Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) was delighted to host representatives of PSNI Firearms and Explosives Branch and the Wildlife Liaison Officer on our stand at the Ballynahinch Game and Harvest Festival at Montalto last weekend.
Michaela Fox and Emma Newell from FEB were on hand to offer advice on all firearms related topics and they were kept busy with a steady stream of enquiries.
Emma Meredith, PSNI Wildlife Liaison Officer, attended on the Sunday and generated much interest and debate on wildlife crime in Northern Ireland, as well as highlighting specific initiatives aimed at reducing incidents; including ‘Operation Wild Deer’.
CAI works closely with FEB and indeed is an active member of the Northern Ireland Firearms Forum, hosted by PSNI. It was of great benefit not only to our members but indeed all firearms certificate holders to have FEB representatives at the Fair as this gives the public the opportunity to engage freely with them and to have their queries dealt with at first hand.
CAI was also pleased to sponsor a prize for a competition that Gundog Rescue were running at the Fair. Gundog Rescue have rehomed more than 284 dogs so far this year. The lucky Under 17 winner was Darren Clements, who was given free CAI membership for one year.
There was great camaraderie between the stallholders and CAI are particularly grateful to Elite Guns from Newry (www.eliteguns.co.uk) for providing endless tea and coffee!
Countryside Alliance Christmas Cards
We know it’s only September but the CA 2016 Christmas card collection is now available online. This year there are eight beautiful, top quality Christmas cards to choose from as well as the 2017 Countryside Alliance calendar. shop.countryside-alliance.org
To order your Christmas cards and calendars over the telephone, please call 0370 270 9011.