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Restricted Licence

  • 24-06-2021 7:40pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 994 ✭✭✭


    When applying for a restricted shotgun (Target shooting SG with extended tube) can you tick the box for vermin control (on own land)?

    I guess as it’s 9+1 for target it can only be used at an authorised range?

    Thanks


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 28,359 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cass


    Once you tick target shooting, have the membership to a range, there is nothing stopping you from ticking hunting. Whether you get it or not is another matter.

    However, and this is important, section 33 of the wildlife act, as amended by section 41 of the 2000 act, makes it an offense to hunt "wild mammal" and "will bird" with a restricted shotgun (restricted being my shorthand for any shotgun capable of holding more than 3 cartridges).

    Now the 2000 act changed animal to mammal and bird to wild bird, which basically means if it has a season you cannot hunt it with a restricted shotgun. Vermin and anything else not covered by either act is fair game, afaik, and that may also include species under derogation (which by its very name is a suspension of normal law on the matter)
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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,758 ✭✭✭✭BattleCorp


    Peppa Cig wrote: »
    When applying for a restricted shotgun (Target shooting SG with extended tube) can you tick the box for vermin control (on own land)?

    I guess as it’s 9+1 for target it can only be used at an authorised range?

    Thanks

    You'll need a better reason than just vermin control on your own land to get a restricted shotgun as vermin control can be done with a non-restricted shotgun.

    I got my restricted shotgun for target shooting.

    There's nothing stopping you from getting it for target shooting and vermin control though.

    Edit. Cass beat me to it by a few seconds.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 28,359 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cass


    BattleCorp wrote: »
    Edit. Cass beat me to it by a few seconds.
    Hah, too slow. :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 994 ✭✭✭Peppa Cig


    BattleCorp wrote: »
    You'll need a better reason than just vermin control on your own land to get a restricted shotgun as vermin control can be done with a non-restricted shotgun.

    I got my restricted shotgun for target shooting.

    There's nothing stopping you from getting it for target shooting and vermin control though.

    Edit. Cass beat me to it by a few seconds.

    Yeh. It would be for Target. Was just wondering if it could dual purpose for vermin and negate the need for 2 SG’s.

    Thanks lads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 994 ✭✭✭Peppa Cig


    Cass wrote: »
    Once you tick target shooting, have the membership to a range, there is nothing stopping you from ticking hunting. Whether you get it or not is another matter.

    However, and this is important, section 33 of the wildlife act, as amended by section 41 of the 2000 act, makes it an offense to hunt "wild mammal" and "will bird" with a restricted shotgun (restricted being my shorthand for any shotgun capable of holding more than 3 cartridges).

    Now the 2000 act changed animal to mammal and bird to wild bird, which basically means if it has a season you cannot hunt it with a restricted shotgun. Vermin and anything else not covered by either act is fair game, afaik, and that may also include species under derogation (which by its very name is a suspension of normal law on the matter)

    If I plugged the tube when hunting :cool:


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 28,359 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cass


    Then you're golden.

    Section 33:
    (a) with a repeating or automatic shotgun (other than a repeating or automatic shotgun which is adapted or modified so as to render it incapable of carrying more than three shotgun cartridges), with an airgun, air-rifle, gas-rifle, pistol or revolver, or with any firearm fitted with a silencer device, any wild bird,
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