Training courses for CAI members

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Countryside Alliance Ireland works closely with the British Deer Society in Northern Ireland and we are delighted to announce that they have announced a Deer Stalking Certificate 1 course for June 2018.

They are holding a three day, DSC1 course in Clabby, Co. Fermanagh on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 22nd – 24th June 2018.

The course comprises two days professional classroom instruction including series of lectures, videos and discussion and a day at the range, testing your field safety and shooting, supply of a BDS training manual, DMQ registration and 5 DSC1 assessments. The cost is £295 per candidate.

DSC1 - Assessment Only Day

People with considerable prior knowledge and experience may not feel the need to attend a full training course and as such are able to take only the DSC1 assessments leading to the award of DSC1. The five DSC1 assessments will take place on Saturday 23rd June 2018. The cost is £160 per candidate.

For more information go to www.bds.org.uk and click on ‘training’; telephone 01425 655434; email: education@bds.org.uk or contact Adrian Fitzsimons at the NI branch on 07714 213592.

Purchasing Rodenticides in ROI - Proof of Competence Required from 1 January 2018 at Point of Sale

Newly introduced requirements for those offering rodent pest management services require that from 1 January 2018 both Pest Management Trained Professional Users (PMUs) and Professional Users of rodenticides (farmers, game keepers, property caretakers etc) will need proof of competence at point of sale.

The required proof for PMUs will be the individual’s PMU number as issued by the Pesticide and Control Divisions (PRCD) of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), while for farmers it will be their herd number/flock number.

For more information: www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie