”, click here.
“Aliens and Natives”, click here.

 

HCAP, COVID 19 & ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES – UPDATE

 

As we are now in an enhanced Phase 2 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, we hope shortly to be able to announce a date for the next scheduled HCAP assessments (MCQ and Range Test).

The impact of Covid 19 on all aspects of our society has been significant but we are all hopeful that we can see the dawning of some degree of normality, thanks to the efforts of society as a whole.

We are determined that HCAP activities will resumed as soon as physically possible and we are grateful for the forbearance of those many candidates who are anxious to achieve HCAP Certification.

New dates will be arranged as soon as the situation is resolved, in the meanwhile HCAP Applications will continue to be processed the usual manner, and Stalker Training Manuals will continue to be issued in response to orders received.

The following candidates are eligible for the next scheduled HCAP assessment, when a new date is fixed. The list will be updated as further applications are received. Stay strong and stay safe!

ACATINCA, Vasilica, 2019/0081
BURKE, David, 2020/0011
CREAMER, Ronan, 2019/0081
DEDAJ, Kristian, 2019/0078
DOHERTY, Martin, 2020/0028
DUNPHY, Garreth, 2020/0006
DWYER, Michael, 2020/0029
EDGE, Robert, 2018/0104
FINN, Richard, 2019/0082
FLAHERTY, James, 2018/0051
FLYNN, Cathal, 2020/0014
HAMILL, Michael/2020/0021
HARMON, James, 2020/0010
HARVEY, Brendan, 2020/0008
HEAVEY, Lisa, 2019/0080
HENDERSON, Simon, 2020/0020
HUNT, William, 2019/0063
HUTCHINSON, Robert, 2009/0108
KENDELLEN, Barry, 2020/0013
KENNY, Seán, 2020/0002
KIRWAN, Robert, 2020/0019
LARKIN, Andrea, 2020/0016
MacCARTHY, Dylan, 2020/0003
MacCARTHY, Seán, 2020/0004
MANNINGHAM-BULLER, Edward, 2020/0018
MAY, Sean, 2020/0015
O’CALLAGHAN, Michael, 2019/0079
O’CONNELL, Gary, 2020/0022
O’ROURKE, Kenneth, 2020/0030
PASCALE, Florin, 2020/0001
PODLASEK, Szymon, 2020/0023
PRICE, Warren, 2020/0026
REID, Graeme, 2020/0009
ROONEY, Paul, 2020/0007
TICE, Patrick, 2018/0007
WALKER, Ian, 2020/0027
WALSH, Maurice, 2020/0005
WAWRZYNIAK, Dawid, 2020/0025
WAWRZYNIAK, Maciej, 2020/0024
WHELAN, Andrew, 2020/0017

(List updated 11th June 2020)