Country Sports Ireland is a leading provider of training and expertise for those people involved in deer hunting throughout Ireland.
In the Republic of Ireland, the Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalking Training Course is approved by National Parks and Wildlife Service as meeting the requirements for mandatory training and certification and also in respect of Section 42 licence applications. It is also acceptable to Coillte for any person hunting deer under licence on Coillte lands.
The Country Sports Ireland Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course is also recognised by the appropriate Competent Authorities in the Republic of Ireland (Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Local Authority Veterinary Service) meaning that successful learners are able to supply wild deer carcases to Approved Game Handling Establishments.
The Country Sports Ireland NI Deer Stalking Training Course is accepted by the Police Service Northern Ireland as part of the criteria for issuing a firearms certificate for a deer legal calibre rifle for deer hunting purposes. The Country Sports Ireland NI Deer Stalking Training Course is also accepted by the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland enabling successful learners to supply wild deer carcases to Approved Game Handling Establishments.
Access to the appropriate online training manual is provided FREE of charge at the time of booking to all learners who book on any Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalker training courses. This unique online training resource provides detailed tutorials, images, videos and multiple-choice written self-assessments conveniently broken down into easy to understand and ‘learner friendly’ sections. This unique resource is available only to learners attending Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalker training events.
The Country Sports Ireland Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course and NI Deer Stalking Training Course are formally approved by Lantra, a leading training awarding body for the countryside sector. This provides ongoing quality assurance and is also important recognition that training and assessment are delivered to the highest standards.
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Demand for Country Sports Ireland training courses is often very high and places limited so booking in advance is essential. Country Sports Ireland Members should 'Log In' to the member’s area before booking to take advantage of the discounted price for members. Non-members can join Country Sports Ireland online before booking and then book at the discounted rate if they wish to.
Please note: Country Sports Ireland reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements for any course should there be insufficient bookings or in the event of unforeseen circumstances. We will notify course attendees as soon as possible in these circumstances