Deer Alliance HCAP will commence the 2023 Series of Workshops, MCQs and Range Tests on Saturday 4th March 2023, at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Co. Carlow, R93 N207 (10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). The supporting Range Test will be held Saturday 18th March 2023 (Bank Holiday Weekend) at the Midland Range, Blue Ball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, R35 NC58.
Applications are now open for this first event in the 2023 Series. Application can be made online through the Deer Alliance website, www.deeralliance.ie, with payment through PayPal, using any valid debit card or credit card. Application can also be made in hard copy, by post, to the address shown on the current downloadable application form.
The cost of HCAP (Training Workshop, MCQ, Range Test and Certification) is unchanged and remains at €165.00.
In preparation for HCAP, candidates are recommended to study the Deer Alliance Stalker Training Manual thoroughly in advance. The Manual is available for purchase through the Online Applications section of the website, costing €35.00 inc. p. & p.
Certification is now mandatory for all first-time applicants for a Deer Hunting Licence (DHL). HCAP is the only training programme in Ireland developed in partnership with Coillte Teoranta, National Parks & Wildlife Service, An Garda Síochána and all principal deer organisations. HCAP enters its twentieth year of operation in 2023 and to date approximately 3600 licensed deer hunters have participated in the programme. Enquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by ‘phone to 086 1927 845 (office hours).
CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES