This is both a Lantra Certified course and approved by the National Parks &Wildlife Service. It affords students the opportunity to become skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of Deer Management, including competently and humanely culling of Deer.
This Course meets with the criteria required by The National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS), the governmental authority in Ireland for Issuing Deer Licenses on the granting of a license to first time applicants.
For the Season commencing the 1.9.22 and onwards , all first time Deer License applicant's need such a certificate to obtain a License from the NPWS.
Coillte also accept it as proof of competence for persons going onto their grounds, Deer Stalking.
It is a two (2) day course.
Day one (1) Consists of a Power Point Presentation on the various different modules on all aspects of Deer management, followed by a MCQ Exam. To be successful in the exam the candidate must have an 80% plus pass rate.
After successfully completing day one students are then eligible to proceed to Day 2.
Day two (2) consists of practical scenarios a Deer Stalker will encounter in the field, a range test, to ensure the students are competent to safely and humanely dispatch the Deer requiring culling. Students must reach a set level of competence to successfully complete this aspect of the course.
NB : Booking for the Course closes 10-14 days ahead of the course to allow the necessary study time for the students prior to the course (or earlier if fully booked up)
NB : The Rifle Test is the more demanding aspect of this course, and students are advised to have taken tuition and practice at an authorised Range, on a Deer Caliber Rifle, in advance of the Course.
You will get a full itinerary for the two days posted with the manual when you register.
Successfully Students will be issued with a certificate, certified by Lantra.
The Course costs €175, for NARGC Members
The Course Cost €225, for Non Members.
You will need to study the Manual, and be familiar with it in advance of the Course.
The Manual will be sent to you by post shortly after you book.
NARGC Members get discounted Course Rates, as outlined.
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(If not already signed in), put in your full postal Address, including Eircode, Email , Phone No. and save it. Then book your course as a member.
How to sign in, is explained on the website's home page.
Day 1, 6th of April 2024, Classroom,
Sligo Southern Hotel, Sligo, Co Sligo.
Day 2, 7th of April 2024, Lough Bo Shooting
Centre, Drumacool, Sligo, Co Sligo