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Wild Deer Association of Ireland

Identification number in the register: 79784888613-31
Registration date: 17/04/2012 23:21:35

The information on this entity was last modified on: 23/04/2014 00:55:46
The date of the last annual update was: 23/04/2014 00:55:46

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Wild Deer Association of Ireland



    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Midleton, PO Box 31
Cork -

(+353) 872496987


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Damien Hannigan

Hon. Secretary

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Damien Hannigan

Hon. Secretary

    Goals / remit

1.To promote and encourage efforts to improve the management and conservation of our Deer population and its habitat.

2.To Defend, Advocate and represent the sport of Deer Stalking.

3.To provide information for Deerstalkers with a view to attaining high standards of sportsmanship and safety.

4.To cooperate and liaise with other sporting bodies in matters of common interest.

5.To support efforts to protect field sports and its traditions.



Since its establishment in 1981 the Wild Deer Association of Ireland has grown to become the largest organisation of its kind in Ireland, representing those involved in deer management, deer stalking and people with an interest in the conservation and well-being of wild deer.

The Wild Deer Association of Ireland is recognised as the leading authority on wild deer in Ireland holding numerous events throughout the year with the aim to develop the knowledge and skills of our members and the general public. Our events and seminars include international deer experts on issues relating to deer and deer management. The Wild Deer Association of Ireland is one of the founder members of Deer Alliance the assessment committee set up to oversee the Hunter Competence Assessment Programme (HCAP) which provides a first step to developing the knowledge and competence of deer managers and deer stalkers by providing a recognised qualification.

We are also a member of FACE which is recognised by the European Commission as the main discussion partner, representing Europe's 7 million hunters, and are consulted by the relevant Directorate-General during the elaboration and monitoring of EU legislation dealing with hunting, wildlife management, nature conservation, firearms, wild animal health, game meat hygiene, etc.

Since 2009 we provide a Deer Management Programme to advise and assist landowners on the management of deer, while maintaining the herd in a safe and sustainable environment.

More recent campaigns include "Shine a Light on Poaching" which promotes the illegal taking of deer. "Report a Wildlife Crime" allows for the reporting of suspected incidents of Deer Poaching and other Wildlife Crimes. "Deer Awareness Ireland" highlights the growing incidents of road traffic accidents involving deer and what actions can be taken to reduce such incidents.

We regularly lobby and work with government departments on deer related issues and legislation.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Environment

    Membership and affiliation



FACE Ireland
FACE Europe
Deer Alliance
Irish Trophy Commission
CIC International

    Financial data

05/2012  -  03/2013

20,000 €






20,000 €


20,000 €

200,000  € - 250,000  €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.