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Deer culling survey???

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  • 21-12-2022 5:21pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭


    They have just posted a survey on gov.ie to get public feedback on deer management in Ireland. Some very interesting questions. Some one might be able to put a link here.....I can,t☹️ may fill it out in case any one reads it??



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  • Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭kunekunesika


    Just occurred to me, one question is missing, thankfully. No mention of re introduction of apex predators 🤣🤣🤣 dept of agriculture were involved.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 1,476 Mod ✭✭✭✭otmmyboy2


    Never forget, the end goal is zero firearms of any type.

    S.I. No. 187/1972 - Firearms (Temporary Custody) Order - Firearms seized

    S.I. No. 21/2008 - Firearms (Restricted Firearms and Ammunition) Order 2008 - Firearm types restricted

    Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 - Firearms banned & grandfathered

    S.I. No. 420/2019 - Magazine ban, ammo storage & transport restricted

    Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 - 2023 Firearm Ban (retroactive to 8 years prior)



  • Registered Users Posts: 117 ✭✭itisnotgrand


    Completed it. Big focus on making it easier and faster to get a license and improve the version market. Lovely meat anyway



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,976 ✭✭✭✭Grizzly 45



    Press Release 21 December 2022

    Ministers McConalogue and O’Brien launch public consultation on deer management

    Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue T.D and Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien T.D, today jointly launched a new public consultation to inform the next phase of the development of the Deer Management Strategy.

    The purpose of the consultation coordinated by the Deer Management Strategy Group is to gather views on key issues relating to deer management in Ireland, the impact of increased deer numbers on a variety of issues such as forestry, biodiversity, road safety, animal health and welfare and the welfare of the deer themselves.

    The Deer Management Strategy Group is chaired by Teddy Cashman and was convened earlier this year to continue the work of the Irish Deer Management Forum (IDMF).

    Launching the consultation, Minister McConalogue said:

    “ For agriculture as well as our nature ecosystems, it is important that we aware of the need for the sustainable management of our national deer population. These include the protection of biodiversity, newly planted forestry, pasture and crops, road safety, animal health, public health, and not least the health and welfare of the deer themselves.

    “I am delighted to see the Deer Management Strategy group, chaired by Teddy Cashman, progress this important work with officials from my department, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Coillte. Teddy and the group have shown tremendous leadership so far and I look forward to seeing their work progress. I encourage all interested parties, be that individuals, groups or associations to make their views known to the consultation so that the deer can be managed in a sustainable way in the future.”

    Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien said: “Deer are an important part of our natural and cultural heritage. They have benefited in recent decades from protection under the Wildlife Acts and their number and range has been increasing. This expansion in deer numbers can bring challenges for landowners and for biodiversity. The management of deer in Ireland has many facets and it is important that all stakeholders have an opportunity to feed into the process. Minister McConalogue and I encourage everyone with an interest in deer in Ireland to take part in this survey.”

    The Deer Management Strategy Group are requesting the views of all stakeholders with the aim of creating a sustainable and effective deer management strategy for both now and for the future.

    Interested individuals, groups or organisations can share their views on deer management in Ireland by completing the online survey available on the Government of Ireland website at gov.ie - Consultations (www.gov.ie). Closing date for submissions is 5pm, Friday, 10 February 2023.

    ENDS

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  • Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭BSA International


    Filled in in there. Pre-determined questions reduces proper response.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭Rescueme0007


    I felt the questions were rather limited in scope.



  • Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭kunekunesika


    I've yet to see any gov survey that doesn't seem to be steering or limiting you.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,976 ✭✭✭✭Grizzly 45


    This survey seems to have attracted our Anti friends too. The journal. ie "newspaper" comments are hilarious from the city slickers about reintroducing wolves to control them!

    FB Ban hunting and bloodsports in Ireland page screenshot.


    https://www.thejournal.ie/deer-control-consultation-5953024-Dec2022/?utm_source=shortlink&fbclid=IwAR1Q1iuXo-lKLsmuRwyMRZ8UUumHHJZ5LnEyvYFzzXpefiyO9VpAU7JfhyY

    "If you want to keep someone away from your house, Just fire the shotgun through the door."

    Vice President [and former lawyer] Joe Biden Field& Stream Magazine interview Feb 2013 "



  • Registered Users Posts: 32 Splish Splash


    Why is the only option for deer 'managment' to kill them? Why is there not an option to 'trap, neuter, release'? That would make it easier to reduce the Sika threat also. The only options on that survey were hunt/cull/develop the venison market.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,976 ✭✭✭✭Grizzly 45


    As giving deer contraceptives, moving them to other parts and all the other naive ideas that have been tried out over the decades in other countries where people actually have the knowledge and monies to do so don't work in the really real world and are very expensive to the taxpayer in the long run with little or no effective returns. Hunting and culling is the most efficient, cost-effective and humane and less dangerous and costly[and idiotic] than releasing apex predators back into a country that has been changed irrevocably in 500 years when they were last here .

    "If you want to keep someone away from your house, Just fire the shotgun through the door."

    Vice President [and former lawyer] Joe Biden Field& Stream Magazine interview Feb 2013 "



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  • Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭kunekunesika


    Relocation isn't an option, as there is nowhere to move them to, that doesn't have deer population already.



  • Registered Users Posts: 280 ✭✭Mississippi.


    Reminder

    Closing date tomorrow ( Fri ) 5:00 pm



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