National Parks & Wildlife Service have confirmed that Deer Hunting Licence (DHL) application forms will NOT be posted out individually to existing licence holders this year, as would be usual. Instead, application forms will shortly be available to download from the NPWS website.
NPWS have also confirmed that individual landowner permissions will NOT be required this year.
These changes arise from the impact of Covid 19 on the operation of the NPWS Wildlife Licensng Unit.
First-time applicants for the DHL will still be required to provide evidence of landowner permission, as well as evidence of HCAP certification or equivalent.
See NPWS statement here.
See also NPWS statement on mandatory certification for first-time DHL applicants, published on 13th March 2020 here.