This Course is a LANTRA approved Course.
The course was developed to give a better understanding and knowledge of Deer Stalking in all its formats to new and prospective new members in Ireland. It is also an acceptable course to meet with the new criteria of competence when applying for a Deer Stalking License in Ireland which is to be mandatory from 2021.
The course is run in two separate modules on the same day. Part one consist of a power point presentation on all aspects of Deer Stalking in Ireland. From the Wildlife Act, The Firearms Act, Species of Deer in Ireland, Disease Identification, Larder & Field Dressing ,Safety,Firearms & Ammunition etc.
This is followed by a written exam with multiple answer questions based on what you have learned that morning. Following a lunch break part two takes place in an authorized range. The participants will be asked to fire nine shots into a target at 100m, 50m, and 40m. The results of the morning exam and the range test will then be combined for each candidate and if successful a certificate will be awarded and sent by post to each candidate.