A County Qualifier and Club shoot will be held at Dunmanway Clay Shooting Grounds on 07 May 2017. First Card will be at 11:00 am with last card at 15:00 pm. 3 person and 6 person teams. An open shoot and a novelty shoot will also apply.
Involvement in Shooting sports can expose participants to levels of noise intense enough to do permanent damage to hearing unless the proper precautions are taken. We are fortunate enough to have the Walker Hearing Clinic willing to give professional advice and they have already presented at one of our quarterly meetings. They have also offered our members and immediate family the following discounts.
- €300 discount across their range of hearing aids (per pair).
- 15% discount on all hearing protection
- 15% discount on the cost of a diagnostic hearing consultation
They charge €75 for a diagnostic hearing test normally. This includes GP report and a referral if necessary. If a patient purchases a hearing aid or hearing protection, this cost is included.
- 10% discount on wax removal by micro suction
Superintendent Fogarty of An Garda Siochana wishes to meet with gun club members in the Bantry district. Castletownbere, Drimoleague, Schull, Goleen and the Mizen area. He wants to establish and touch base to share his requirements regarding safe gun storage and safe gun controls. This meeting will be held in the West Lodge Hotel on Tue 11th April at 21:00 hrs.
An information night for Gun Clubs will be hosted by An Garda Siochana at the West Lodge Hotel on April 11th at 21:oo hrs. Federation of Co Cork Executive will have a presence there on the night and will be delighted to meet members and talk to them.
A 100 bird Clay shoot will be held on Sunday 12th March 2017 at the Lazydog Shooting Grounds. prizes of 1st,2nd,3rd and spots. refreshments on the day. Start at 11am last entry 2 pm. All are welcome, teas, coffee and snacks provided. For further information if req please contact John Barry, Hon Secretary, Waterfall and Bishopstown GRA 086-8094815
A County Qualifier Clay Shoot will take place on Sunday 19th Feburary at the Quarry Shooting grounds in Belgooly Co Cork. The start time will be 10:30 Am hoping to finish at 15:00 Pm.
On Sunday 26th February from 10am to 3:30pm.
At New Twopothouse Mallow in aid of the Hope Foundation.
50 bird sporting and 15 bird dtl.
Raffle with under and over shot gun as a prize and numerous prizes.
Signposted from village
Inquires to pat Hayes on 087 251 1869.
The Ballydangan Bog Red Grouse Project (in Roscommon) will feature on RTE’s Eco Eye this Tuesday at 7pm.
Once they heard about (at least) 7 pairs of breeding curlew on the site in 2016, RTE arrived last August interviewing Pat Dunning of Moore Gun Club.
Bird Flu has been found in Ireland.
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed the H5N8 strain of avian flu has been identified in a wild duck in County Wexford.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said although the H5N8 subtype can cause serious disease in poultry and other birds, no human infections with the virus have been reported worldwide.
The risk to humans has therefore been rated as very low.
The department said the detection was not unexpected, as there had been infections of a “highly pathogenic” variant detected in Great Britain in the last two weeks.
Further tests are being carried out to determine whether the virus found in Ireland is the same highly pathogenic strain that is currently present in Great Britain and mainland Europe.
The results of the tests will not be available until the middle of next week.
In 2015, Glenfarne Gun Club was awarded a small Heritage Council grant to make a film documentary about Conservation of Red Grouse and the work being done on the Boleybrack project. With the benefit of a few small donations and voluntary help received from some film professionals and others, they got it done. Other difficulties delayed the release but they finally launched the finished product in October and they are proud to announce the availability of “Glen of the Grouse” on-line. To view this high quality documentary, simply follow the link below to the Glen of the Grouse website and press play. A great deal of hard work has gone into getting this documentary to this point and they are very proud of what has been achieved.
We hope you enjoy it and that you will circulate the link to others and help them to showcase the very positive conservation work being done by hunters.