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Working for the future of hunting.

Our relentless campaigning has guaranteed that we continue to enjoy our rural activity. We continue to work tirelessly to protect your sport and we use our resources wisely.

Promoting and defending shooting for future generations

We are part of an award-winning organisation that uses its political, PR and campaigning skills to get the very best results for everyone who enjoys shooting. We’re taking shooting seriously – are you?

Working together for the future of Angling

We work in partnership with the Ulster Angling Federation and other Angling organisations to campaign for anglers rights and conservation of wild salmonid stocks. We seek fair access to angling waters for the local Angler. Together we are a strong voice for the conservation of salmon both nationally and internationally


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EU Firearms Directive 2008/51- Dealer Reminder

Monday, 26 January 2015

All Firearms Dealers should now be in receipt of the dealers implementation letter from PSNI FEB, Be advised that  these new requirements are not instead of electronic registers, they are the law from the 31 December 2014 regardless of whether you have a paper or electronic register.

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EU Birds Directive - Article 9 Derogations Annual Review

Friday, 23 January 2015

The current declarations by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht allowing for the control of certain wild bird species are due to expire on 30 April 2015.   These declarations are made by the Minister in exercising the powers conferred on her by Section 3 of the European Communities (Wildlife Act, 1976) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 254 of 1986).

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The Countryside

Consultation on consolidation of the Habitats Regulations.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

 The Department of Environment has published a consultation on proposals to make updated and consolidated ‘Habitats Regulations’.

The Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 (‘the Habitats Regulations’) transpose the requirements of the EC ‘Habitats’ Directive and aspects of the ‘Wild Birds’ Directive. Since they were originally made in 1995, the Habitats Regulations have been subject to amendment on 6 separate occasions. The last set of amendments was made in 2012.


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Department of Justice and Equality/An Garda Síochána Working Group on Review of Firearms Licensing

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Department of Justice and Equality invites interested parties to make submissions on the joint An Garda Síochána / Department of Justice and Equality Working Group Report on the Review of Firearms Licensing.

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